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Viewpoint: FDA regulations ‘a disaster’ for genetically modified animal research

The Trump Administration and Congress should rein in the FDA's regulatory overreach on genetically engineered animals, which is stifling important ...
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Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

IITA scientists: GMOs could help fend off nematode crop pests in Africa, but educating policymakers and public about the benefits ...
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Complex EU system leads to undemocratic GMO approval process

[Editor's note: Monika Mühlböck is a professor at the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. Jale Tosun is ...
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CRISPR could revolutionize livestock breeding—if people will eat gene-edited animals

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), the last site-specific endonuclease to be developed, is an RNA- guided endonuclease, easy ...
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South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

South Australia is set to extend its controversial ban on the growing of genetically-modified crops until 2025 after a bill ...
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Viewpoint: Blame activist social media for Europe’s anti-science crusade against glyphosate

[Editor's note: Richard Hackett is an Agronomist based in North County Dublin, Ireland.] [A]ccess to abundant food has led to complacency ...
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What’s a ‘GMO’ food?

[W]hat exactly is a GMO? The initialism stands for "genetically modified organism," but it's a term lacking scientific precision. Moreover, ...
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Viewpoint: From Non-GMO to gluten-free, ‘fake transparency’ in food labeling offers little but higher prices

At what point does food labeling become less about transparency and more about marketing strategy? A new federal law mandating ...
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Video: Geneticist Nina Fedoroff on what to do when scientists and citizens disagree about GMOs

At the 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Award held on Nov. 7 in the Georgia Center’s Mahler Auditorium, molecular biologist ...
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Survey showing health benefits from non-GMO diet? ‘The misinformation is staggering’

It was the stuff of anti-GMO activists' dreams: A “peer-reviewed” paper, published in a scientific-looking journal with an impressive title, detailing ...
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US District Court dismisses lawsuit claiming GMO foods shouldn’t carry ‘natural’ label

On October 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a consumer class action under Massachusetts law, ...
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Innovation meets precaution: NGO delay tactics hinder gene-editing revolution in Europe

Does today’s fear of potential risks caused by GMO make us unable to carry out necessary actions for a better ...
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Naming genetic diseases: There’s more to it than you might think

An effort is underway to streamline the way we name genetic diseases, with an emphasis on imparting useful medical information, ...
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Talking Biotech: TALEN gene editing to make more nutritious food crops

Calyxt's Dan Voytas: Using TALEN gene editing to create soybeans with healthier oil, high fiber wheat and canola with lower ...
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‘We are those farmers’: Why you shouldn’t villainize farmers who use GMOs—or the food they grow

[Editor's note: Kate Lambert and her husband grow corn and soybeans in Brookfield, Mo.] We are those farmers they want you ...
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NGO opposition to GMO, gene-edited crops not rooted in emotion and dogma, research suggests

In 2016, 107 Nobel Laureates signed an open letter calling on Greenpeace to desist from campaigning against agricultural biotechnology and ...
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Scientists warn EU policymakers that farm pesticides could be to blame for insect declines

A recent study showed a 75% decline in Germany’s insect population over a period of almost 30 years but the European Crop ...
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Could the Arctic Apple be the beginning of a new wave of consumer-oriented GMO foods?

This month, bags of sliced apples will hit grocery-store shelves in the midwestern United States for the first time. Shoppers ...
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Bernie Sanders, 10 Senate Democrats push USDA for ‘consumer-friendly’ GMO label

Senate Democrats are pushing the Agriculture Department to create a labeling standard for products made with genetically modified organisms (GMO) that ...
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Food fears: How anti-science myths—like ‘clean eating’ and GMO health risks—make eaters anxious

We talk about food in the negative: What we shouldn’t eat, what we’ll regret later, what’s evil, dangerously tempting, unhealthy ...
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‘Science Moms’ documentary counters anti-GMO, anti-vaccine misinformation

In an era of fear-based marketing targeted to parents, one group of moms hopes to launch a movement of science-minded ...
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How the ‘Dunning-Kruger’ effect explains public’s anti-GMO views

[A] new study from Carnegie Mellon University has provided key information on what factors influence public acceptance of GMOs and ...
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Video: Dissecting claim that Canadian professor is a ‘Monsanto sock puppet’

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently brought forth allegations that professor Peter Phillips of the University of Saskatchewan is a Monsanto ...
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Viewpoint: After Christopher Wild departure, next IARC chief must fix ‘beleaguered’ agency

With the sudden departure of IARC head Christopher Wild, here's a wish list put together by David Zaruk, who offers ...
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USDA scraps overhaul of GMO and gene edited crop regulations that biotech advocates viewed as ‘unscientific’

The Trump administration withdrew a proposed USDA rule change made by the Obama administration that would have been the first ...
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Video: Exploring the possibilities offered by CRISPR gene editing

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionised gene-editing, but cutting DNA isn’t all it can do. From turning gene expression on and ...
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Genetic engineering ‘fastest method’ to save Florida citrus industry from greening disease

[Editor's note: Manjul Dutt is a research assistant scientist and Jude Grosser is a research professor, both at the University of ...
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