Two new combination herbicides may soon be available for use that could help soybean farmers. Xtend uses dicamba and glyphosate, while Enlist contains glyphosate and a new choline formulation of 2,4-D.
Genetically modified foods are largely misunderstood, and debate over their safety cannot occur without clearing up those misconceptions, EuropaBio said in a report. "GM technology is a confusing topic that needs to be explained better,” European Parliament member George Lyon said in the report. "This guide aims to look at the reality of crop science, explode some of the myths around GM and recognise the growing support from high-profile development and sustainability organisations; from the WHO to the Gates Foundation."
Pronova Biopharma shareholders have approved a takeover bid from BASF. The acquisition will increase BASF's ability to manufacture omega-3 fatty acids for consumer applications, a company spokesman said.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has asked the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to reduce the environmental effects of palm oil production by protecting forests and limiting the use of pesticides and fertilizers.