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EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator's chief pesticide regulator told Reuters.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Netflix adds 'Farmland' documentary funded by big agriculture group to streaming queue
LOS ANGELES - "Farmland," a documentary sponsored by major U.S. agricultural companies that depicts the lives of six farmers and ranchers in the 20s, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Buzz: Syngenta starts best day in 6.5 years on report of Monsanto bid interest
-Swiss crop chemical maker Syngenta up 7.5 pct & poised for biggest one-day rise since Oct 2008. -Monsanto has again approached Syngenta in recent wks with an offer to buy co, Bloomberg reported Thursday citing people familiar with the matter.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto offers to buy Syngenta again
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company has again approached Switzerland's Syngenta in recent weeks with an offer to buy the company, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EU approves first new genetically modified crops since 2013
BRUSSELS - The European Union cleared the import of 10 new types of genetically modified crops and two more kinds of cut flowers on Friday, its first authorizations in more than a year after a review of its blocked approval process.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Advocacy group offers U.S. testing for herbicide feared linked to cancer
An advocacy group seeking a ban on the world's most widely used herbicide said Wednesday it is launching a U.S. public testing project to gather data on detectable levels of the herbicide in drinking water, human urine and breast milk.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU proposes GM opt-out for members, angering pro and anti-GM camps
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU proposes new GM import approval rules, allowing opt-outs
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even after they have been approved for use in food and feed by the bloc as a whole.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA may recommend testing food for chemical residues
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Argentine farmers say Monsanto soy contract breaks local law
BUENOS AIRES - Argentine farm groups on Wednesday asked soy export companies to stop inspecting cargoes for bootlegged biotechnology at the behest of U.S. seed company Monsanto, the latest move in a long conflict between the country's farmers and Monsanto.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing; NDSU agronomist reports traces in flour
U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - - News

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Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing
U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide
BEIJING - Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US farmers take a gamble with belt-tightening as incomes slide
CHICAGO - Bracing for their leanest season in eight years, U.S. farmers are skimping on everything from machinery to fertilizers, betting that they can go down-market and yet maintain crop production and quality.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Paraquat: A controversial chemical's second act
One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial. Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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