|Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals|
The New York Times - 11/26/2015. By Amy Harmon - Sioux Center, Iowa: Other than the few small luxuries afforded them, like private access to a large patch of grass, there was nothing to mark the two hornless dairy calves born last spring at a breeding facility here as early specimens in a new era of humanity’s dominion over nature. But unlike a vast majority of their dairy brethren, these calves, both bulls, will never sprout horns.
|EPA Turnaround on Toxic Herbicide 'Huge Victory for Future of Food'|
Common Dreams - 11/25/2015. By Deirdre Fulton - Citing "new information" on the herbicide's environmental toxicity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it will revoke its controversial approval of Dow's Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals may be significantly more harmful than initially believed.
|Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market|
National Public Radio - 11/25/2015. By Dan Charles, The Salt - Ever been caught telling different stories to different people? It's awkward. Dow AgroSciences, which sells seeds and pesticides to farmers, made contradictory claims to different parts of the U.S. government about its latest herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency just found out, and now wants to cancel Dow's legal right to sell the product.
|The Unregulation of Biotech Crops|
The Scientist - 11/25/2015. By Kerry Grens - Thirty years ago, scientists could have only dreamed about techniques to manipulate the genome that researchers have at their disposal these days. It should come as no surprise, then, that regulations governing genetically engineered (GE) crops – devised during the Reagan administration – don’t reflect these newer methods.