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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

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

After Monsanto patent ruling, Indian farmers hope for next-gen GM seeds

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MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A court ruling in India this week that upheld a Monsanto patent on genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has raised hopes among farmers that the company would now launch its next-generation seeds, the application for which it pulled two years ago. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto is displayed on a screen where the 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

Monsanto patent victory seen as a boost for biotech investment in India

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that is expected to encourage biotechnology firms to step up investment in the country. FILE PHOTO – Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock Read More

Monsanto patent victory seen spurring biotech investment in India

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that is expected to encourage biotechnology firms to step up investment in the country. FILE PHOTO – Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock Read More

U.S. judge selects first case in federal Monsanto weed-killer litigation

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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on Tuesday selected the first case to be tried in federal court in February 2019. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, Read More