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California lists Roundup ingredient as a chemical linked to cancer; Monsanto vows to fight 27.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The main ingredient of the pesticide Roundup will be added to a list of chemicals that California believes are linked to cancer, and products that contain the compound will have to carry a warning label by next year.

That designation under the state’s Proposition 65 rules won’t keep the chemical,...

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Jury awards $218 million to farmers in GMO corn suit 24.6.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of tens of thousands of lawsuits assailing Syngenta’s decision to introduce its Viptera seed strain to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports. The Kansas trial and a Minnesota one next month involving about 60,000 cases are to serve as bellwether trials, providing guidance for how the complex web of litigation in state and federal courts could be resolved. The lawsuits allege Syngenta’s move to market the seed variety before China’s clearing of it for imports wrecked an increasingly important export market for U.S. corn, causing years of depressed prices. Most of the farmers suing didn’t grow Viptera, but China also rejected millions of metric tons of ...
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Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit 24.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Kansas trial and a Minnesota one next month involving about 60,000 cases are to serve as bellwether trials, providing guidance for how the complex web of litigation in state and federal courts could be resolved.
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Kansas farmers get $218M in Syngenta GMO suit 24.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Kansas City, Mo. • A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits assailing Syngenta’s decision to introduce its Viptera seed strain to the U.S. market before China approv...
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Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit 23.6.2017 AP Business
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety....
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the […]
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For ‘Okja,’ growing a GMO pig from page to screen 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant. It’s a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the […]
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Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed.
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China Greenlights Imports of Two New GMO Products 15.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China has approved imports of two new varieties of genetically modified crops, clearing the way for U.S. agricultural companies to market new biotech seeds to farmers.
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Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically 'edited' foods 14.6.2017 Washington Post
Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically 'edited' foods
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Bothell is at center stage in $511M Japan-Denmark biotech deal 14.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Japanese conglomerate Asahi Glass recently spent half a billion dollars to buy the Danish contract manufacturing company CMC Biologics, and has made Bothell the center for a multinational biotechnology operation it intends to grow.
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Attack of the Killer Petunias 13.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Harmless flowers are destroyed since they were genetically modified but not Washington-approved.
1st farmer lawsuit begins against Syngenta over China trade 7.6.2017 Washington Post
1st farmer lawsuit begins against Syngenta over China trade
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1st farmer lawsuit begins against Syngenta over China trade 7.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits over Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta’s introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety is underway in a Kansas federal courtroom. The trial that began Monday in Kansas City, Kansas, involves four Kansas farmers representing about 7,300 farmers in the state. Another […]
1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade 5.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday in Kansas against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports.
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In public understanding of science, alternative facts are the norm 30.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If we are committed to combating "alternate facts" in science - as we should be - then we must also combat the alternative theories that license them, says guest blogger Andrew Shtulman.
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Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch 29.5.2017 AP National
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce....
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Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch 29.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. The work at Cornell University’s test farm, 160 miles west of Albany in the Finger Lakes, is a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths. The […]
Lawsuit Targets Potential Cancer Threat in the South's Farming Communities 23.5.2017 Truthout.com
More than 800 cancer patients nationwide are involved in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the chemical giant Monsanto of failing to adequately warn them about a possible link between their disease and glyphosate, the key ingredient in its enormously popular Roundup herbicide. The lawsuit was sparked by a 2015 determination by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen, with research tying it to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in humans. The IARC also found "convincing evidence" that glyphosate can cause cancer in laboratory animals, while other studies it reviewed found the chemical damages human DNA. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate is safe, as industry-funded studies have found. But the class-action lawsuit has unearthed documents that cast doubt on its safety -- and on the handling of its potential risks by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the New York Times reported earlier this year: The ...
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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