Archive for February, 2019

“41% glyphosate-cancer increase claim under fire: Did authors of new meta-study deliberately manipulate data or just botch their analysis?”

The Genetic Literacy Project posted the above-titled article. The entire article can be read here.



“Rebellion against Europe’s ‘innovation-killing’ crop gene editing regulations grows among scientists, frustrated member states”

Cameron English | Genetic Literacy Project | February 11, 2019

The Genetic Literacy Project posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“Last July, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) surprised pretty much everybody—politicians, industry and environmental NGOs—when it ruled that plants developed using gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR should be regulated as transgenic crops (GMOs) under rules promulgated in 2001, and now widely considered archaic.

Almost the entire European science establishment had urged that gene-edited crops should be subject to minimal regulations. Not surprisingly, scientists across the continent were almost universally disappointed at what they believed was a political rather than a science-based decision.

Ninth Circuit Will Rehear Chlorpyrifos Ban En Banc

A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ordered EPA “to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos within 60 days” of the court’s order. One of the three judges dissented on several grounds, including that the court did not have jurisdiction to issue this order.

The Ninth Circuit has now granted EPA’s Petition for En Banc Rehearing of this Order and the three-judge panel decision underlying it. Oral argument before every non-recused judge in the Ninth Circuit is scheduled for sometime during the week of March 25, 2019, in San Francisco.