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Items Tagged with 'biotechnology'


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Opinion: Once a world leader in innovation, the US is now falling behind

While the Biden administration has set forth bold goals for U.S. biotechnology to drive climate adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture and food system, the EPA, with its recent final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs), has inexplicably chosen to handcuff U.S. agricultural innovation, especially those from small companies and public sector plant breeding programs. 

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Mexico makes its case against GM white corn

U.S. and Mexican officials met behind closed doors last week to discuss Mexico’s ban on tortilla makers using genetically modified white corn, even as Mexico tries to publicly justify its action with claims that the grain is a threat to the country.
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Mexican defiance on GM corn fuels impetus for USMCA clash

Mexico’s bold move this week to reinforce its drive to disparage genetically modified corn and ban imports ignores protests from the Biden administration, adding pressure on the U.S. to follow through with recent threats to initiate a dispute under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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Senators losing patience on Mexico-US GM corn spat

The U.S. and Mexico continue to engage over Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s threat to ban genetically modified corn imports, but there were strong signs from senators Wednesday that patience is wearing thin on Capitol Hill for a resolution.

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