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Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Plant biologist: Europe's precautionary stance toward agricultural biotechnology has all but blocked the introduction of GM crops and could provide ...
Closing gap between rich and poor farmers: CRISPR gene editing targets disease, pests and climate

Closing gap between rich and poor farmers: CRISPR gene editing targets disease, pests and climate

Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, quality plant seeds, greatly reducing ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 6, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 6, 2017

Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best ecological choice | Eshna Gogia When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE ...
Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague 'science' behind glyphosate cancer claims

Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague ‘science’ behind glyphosate cancer claims

Anti-biotech activists hate the herbicide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the brand name Roundup. Those activists won a victory in ...
CRISPR gene-edited cassava could help stave off food crisis in Nigeria

CRISPR gene-edited cassava could help stave off food crisis in Nigeria

Cassava brown streak disease can keep a cassava farmer awake at night. It can lead to complete crop loss, is difficult to ...
Viewpoint: 'GMO paranoia' blocking scientifically sound solutions to food system problems

Viewpoint: ‘GMO paranoia’ blocking scientifically sound solutions to food system problems

According to NPR’s All Things Considered, [genetically engineered pigs] could save farmers millions of dollars on heating and food. ...
Australia imports over 60 GMO food crops—but farmers can only grow one

Australia imports over 60 GMO food crops—but farmers can only grow one

Food derived from 60 genetically modified crops can be imported into Australia, but local growers can only grow one GM ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activist Doug Gurian-Sherman's Food Evolution review misrepresents Uganda banana research

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activist Doug Gurian-Sherman’s Food Evolution review misrepresents Uganda banana research

[Editor's note: Patricia Nanteza is a science communicator at Uganda's National Banana Research Program. The following is excerpted from her letter to ...
How one farmer stood up to anti-GMO activists and the Italian state—and won

How one farmer stood up to anti-GMO activists and the Italian state—and won

As chair of the local farmers federation [Giorgio Fidenato, a small-holder farmer growing corn, tomatoes and soybeans in Italy] pushes for ...
Will advanced breeding technologies render GMO crops obsolete?

Will advanced breeding technologies render GMO crops obsolete?

Genetically modified (GM) crop technology is not the answer to helping UK farmers produce more food, according to the head ...
Should the government regulate gene-edited crops?

Should the government regulate gene-edited crops?

“They call us the food police.” That’s how Greg Jaffe described his work as director of biotechnology for the Center for ...
Can any GMO documentary, pro or con, get the issue right?

Can any GMO documentary, pro or con, get the issue right?

Both films [Food Evolution and Island Earth] were fun to watch. They both also get a lot of the facts right. But ...
Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

The political decision of how to regulate gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) will determine whether Europe becomes ...
Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science: "Moral injustice" of NGOs preventing Africans from adopting GMO crops driven by "green ideology" ...
Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet's best ecological choice

Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best ecological choice

Future crops will need to withstand conditions like climate change, low water availability, rising soil salinity, and attacks by pathogens ...
Glyphosate herbicide ban won't save anyone from cancer, will harm environment

Glyphosate herbicide ban won’t save anyone from cancer, will harm environment

The widely used weedkiller glyphosate is available in every garden store, but now there are fears it can cause cancer ...
Arctic golden delicious: Non-browning genetically engineered apples debut in Midwest grocery stores

Arctic golden delicious: Non-browning genetically engineered apples debut in Midwest grocery stores

Boldly going where no genetically modified apple has gone before, Arctic apples from Okanagan Specialty Fruits will ship to about ...
'Media war' erupts in Ghana as GMO cowpeas set for 2018 release

‘Media war’ erupts in Ghana as GMO cowpeas set for 2018 release

The debate over whether biotechnology applications are safe in food production has intensified in Ghana as the country prepares for ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Oct. 30, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Oct. 30, 2017

Glyphosate-gate: Policy and science implications of IARC’s ‘predetermined’ cancer finding | Geoffrey Kabat If you lose any of these 7 organs, ...
How will the EU regulate new crop breeding techniques like CRISPR?

How will the EU regulate new crop breeding techniques like CRISPR?

Developments in genetic coding techniques open the doorway to crops that produce higher yields or have positive characteristics, such as ...
Video: Why organic and non-GMO labels don't matter when it comes to eating healthy

Video: Why organic and non-GMO labels don’t matter when it comes to eating healthy

[N]on-GMO labels do more than placate people concerned about scientists secretly tinkering with their food. They might persuade people to make ...
Healthy bacon? Headlines mislead on Chinese CRISPR gene-edited low-fat pigs

Healthy bacon? Headlines mislead on Chinese CRISPR gene-edited low-fat pigs

On October 23, Chinese scientists published a paper heralding a truly remarkable feat: Using the genome-editing technique CRISPR, they created 12 healthy ...
Activists in India put GMO mustard in regulatory limbo

Activists in India put GMO mustard in regulatory limbo

India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified mustard, an environment ministry document released on Tuesday [October ...
Viewpoint: Former US journalist Carey Gillam should stay out of Europe's glyphosate debate

Viewpoint: Former US journalist Carey Gillam should stay out of Europe’s glyphosate debate

A former agricultural reporter at Reuters, Gillam now presents herself as "the Rachel Carson of the GMO debate." Belgian-based risk ...
EU delays vote on glyphosate herbicide reauthorization; France 'ready to accept' 4-year extension

EU delays vote on glyphosate herbicide reauthorization; France ‘ready to accept’ 4-year extension

EU countries failed on Wednesday [October 25] to vote on a license extension for weedkiller glyphosate, delaying again a decision on ...
Non-GMO condoms? Label's proliferation confuses consumers

Non-GMO condoms? Label’s proliferation confuses consumers

The National Milk Producers Federation launched a “peel back the label” campaign this summer, aimed squarely at a growing list ...
Low-fat CRISPR gene-edited pigs could reduce animal suffering and costs

Low-fat CRISPR gene-edited pigs could reduce animal suffering and costs

Here's something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created ...
Consumers confused about 'organic' and 'non-GMO' labels—but willing to pay more for both

Consumers confused about ‘organic’ and ‘non-GMO’ labels—but willing to pay more for both

Consumers are confused between foods labeled as “organic” and “non-genetically modified,” according to a new study led by a University ...