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Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 15, 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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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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U.S. to halt expanded use of some insecticides amid honey bee decline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides while it evaluates the risks they may pose to honey bees.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on key Roundup ingredient
U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Energy beets slow to catch on in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grafton, N.D., woman leads educational campaign for sugar beets
Laura Rutherford, a Red River Valley farm wife, is being tapped by the American Sugarbeet Growers Association to help farmers tell their story to the media.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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WHO: Monsanto weed killer 'probably' carcinogenic
A new report from a World Health Organization agency suggests that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the widely used herbicide, may increase the risk of cancer.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Breeders offering corn that’s picky about pollen
Organic farmers often live on islands in a sea of genetically modified crops. More than 90 percent of the corn farmers plant is genetically modified to resist pests and herbicides.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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SDSU Extension hires for food production security
BROOKINGS, S.D. — To be able to feed this population, food production must increase by 70 percent.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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