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Scientists should consider public’s values when discussing GMOs, communication experts say

Scientists' inability to effectively engage with the public has partly contributed to public misunderstanding of gene technologies. This is according ...
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Viewpoint: Animal agriculture is growing more sustainable, so don’t blame it for climate change

Simply put, U.S. cattle aren’t the major driver of climate change. So Americans can feel good about whatever kind of ...
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Tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

Tinted, semi-transparent solar panels can generate electricity and simultaneously produce nutritionally-superior crops, offering farmers the prospect of higher incomes and ...
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Swapping red meat for plant-based beef may cut cardiovascular disease risk

Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new study ...
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Rwanda controls COVID-19 but its farmers struggle

Rwanda has achieved astonishing results in controlling the novel coronavirus, recording just five deaths from COVID-19 even as cases continue ...
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Why grow GMOs? Because plants don’t naturally evolve into food fit for humans

Crop improvement has a history as old as human civilization. At its core is a strategy to pursue greater genetic ...
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Viewpoint: While ‘elitist academics’ praise local food ‘industrial farming’ feeds us during a pandemic

With the world COVID-19 pandemic in its sixth month, food activists are back to trumpeting locally grown, and even home ...
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7 years after the first lab-grown burger, is ‘cultivated meat’ any closer to commercialization?

Almost everything we consider a great invention is, in fact, a series of great inventions. Take the electric car, which ...
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Viewpoint: Battling deadly disease with gene drives is worth the limited risk

The fate of society rests in part on how humans navigate their complicated relationship with insects – trying to save ...
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Organic farming fraud is growing, prompting USDA crackdown proposal

Responding to increasing fraud threats to the organic industry, the US Department of Agriculture seeks to strengthen oversight and improve ...
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With the global population growing, should we worry about future food shortages?

There's a common warning about our planet's future: the risk of food shortages. "We've got a growing world and a ...
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‘On-off’ immune switch in plants could lead to more disease-resistant crops

Keini Dressano, Alisa Huffaker and their colleagues at the University of California San Diego's Division of Biological Sciences have discovered ...
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Just 7 years old, CRISPR gene editing is making food more nutritious and battling COVID

Just seven years ago, the Broad Institute’s Feng Zhang, PhD, and Harvard geneticist George Church, PhD, separately demonstrated that in ...
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Viewpoint: H&M clothing should drop its commitment to organic fabric, embrace GMO cotton

Dear H&M: I saw your recent commercial regarding sustainability. It shares your commitment to change your production now to help ...
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Billions of people rely on rice for sustenance. Genetic engineering makes it more nutritious

Rice is a key source of carbohydrate and B vitamins. However, rice consumption as a major food is not sufficient ...
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Inflammation-fighting foods could help you weather lockdown-induced anxiety, depression

Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable ...
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Viewpoint: Agro-ecology agendas are trapping African farmers in poverty

Rather than helping to address food insecurity, the agro-ecological agenda may in fact be trapping African farmers in poverty. That’s ...
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Podcast: How 1970s fat-free fad launched organic, non-GMO and other ‘absurd’ labeling schemes

Go walk the aisles of your local grocery store and see how many products are being marketed for what they ...
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Gene-edited crops that ‘communicate with environment’ could launch next green revolution

Researchers at the Institute of Network Biology in Germany and their colleagues .... published a study in Nature showing that ...
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Next Impossible Burger? Investors pour $1.4 billion into lab-grown meat, microbial protein development

Hoping to find the next Beyond Meat, venture investors have more than doubled their bets on alternative protein makers this ...
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Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster?

One of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, ...
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Viewpoint: Red meat increases cancer risk? Maybe, but staying healthy isn’t as simple as avoiding steak

Summer is a great time to grill steaks and hamburgers…they were definitely featured in our Fourth of July BBQ! We ...
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What’s the future of GMOs in Europe? Global food security in the midst of COVID. Watch Webinar Wed Jul 29, 10AM ET w/Sonny Perdue and Jon Entine

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we can't take food security for granted.  As the "heart ...
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Preventing spread of parasites, not cutting pesticide use, key to protecting bees

For as long as beekeeping records have been kept, 1,100 years, there have been accounts of colony collapse disorder. Just ...
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Agricultural technology key to protecting nature and preventing pandemics

Scientists are urging governments across the globe to adopt technology to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and slow the ...
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GMO ‘halo effect’: How biotech crops benefit farmers who don’t grow them

Agricultural Economist Graham Brookes of PG Economics is the latest featured expert in the ISAAA Webinar series. His talk focused ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, ...
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Bayer launches carbon capture program to support ‘eco-friendly’ farming

Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on [July 21] that will pay farmers for ...
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