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Two ways of making malaria-proof mosquitoes.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
By harnessing the microbes that live inside these bloodsucking insects, scientists are trying to stop them from spreading disease.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

Meet the one EPA employee unafraid to call out Scott Pruitt.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Pruitt is “like a very good attorney not leaving a paper trail.”

Commission seeks ‘largest possible’ support for glyphosate re-authorization.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission is exploring ways to bridge the gap between different member state requests regarding the re-authorization of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, glyphosate.

Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Abundant supplies have helped lower food prices across the world, but the benefit to consumers and impoverished nations is muted by several factors.

The mystery of the dead bumblebees and the linden trees.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Large numbers of bees were turning up sick or dead beneath fragrant trees in botanic garden in London. Two scientists set out to crack the case.

Why we should make room for debate about high-tech meat.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The burgeoning alternative protein industry is drawing new lines and making interesting bedfellows—all the more reason to stay engaged in the conversation.

Syngenta settles Minnesota corn-contamination suit in trial.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Syngenta AG reached an in-trial settlement with a group of about 22,000 Minnesota farmers who claimed the company carelessly marketed its genetically modified corn seed, causing contamination of U.S. crops and a rejection of imports by Chinese officials.

NYC elementary students want city council to ban toxic pesticides in parks.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Some New York City elementary students took a stand Tuesday, hoping to make changes at city parks when it comes to the use of toxic pesticides.

David Suzuki: Australia's 'sickening' threat to marine reserves undermines global protection.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Conservationist and 1,461 other scientists release statement describing Australia’s oceans as a ‘global asset’ that must be protected.

US scientists to skip Monsanto summit on controversial weed killer.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto Co invited dozens of weed scientists to a summit this week to win backing for a controversial herbicide but many have declined.

Davis researchers consider health risks of firefighting chemicals, pesticides.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
UC Davis toxicology students are calling for a large-scale study on how smoke from chemicals used in wildfires impact our health.

Trouble in the fields: Why the superweeds are winning.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
More than simply an indictment of one pesticide, the dicamba dilemma has spotlighted the challenges of the nation’s increasing dependence on crops genetically altered to resist pesticides.

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