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Glyphosate pesticides persist for years in wild plants and cause flower infertility

Researchers show for first time that commonly used herbicides can persist within wild forest plants for years, reducing fertility long-term and potentially impacting pollinators

translate | 16 Jun 2021 | 1:28 pm

Ominous first step in EU renewal process of glyphosate

Four member states suggest no risk for human health – HEAL comment

translate | 16 Jun 2021 | 10:28 am

EU approval of glyphosate: The scandal continues

No new cancer study, yet EU authorities want to extend approval

translate | 16 Jun 2021 | 9:36 am

Brexit's real driving force is lower standards and less regulation

The Scottish government has put together sound, well-reasoned principles to guide their opposition to GM foods – they must be defended

translate | 15 Jun 2021 | 2:02 pm

Canada: Proposed non-approval process for gene-edited products will erode trust

Regulator would be reduced to the status of bystander while anticipated wave of foods from gene-edited plants enters food system

translate | 15 Jun 2021 | 1:52 pm

British head of Wellcome Trust accused of "chilling" bid to stifle debate on Wuhan lab leak theory

Sir Jeremy Farrar said he had "tremendous responsibility to be accountable"

translate | 13 Jun 2021 | 1:03 pm

Are gene-editing technologies traditional? Not if they are linked to intellectual rights

Small plants in test tubes

By Kathleen Garnett

translate | 12 Jun 2021 | 8:36 pm

Mexico wants to import non-GMO corn and US farmers say they can deliver it

Corn cobs on sack cloth

Mexico's GMO corn ban presents an opportunity for US farmers to supply non-GMO corn south of the border. By Ken Roseboro

translate | 7 Jun 2021 | 8:00 pm

French court rules anti-glyphosate protest necessary and proportional to protect public health

Citizen demonstration during trial of anti-glyphosate activists.jpg

Court says given the "particularly insidious" dangers of glyphosate-based herbicides, the activists' actions were justified

translate | 4 Jun 2021 | 3:00 pm

UK gene editing public consultation announcement expected mid-June

Burnt Toast

Change in law could speed commercialisation of GM wheat for people who can't "use a toaster properly"

translate | 3 Jun 2021 | 4:11 pm
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