Full English Index for Bio Journal
(From January 2019)

Headlines of all articles in Bio Journal translated into English (most recent at top, abbreviations table at foot of page). Where the entire article has been translated into English the headline below is linked to the article. For further information, kindly contact CBIC staff at:

Bio Journal - December

EU genome edited food regulations make no progress (GM Watch 2019/11/7 and others)


  • US glyphosate lawsuits exceed 40,000 (Farm Weekly 2019/10/31)
  • After being put on hold, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) grants award to Sri Lankan doctors (GM Watch 2019/11/5)
  • Thailand bans three agricultural chemicals including glyphosate (Bangkok Post 2019/10/25, 2019/11/9)
  • Bangladesh to go ahead with cultivation of golden rice (Stop Golden Rice! Network 2019/11/15)
  • Concerns about acceptance of genome edited crops by Australian organic certification organization (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture 2019/11/11)
  • Pesticide residues in mothers has impacts on babies (International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2019/11/8)
  • Glyphosate has adverse impacts on honeybees (Insects 2019/10/18)
  • Problems with gprime editingh, a new form of genome editing (GM Watch 2019/11/1)
  • Swine fever countermeasures
  • Genome edited crops will not receive organic certification in Japan

Bio Journal - November

Bio Journal - October

Growth hormone residues in US beef, for which tariffs are soon to be lowered (GM Watch 2019/8/25)


  • Maine submits bill to ban the use of herbicides in forests (Bangor Daily News 2019/9/14)
  • Germany to ban use of glyphosate by end of 2023 (The Guardian 2019/9/4)
  • Glyphosate ban spreads among French municipalities ( 2019/9/13)
  • Intense debate over genome editing restrictions in Tasmania (The Examiner 2019/9/3)
  • Brazil suspends plan to introduce genome edited cattle (Wired 2019/8/26 and others)
  • Genome editing research on grapes moves on to Kyoho (Nikkei Biotech 2019/9/13)
  • GM mosquitoes survive and become uncontrollable (Nature Scientific Reports 2019/9/10)
  • GM cotton with seven kinds of genes inserted moves toward approval
  • Monsanto: pressure on media and legislatures uncovered (Greybull Gazette 2019/9/9)

Bio Journal - September

Controversy over organic certification of genome-edited crops (The Cornucopia Institute 2019/7/25, EURACTIV.COM 2019/7/9, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament 2019/7/25)


  • Action filed against EPA and Bayer demanding cancellation of approval for Dicamba-type herbicide (New Food Magazine 2019/08/14)
  • US grain organization demands restrictions on genome-editing ( 2019/8/7)
  • Action filed over sale of glyphosate with no statement about carcinogenicity (Sustainable Pulse 2019/8/8, Merco Press 2019/8/10)
  • UN requests relief for Paraguayan pesticide damage (United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner 2019/8/14)
  • Insect pests show resistance to new insect toxin (DTN Progressive Farmer 2019/8/1)
  • Various issues arise with hornless genome-edited cattle (Independent Science News 2019/8/12)
  • US research lab produces human-monkey chimera (The Guardian 2019/8/3)
  • Number of glyphosate lawsuits rises to 18,400 (CAN 2019/7/30)
  • Will Bayer pay compensation? (Bloomberg 2019/8/9, Reuters 2019/8/9)
  • Bayer faces another pollution issue (ROF 2019/7/23)
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) demands ban on use of glyphosate (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2019/7/31)

Bio Journal - August 2019

Genome-edited crops quickly appearing in commercial production


  • Glyphosate class action lawsuits also filed one after the other in Canada (The Chronicle Herald 2019/7/6)
  • Trump administrationfs new policy on GMO promotion (USA Government Federal Register 2019/6/14)
  • Stomach and gut disorders from artificial beef burger (GMO Science 2019/6/25)
  • Glyphosate use halved in Hawaii (Gary Hooserfs Blog 2019/7/1)
  • Deliberations begin in US on abolition of animal experiments (The Intercept 2019/7/3)
  • Bowing to US pressure, Columbian government withdraws ban on glyphosate (Prensa Latina 2019/6/25)
  • Australia imposes total ban on glyphosate (Reuters 2019/7/2)
  • German Chancellor Merkel announces end of glyphosate (Reuters 2019/6/26)
  • Largest German railway company moves to suspend glyphosate use (The Local 2019/6/14)
  • Nigerian citizensf organization protests against GM cassava (Leadership 2019/6/26)
  • Carcinogenicity increases when Dicamba and glyphosate are used in mixture (Weed Technology 2019/6/6)
  • Pest resistant honeybee developed using genome editing (Test Biotech 2019/7/3)
  • Round-table conference on genome-edited livestock (A Bigger Conversation 2019/6/24)
  • GM mosquitoes released in Burkina Faso (Abdoulaya Diabate 2019/7/1)
  • MAFF will not block import even if new strain of non-approved GM wheat is detected (Japan Agricultural Newspaper 2019/7/18)
  • MHLW and MAFF begin accepting public comments on genome-edited foods

Bio Journal - July 2019

Genome edited baby - this time in Russia (Nature 2019/6/10, Nature Medicine 2019/6/3)


  • Glyphosate lawsuit: District court orders Bayer to reach a settlement (NPR 2019/5/22)
  • New pesticide toxin resistant insect pest discovered in Canada (The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network 2019/6/11)
  • Wild GM wheat volunteers also found in Washington State (Reuters 2019/6/8)
  • Trump administration effectively removes GMO restrictions (Bloomberg 2019/6/5)
  • GM papaya detected in breakfast cereal in Russia (RT 2019/5/20)
  • Austria to ban glyphosate Politico 2019/6/12
  • First glyphosate lawsuit in Australia (The Age 2019/6/3)
  • Countries banning glyphosate rises to 17 (Sustainable Pulse 2019/5/28)
  • Nutritional value of golden rice falls after storage (Food Chemistry 2019/4/25)
  • Japanese government closes the curtain without restrictions on genome edited foods

Bio Journal - June 2019

Unintended threats brought about by CRISPR-Cas9 (bioRxiv 2019/4/1, 2019/4/26)


  • Victims win again in third verdict in glyphosate lawsuits (AFP 2019/5/14, Reuters 2019/5/13)
  • Genome edited soy to be marketed as non-GM feed (The Minnesota Daily 2019/4/23)
  • Genome editing focus of US-EU free trade negotiations (LATP 2019/4/15)
  • Glyphosate ban spreads in US (US News & World Report 2019/3/22, Environmental Health News 2019/4/19, Las Cruces Sun-News 2019/4/7, Independent Science News 2019/5/16)
  • Multinational seed corporations involved in overthrow of Venezuelan government (Mint Press News 2019/5/6)
  • Bolivia to mass produce GM soy (ISAAA 2019/4)
  • Tracking possible for genome edited organisms (InffOGM 20019/4/28)
  • New GM potato goes to field tests in UK (GM Watch 2019/4/16)
  • Vietnam bans glyphosate imports (Sustainable Pulse 2019/3/25)
  • Illegal cultivation of Bt eggplant in India (Coalition for GM Free India 2019/4/25)
  • Japan-South Korea-Taiwan joint statement on RNA interference potato
  • Impacts on second and subsequent generations by glyphosate (Nature Scientific Reports 2019/4/23)
  • Glyphosate and liver disease (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019/4/4)
  • Violation of Cartagena laws by Gunma Prefecture Sericultural Technology Center

Bio Journal - May 2019

iPS cells and genome editing accelerate organ transplants


  • Canadafs Ministry of Environment and Climate Change approves domestic GM salmon farming (Canadians Biotechnology Action Network 2019/4/2)
  • Glyphosate victims awarded compensation of USD80,800,000 (The Guardian 2019/3/17) (Bloomberg 2019/4/8)
  • EPA moves to lift state restrictions against Dicamba (DTN Progressive Farmer 2019/3/22)
  • Severe pollution of honey by glyphosate in Canada (Environmental Health News 2019/3/22)
  • Maize cultivation gives rise to atmospheric pollution (Nature Sustainability 2019/4/19)
  • Severe GM pollution becomes clear in Canada (CBAN 2019/3/26)
  • Australian government fails to regulate genome edited food (GM Watch 2019/4/13)
  • Insecticide developed using RNA interference has impacts on soil ecology (Environmental Science & Technology 2019/1/25)
  • 2,4-D has destructive impacts on intestinal bacteria (Scientific Report 2019,9,4363)
  • Glyphosate influences soil health (Politico 2019/4/3)
  • The product Roundup has stronger kidney toxicity than glyphosate alone (International Journal of Toxicology 2018/6/11, GM Watch 2019/4/7)
  • Glyphosate results in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (International Journal of Epidemiology 2019/3/18)

Bio Journal - April 2019

US Federal Court recognizes glyphosate carcinogenicity (Sustainable Pulse 2019/3/19, Ramazzini Institute 2019/3/11, OPB 2019/3/12, Metro 2019/2/26, Deutsche Welle 2019/2/25, GM Watch 2019/3/7)


  • Miami City bans use of glyphosate (Miami New Times 2019/3/1)
  • FDA approves GM frog (Politico 2019/3/8)
  • American Midwest restaurant serves genome edited soy (AP 2019/3/12)
  • Dicamba and 2, 4-D resistant superweeds appear in US (Kansas State University 2019/3/1)
  • US administrative bodies vexed by Dicamba damage (The Star Press 2019/3/11)
  • Failed drought-resistant corn still on sale in Africa (African Center for Biodiversity 2019/3/4)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) puts prize for glysophate researchers on hold (Mongabay 2019/2/28)
  • GM egg plant cultivation fails in Bangladesh (UBINING 2019/2/26, New Age 2019/3/6)
  • The direction of Chinese restrictions on genome editing? (GM Watch 2019/3/20)
  • Indian cotton harvest falls to lowest ever level (Reuters 2019/3/11)
  • Long-term glyphosate residues in plants that do not die (Vancouver Sun 2019/2/20)
  • Genome editing induces more mutations than expected (Science 2019/2/28)
  • MEXT approves production of animal-human chimeric embryo
  • Genome treatment promotion law to be submitted during current Diet session
  • MHWL determines that safety screening for genome edited foods is unnecessary in principle

Bio Journal - March 2019

Japan's genome editing R&D to go unchecked


  • Details of US GM food labeling system decided (ISAAA 2019/1)
  • Dicamba resistant soy expands in US (OPB 2019/2/7)
  • Mass death of bees by herbicide Dicamba (Reveal 2019/1/23)
  • US agribusiness demands pressure in policy with UK (UnEarthed 2019/1/18)
  • Banned GM rapeseed discovered in France, Germany (Reuters 2019/2/6)
  • EU Agriculture Commissioner considers avoiding verdict of European Supreme Court of Justice ( 2019/1/25)
  • Retreat on France's glyphosate ban? (RFI 2019/1/25)
  • RNA interference corn application in South Africa (African Centre of Biodiversity 2019/2/7)
  • Bangladesh to finally grow golden rice (The Daily Star 2019/2/1)
  • Kerala State, India, moves to ban use of glyphosate (Onmanorama 2019/2/4)
  • Sri Lankafs kidney disease epidemic due to drinking water contaminated with glyphosate (AAAS 2019/2/4)
  • WHO to prepare standards for human genome editing (Kyodo News Service 2019/2/15)
  • Genome editing leads to epigenetic alterations (Salk Institute 2019/1/18)
  • Genome edited baby researcher fired from university (TIME 2019/1/22)
  • Genome editing innovation center established at Hiroshima University
  • Roundup increases the early mortality rate (Archives of Toxicology 2019/2/12)
  • Glyphosate causes water contamination (Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2018/12/19)

Bio Journal - February 2019

Genome-edited foods to be distributed with no restrictions


  • French court orders cancellation of glyphosate approval (Reuters 2019/1/15)
  • Five countries including Russia alter GM labels to make them easier to understand (BELARUS NEWS 2018/12/26)
  • Monarch butterfly about to go extinct in California (New York Times 2019/1/9)
  • Dicamba herbicide damage to spread in US again this year? (HPPR 2018/12/27)
  • People who believe GM food is dangerous increase in US (Agprofessional 2019/1/15)
  • Ecuador maintains status as GM-free state (Network for a GM Free Latin America 2019/1/16)
  • Bayer loses GM patent lawsuit in India (Bloomberg 2019/1/8)
  • Poor sales for Bangladesh Bt eggplant seed (The Daily Star 2018/12/20)
  • Whatfs the advantage in genome-edited drought-resistant corn? (GM Watch 2019/1/12)

Bio Journal - January 2019

Biodiversity Convention COP14 applies brakes to gene drive (ETC Groupe 2018/11/29 and others)


  • Arkansas lifts restrictions on dicamba (FERNfs AgInsider 2018/12/9)
  • Glyphosate raises death rate from Parkinsonfs Disease (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018, 15(12),2885)
  • Argentina not to restrict genome edited fish (Seeking Alpha 2018/12/18)
  • France initiates actions to abolish glyphosate use in 2020 (Sustainable Pulse 2018/11/24)
  • Illegal GM soy cultivation spreads in the Ukraine ( 2018/11/22)
  • Traceability cannot be used with genome editing (InfoOGM 2018/11/30)
  • Tanzanian government orders disposal of GMOs (The Citizen 2018/11/23)
  • Trial cultivation of GM wheat approved in Australia (ISAAA 2018/11)
  • Illegal cultivation of GM cotton discovered in Japan
  • China lowers glyphosate residue standard (Sustainable Pulse 2018/12/11)
  • GM feed additive spreads antibiotic resistant bacteria (Test biotech 2018/11/30)
  • GM mosquito release experiment concludes without exterminating mosquitoes in British Cayman Islands (Cayman News 2018/11/23)
  • Twin babies born from genome-edited fertilized ovum (BBC News 2018/11/29 and others)

AIST The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
BRAIN Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Bt Bacillus thuringiensis
GM Genetically Modified
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ES Embryonic Stem (cell)
EU European Union
IPOD The International Patent Organism Depository
JAPR The Japan Association for Advancement of Phyto-regulators
KONARC National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
MAT Multi-Auto-Transformation
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
MEXT Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
MHLW Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
MoE Ministry of the Environment
NARC National Agricultural Research Center
NARCH National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region
NARCT National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region
NIAES National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
NIAS National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
NICS National Institute of Crop Science
NIFTS National Institute of Fruit Tree Science
NIFS National Institute of Floricultural Science
NIAH National Institute of Animal Health
NILGS National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science
NIVTS National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science
R&D Research and Development
RCAST Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
SAP Scientific Advisory Panel
SNP single nucleotide polymorphism
vCJD variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
WeNARC National Agricultural Research Center for Western Region


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