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  1. Uganda becomes newest country to approve growing of GMO, gene-edited crops

    Uganda’s Parliament voted the long-awaited National Biosafety Act of 2017 into law … ending years of governmental debate over whether that nation’s farmers will be able to access GMOs and other tools of genetic engineering. … The National Biosafety Act 2017 will now be forwarded to President Yoweri Museveni. The President, who has on several occasions endorsed biotechnology and expressed frustration over the delay of the bill’s passage, is expected to sign the law, which will b…
  2. Crops and chemicals: What does the future hold for GMOs and pesticides?

    [Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with Paul Vincelli, a plant pathology professor at the University of Kentucky.] Farmers are using more chemicals on crops. True or False? Total pesticide use by farmers in the USA has gone up somewhat in certain crops, and down in others.  Overall, however, pesticide use has been relatively stable over a period of several decades. So, I think we can say this statement is false. We can definitely say that insecticide use has gone down. Part of t…
  3. Officials: GMO mosquitoes aren't 'drugs,' need EPA oversight

    Phys.org -Science news 10.04 / 19:51 phys.org
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say genetically modified mosquitoes are not "drugs" and should be regulated by environmental…
  4. Officials: GMO mosquitoes aren’t ‘drugs,’ need EPA oversight

    Seattletimes.com-WA 10.04 / 19:38 seattletimes.com
    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say genetically modified mosquitoes are not “drugs” and should be regulated by environmental authorities. According to guidelines posted online Wednesday, federal officials have decided that mosquitoes engineered by the biotech firm Oxitec will be regulated from now on by the Environmental Protection Agency. The guidelines clarify […