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33 Indian economists urge Prime Minister to approve GM mustard

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We, a group of concerned Indian economists, write this open letter to express our strong support ...
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Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: How gene editing and data science can help meet global food needs sustainably

[Editor’s Note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto.] I was humbled to be the ...
Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

A movement in Hawaii promotes the romanticized view that the world can be fed locally and without farm pesticides and ...
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As African countries develop GMO crops, scientists escalate communication outreach

African countries are currently having trouble releasing their biotech crops popularly known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to farmers, but ...
Podcast: Uruguay's over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Uruguayan GMO researcher Sabina Vidal: Burdensome regulations mean farmers rely on soy seeds from US corporations ...
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Viewpoint: Africa must modernize farms by embracing biotechnology to fight malnutrition

[Editor's note: Mark Lynas is a British journalist and environmentalist.] Africa desperately needs agricultural modernisation. With the most rapidly growing population ...
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Ugandan professor: NGO scare-mongering confuses public about GMO crops’ potential for good

[Editor’s Note: Morris Ogenga-Latigo is a member of the Pan African Parliament and former member of the Uganda National Biosafety ...
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Chemist on Food Evolution: Activists present their case but movie shows science isn’t on their side

[Editor's note: Yvette d'Entremont holds a B.S. in chemistry and a master's degree in forensic science.] Imagine there was a documentary ...
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Viewpoint: Food Evolution movie shows biotech is ‘an opportunity, not a disaster’

[Editor’s Note: Ben Gordon received his Master's in development practice from UC-Berkeley in 2016 and will begin a PhD program in agricultural ...
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Can GMOs and organic work together to feed growing population?

In theory, genetic engineering could make a valuable contribution to sustainable agriculture. Some plant diseases are virtually impossible to control ...
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Pamela Ronald: Sustainable farming should focus on impact of crops, not on how seeds developed

[Editor's note: Pamela Ronald is a rice geneticist at the University of California Davis.] Many worthy people objected to the production ...
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Berkeley professor Zilberman: No, Michael Pollan, Food Evolution movie is not ‘propaganda’

[Editor's note: David Zilberman is a professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of California Berkeley.] Food Evolution is a ...
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With GMO insect-resistant sugarcane approval, Brazilian farmers poised to reap benefits of biotech pipeline

With the approval of Brazil's fourth genetically-engineered crop--insect-resistant sugarcane--Brazil is emerging as the most genetically innovative developing country ...
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Feeling tired? Easy cure? Unfortunately, ‘sleep science’ consumed by hype

Nutrition science is notoriously unreliable. The reason is because a substantial proportion of research in the field is conducted using ...
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Opinion: Bloomberg journalists botch another anti-Monsanto article

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] Bloomberg Businessweek has written another anti-Monsanto article.... It's ...
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Alaskan Sen Murkowski introduces bill to label GMO ‘frankenfish’ salmon that could ‘wreak havoc’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced new legislation mandating that genetically engineered salmon be so labeled. The Genetically Engineered Salmon ...
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Green Line: Why plant scientists need to talk about climate change impacts on farming

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] As a molecular ...
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Monsanto’s hidden influence? Glyphosate’s future in hands of EPA and the courts

Roundup has revolutionized farming. Now, human health and Bayer’s $66 billion deal for Monsanto depend on an honest appraisal of ...
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Podcast: Nobel laureates mobilize against Greenpeace to reverse campaign to block vitamin-enhanced Golden Rice

Sir Richard Roberts: Nobel laureates must speak out activists like Greenpeace falsely claim GMOs pose unique health or ecological dangers ...
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5 ways the food industry can earn consumer trust for gene-edited foods

[Editor's note: Charlie Arnot is CEO of the Center for Food Integrity.] Trust research from The Center for Food Integrity ...
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How Berkeley-led academics conspired with anti-GMO groups to attack Food Evolution movie

Emails show the Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Friends of the Earth helped write and promote a ...
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Kevin Folta: ‘Berkeley 45’ has opportunity to rethink ‘activist aided’ attack on Food Evolution movie

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] The release of ...
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Milk without cows, eggs without chickens? Synthetic biology could lead to more sustainable food

[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Swedish bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad.] Bio-hacking applies technology in innovative ways to modify biological systems ...
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Indian agricultural scientist: ‘Gene revolution’ needed to feed growing population

[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura, an internationally-recognised agriculture scientist and social entrepreneur who runs Green ...
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Monoculture: Do intensive farming and GMOs really threaten biodiversity?

Many critics claim GMOs increase the practice of monoculture cropping, but is this accurate? Does intensive farming damage our land ...
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15 tips to better communicate about GMOs with the public

Plant pathology professor Paul Vincelli shares what social science research and his years of experience have taught him about communication ...
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CRISPR food is coming: How gene editing will change agriculture

In the near future, scientists will engineer food that grows faster and does not spoil. This is the promise of ...
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Opinion: Think twice before purchasing products with the ‘fake news’-spreading Non-GMO Project label

[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is CEO of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.] I am increasingly finding items that are labeled ...