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Political opposition stalling approval of GMO mustard in India, scientist says

Political opposition stalling approval of GMO mustard in India, scientist says

Delhi University scientist Deepak Pental, the inventor of genetically modified (GM) mustard, has said the Union government appeared interested in ...
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Fight against fall armyworm in Africa hindered by ‘anti-GMO sentiment’, scientist argues

Though anti-GMO sentiment is restraining agricultural advancement in the developing world, an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his research will ...
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Viewpoint: FDA’s plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs is a ‘failed policy’

Some bureaucrats in the Trump administration seem not to have gotten the memo about deregulation being good for innovation, the ...
Viewpoint: How the United Nations stifles biotechnology innovation

Viewpoint: How the United Nations stifles biotechnology innovation

The political elites who advocate bigger and more intrusive government habitually try to use scientific literacy as a rhetorical cudgel ...
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Bayer needs ‘Ph.D-type jurors’ to win upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials, expert says

In August, a San Francisco County Superior Court jury ordered Monsanto [now owned by Bayer] to pay former school groundskeeper ...
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CRISPR-edited wine grapes could cut pesticide use in Europe, but regulatory hurdles remain

When you toast during the holidays .... think about [this]: grape vines occupy 3 percent of the land cultivated in ...
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Japan’s ‘moderate’ regulation proposal could spur development of gene-edited crops

A health ministry panel said [December 5] that most of the foods currently under development using genome editing can be ...
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GM cotton could revive Nigeria’s ‘comatose’ textile industry, government says

Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology ...
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Viewpoint: With reasonable regulation, we can turn wild plants into food with gene editing

The crops we rely on today have been bred over thousands of years to enhance certain characteristics. For example, sweetcorn ...
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Is Europe ‘turning its back’ on reason and science?

Is Europe, home of the Enlightenment, turning its back on reason and science? Recent decisions by Europe’s regulators, judges, and ...
Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

CBC News has learned AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. Environment and Climate Change ...
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Video: As gene editing hits the farm, how will agriculture change?

Cows born without horns or pigs that never reach puberty? These scenarios could become a reality soon thanks to new gene-editing ...
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USDA set to release final ‘bioengineered’ food labeling rule

After a contentious two-year comment period .... a rule requiring companies to label genetically modified foods is being finalized [the week ...
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Precautionary principle may threaten progress of agriculture, medicine in Africa, expert says

An over-reliance on the precautionary principle threatened to impede innovation in decisions made at [the recent] Convention on Biological Diversity ...
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Will GMO food labels ease consumer fear and bring biotechnology ‘into the limelight’?

There is .... a debate amongst GMO supporters about whether GMO foods should be labeled. Some supporters believe GMO food ...
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Rejecting GMO crops is a risky decision, experts say

Every new or improved technology, regardless of its particular field or application, can involve risk, potential risk, or perception of ...
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Uganda’s young cassava farmers want access to GMO crops

Though Uganda’s Parliament passed a biosafety bill [the week of November 26], it remains unclear whether it will benefit a ...
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Switzerland may update its 2004 genetic engineering law to better regulate CRISPR gene editing

The Swiss Federal Council wants to adapt genetic engineering regulations to new [gene-editing] techniques. In view of these new technologies, ...
Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

White button mushrooms .... [T]hese little mushrooms represent an important agricultural milestone because they were the first gene-edited crop to ...
Artificial vs natural? Ocean Spray sued for using synthetic flavor in its cranberry juice

Artificial vs natural? Ocean Spray sued for using synthetic flavor in its cranberry juice

Ocean Spray, the company that makes several popular cranberry juice drinks, is battling a class-action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs ...
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Ugandan researchers look to biotechnology to bolster food production in the face of climate change

As the impact of climate change continues to grow worldwide, farmers are likely to face new challenges in the form ...
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Newly passed biosafety bill in Uganda aims to ensure ‘safe development’ of GMO crops

Parliament has passed the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill, 2018, formerly known as the National Biotechnology and Bio-safety Bill. The bill ...
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There is a ‘broad scientific consensus’ on GMO crop safety, expert affirms

Despite the long enunciated national policy of safe, responsible use of modern biotechnology, a few local government units in the ...
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Will allergen-free milk revive New Zealand’s genetic engineering debate?

It is an irony of bioscience that a country that prohibits most genetically modified produce from the food chain is ...
Why some Canadian farmers don't want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Why some Canadian farmers don’t want glyphosate-tolerant GMO wheat

Delegates attending the Keystone Agriculture Producers’ (KAP) advisory council meeting [in Manitoba] Nov. 12 passed a resolution .... to lobby ...
Better livestock breeding could help bring Uganda's farmers out of poverty

Better livestock breeding could help bring Uganda’s farmers out of poverty

“Kafuuzi!” Grace Bwogi shouted. A black and grey goat turned in the caller’s direction before shifting her gaze and continuing ...
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Gene editing set to revolutionize agriculture—but how should it be regulated?

In the next few decades, humanity faces its biggest food crisis since the invention of the plow. The planet’s population, ...
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‘Low to non-existent’ safety risks and higher yields support widespread adoption of GMO crops, researchers say

The anticipated world population growth emphasizes a need to produce more food on less land. Cutting-edge technologies, including genetic engineering, can ...