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EU approval of glyphosate weed killer was based on ‘plagiarized’ Monsanto studies, report finds

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EU regulators based a decision to relicense the controversial glyphosate-based Monsanto weed-killer on an assessment which was heavily plagiarized from agri-chemical industry reports, a cross party group of MEPs has revealed. The MEPs commissioned the investigation after the Guardian reported that Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) had copy-and-pasted tracts from Monsanto studies into Read More

French court annuls market approval for Bayer's RoundUp Pro 360

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FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman PARIS (Reuters) – A French court dealt a blow to Bayer’s Monsanto division by deciding to cancel the authorization to market a Monsanto product containing glyphosate. Court filings published on Tuesday showed that Read More

Canada sees no cancer risk from Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

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Canadian farmers will continue using glyphosate after Health Canada concluded that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer poses no human risks. The federal agency dismissed eight notices of objection and assertions made in the so-called Monsanto Papers in 2017. “After a thorough scientific review, we have concluded that the concerns raised by the Read More

Israel accused of ruining Palestinian crops by spraying pesticides along Gaza border

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Human rights groups have called on Israel to stop spraying herbicides along the Gaza border – a practice that is blamed for destroying Palestinian crops and causing Health problems. RT spoke with a farmer affected by the policy. Dubbed “farm warfare” by critics, Israeli authorities insist that they only spray Israeli crops with herbicides, but Palestinian farmers Read More

China's approval of DowDuPont soy poses challenge to Bayer

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – China’s approval of imports of a DowDuPont Inc (DWDP.N) genetically modified soybean puts rival Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) on the defensive, investors and analysts said, as U.S. farmers will have a new choice when planting their most valuable agricultural export. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG, February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo Read More

China gives long-awaited GM crop approvals amid U.S. trade talks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China approved five genetically modified (GM) crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months in a move that could boost its overseas grains purchases and ease pressure from the United States to open its markets to more farm goods. FILE PHOTO: A researcher uses a pipette to develop assay Read More

U.S. judge stands by ruling to limit evidence in Roundup cancer trials

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(Reuters) – A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Friday declined to reconsider a ruling that limits evidence the plaintiffs in the litigation consider crucial to their cases. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Read More

U.S. judge limits evidence in trial over Roundup cancer claims

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(Reuters) – A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France, May 6, 2018. Read More

InVivo looks to pesticide-free food, French bread for future growth

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PARIS (Reuters) – French agricultural cooperative InVivo said on Tuesday it wants to invest heavily in new farming techniques to support pesticide-free food and is considering making bread as it seeks new growth drivers after the sale of its animal nutrition unit. FILE PHOTO: The logo of InVivo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Read More