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UK approves field trial of GM potatoes resistant to blight and nematode

In the United Kingdom, farming minister George Eustice (DEFRA) has approved a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes at ...
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From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

Here are just a few of the modern supermarket offerings that we have been genetically modifying for centuries: Cow and ...
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Queer theory and biology: Should ‘relatedness’ be defined only by blood and genes?

Biological taxonomy, the study and sorting of how different organisms are related to one another, has for centuries incorporated novelty ...
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Ghana suspends GMO cotton field trials after Monsanto withdraws funding

[Ghana's] Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has suspended trials of GMO cotton in the country after US Company ...
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Animal research rarely replicates in humans—So why does the media hype these studies?

Last year, I F*%king Love Science blared a headline sure to pique the interest of any alcohol imbiber: "Beer Hops May ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Integrative medicine physicians and new book ‘Born Anxious’ fail Epigenetics 101

A new book hyped by several sites is likely based on pseudoscience, which underscores why physicians need to be more ...
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Talking Biotech: How Uruguay—major producer of GMO soy and corn—regulates GE crops

Uruguay biosecurity expert Alejandra Ferenczi: 'Regulate the uniqueness of the final food product and not genetic engineering' ...
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Podcast: Horticulturalist Kevin Folta exposes US Right to Know’s smear campaign against biotech scientists

The development of GMOs have helped farmers feed more people and create sustainable methods in modern agriculture. But that fact ...
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What does USDA organic label really mean? WaPo investigation finds imported corn and soy often mislabelled

A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late [2016] from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, ...
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What role can crop biotechnology play in feeding Nigeria’s growing population?

[Editor's note: Modesta Nnedinso Abugu is program assistant for the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology-Nigeria Chapter and Fellow of Cornell University’s ...
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Coming age of CRISPR gene editing: What in heck is the ‘Pink Chicken Project’?

A new website called "the Pink Chicken Project" offers up an intriguing nugget of an idea: what if we turned ...
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GMO disease fighters: Zika-destroying GM mosquitoes may soon be joined by GM moths to quash cabbage and kale pest

A half-inch-long moth that devours kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts may not inspire the same fear as a Zika-carrying mosquito, but ...
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If biofortified crops are goal, both genetic engineering and conventional breeding necessary

[Dr Swati Puranik, of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in the UK] and her ...
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India’s biotech regulator greenlights GMO mustard—But hurdles to commercialization remain

India's central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), on Thursday [May 11] cleared the genetically modified (GM) Mustard for ...
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Nigeria’s environment minister: We must ensure country does not become ‘dumping ground for GM foods’

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has tasked regulatory agencies in the country to ensure that Nigeria ...
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‘Naturalistic fallacy’: Explaining anti-GMO—anti-vaccine ideological and financial links

Both the anti-GMO movement and the anti-vaccine movement are predicated on the myth that "natural" is better. They also share ...
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Merchants of doubt: US Right to Know’s latest smear targets public-service-focused Canadian scientist

A familiar pattern is emerging, and if you love science and respect scientists it should give you chills. This week ...
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US Right to Know calls Canadian researcher and university Monsanto ‘sock puppets’ — But finds no financial ties

The University of Saskatchewan and one of its well-known professors are acting like "sock puppets" for agri-business giant Monsanto, says ...
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Do real farmers think of Monsanto as ‘the oppressor’?

[Editor's note: Michelle Miller, known on social media as the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer ...
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Anti-vax Organic Consumers Association, linked to measles outbreak, has deep ties to anti-GMO conspiracist USRTK

The Organic Consumers Association uses its sizable budget to fund front groups, like Gary Ruskin's US Right to Know, that ...
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Agriculture secretary Perdue: Non-GMO and organic labels ‘all about marketing’

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue said labeling food as organic and free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) is mainly about ...
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Florida sheriff’s office offers free GMO testing–of heroin to ‘protect’ drug users

If you’re worried about genetically modified organisms in the drugs you’re taking, the Martin County [Florida] Sheriff’s Office has an ...
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Eric Lander and Eric Schmidt: Science’s Miracle Machine — government investment in basic research — in danger

[Editor's note: Eric S. Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Eric E ...
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Video: Obama on GMOs — ‘Humanity has always engaged in genetic modifications’

The former president said that, like climate change, science drives his views on biotechnology. He advocated for prudent legislation and ...
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CRISPR Chardonnay? Gene-edited grapes could fend off mildew, reduce pesticide use

Chardonnay is among the most popular and recognizable wines in the world. The grape’s genes essentially have been passed down ...
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Infographic: Global GM crops reduced farm chemical usage and CO2 emissions in 2016 boom year

[T]he International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its annual report showcasing the 110-fold increase in adoption ...
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Pamela Ronald reinvents rice: Drought-resistant varieties show progress

Pamela Ronald stands in front of two rows of rice plants, sprouting from black plastic pots, in a stifling greenhouse ...
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Dow Chemical tripled lobbying since 2008, outstripping other agricultural and biotech firms

Dow Chemical has poured money into lobbying efforts over the last decade as other corporate giants have remained steady or ...