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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

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New study finds pest resistance to GE crops on the rise

Insect resistance to crops genetically engineered to fend off pests is evolving faster than ever before, but new traits and the use of refuge areas with non-GE plants offer hope that the trend can be reversed, according to new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

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Baby formula maker urges court to reject GMO suit, citing new USDA law

Baby formula manufacturer Abbott Laboratories says the 2016 federal bioengineered food disclosure law preempts a false advertising complaint that targets its non-GMO product labels. 

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Court rejects challenge of Chipotle non-GMO claims

A federal appeals court has refused to revive a class action lawsuit alleging Chipotle's "non-GMO" menu claims are deceptive. 

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Stakeholders weigh in on regulatory reforms needed at USDA

Several stakeholders on Monday (Oct. 2) listed regulations that USDA should target for reform so that the agency can align with the Trump administration’s mandate to slash two regulations for every one new regulation.

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Syngenta agrees to settle GMO corn dispute

Syngenta has agreed to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by farmers who allege the company acted irresponsibly when it commercialized two new genetically engineered corn traits. 

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Democrats blast Trump nominee to head EPA chemical safety office

Senate Democrats on Wednesday (Oct. 3) voiced furious opposition to the Trump administration's nominee to head the EPA's chemical safety office, declaring him unfit for the job because of his work on behalf of the chemical, pesticide, food and tobacco industries. 

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Federal agencies to hold October meeting on whole genome sequencing

Federal food safety agencies will host a public meeting Oct. 26 and 27 at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss their practices and plans for collecting and analyzing whole genome sequence (WGS) data, as well the state of the science and other issues surrounding this technology, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday (Sept. 21).

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Trump EPA nominee criticized for food, pesticide industry ties

Environmentalists and consumer groups are trying to rally opposition to the Trump administration's nominee to head the EPA's chemical safety office, arguing his close ties to the food, chemical, and pesticide industries render him unsuitable for the job. 

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