'Blissfully unaware’: Many food manufacturers don’t realize new GM labeling law applies to them and are unprepared for end-of-year deadline

‘Blissfully unaware’: Many food manufacturers don’t realize new GM labeling law applies to them and are unprepared for end-of-year deadline

Compliance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) – which requires firms with annual sales of >$2.5m to label ...
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CRISPR poised to deliver dramatic benefits in fighting hunger and disease in Africa

In Africa, hunger and starvation are rapidly accelerating. Economic issues and dramatic weather changes resulted in over 20% of the population experiencing ...
Zinc-fortified wheat set to boost access to essential mineral for millions of poor people

Zinc-fortified wheat set to boost access to essential mineral for millions of poor people

Scientists at a leading global grains research institute expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that ...
Revamped regulations could accelerate Kenya’s GM, insect-resistant, Bt cotton approval

Revamped regulations could accelerate Kenya’s GM, insect-resistant, Bt cotton approval

Radical reforms in Kenya's agricultural sector are set to inject fresh impetus to Bt cotton farming in the country, should ...
'In the Weeds': Answering the question—Do biotech crops increase pesticide use?

‘In the Weeds’: Answering the question—Do biotech crops increase pesticide use?

At CSPI, we set out to answer the question of whether GE crops increase the use of pesticides, and dove ...
Chemicals can no longer easily defeat weeds and insects. These genetic solutions might help farmers control voracious pests

Chemicals can no longer easily defeat weeds and insects. These genetic solutions might help farmers control voracious pests

’Resistance is leading to this problem where the control measures that we have relied on for decades are no longer ...
Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Brazilian farmers are a step closer to using an environmentally friendly tool to control a destructive agricultural pest with the ...
DNA of lettuce: How humans bred a weed into a favorite leafy vegetable over 6,000 years

DNA of lettuce: How humans bred a weed into a favorite leafy vegetable over 6,000 years

Try to imagine a collection of 2500 different types of lettuce: approximately 1500 varieties that were ever grown by farmers ...
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Our food has never been safer, so why are we so scared of it?

Why you shouldn't trust your brain ...
How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking ...
US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

US intelligence report predicts greater global role for biotechnology

Biotechnology could potentially account for about 20 percent of the global economy by 2040, with agricultural and manufacturing uses the ...
Bangladesh developing new generation of genetically engineered disease-resistant Bt eggplant to fight plant diseases, dramatically cutting insecticide use

Bangladesh developing new generation of genetically engineered disease-resistant Bt eggplant to fight plant diseases, dramatically cutting insecticide use

Starting with only 20 farmers in 2014, the technology of Bt brinjal – a crop developed to drastically lower hazardous ...
Market for CRISPR-edited crops will be limited by hazy global regulatory environment and societal ambivalence

Market for CRISPR-edited crops will be limited by hazy global regulatory environment and societal ambivalence

New breeding techniques pioneered by genome editing have gained substantial traction within the last decade, revolutionizing the plant breeding field ...
Overwhelming majority of Europeans support compulsory labeling of GM-derived food, claims study commissioned by EU Green group

Overwhelming majority of Europeans support compulsory labeling of GM-derived food, claims study commissioned by EU Green group

[A] report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and carried out by the polling organisation Ipsos, surveyed ...
Podcast: Nature makes 'GMO' fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Podcast: Nature makes ‘GMO’ fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Anti-GMO groups have long warned about the dangers of AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon. But as it turns out, transgenic fish ...
Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Video: Vaccines are rescuing the world from COVID. Could they also protect food crops from deadly plant diseases and pandemics?

Preventing plant-disease outbreaks is an urgent matter — as urgent as having a rapid response strategy for human viruses. The ...
Global warming causing eucalyptus trees, used for lumber, to invade native ecosystems. CRISPR gene editing could prevent that

Global warming causing eucalyptus trees, used for lumber, to invade native ecosystems. CRISPR gene editing could prevent that

Oregon State University’s Steve Strauss led an international collaboration that showed [a] CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technique could be used ...
Do pesticide residues on crops pose a hazard? Latest EU Food Safety Authority report says no

Do pesticide residues on crops pose a hazard? Latest EU Food Safety Authority report says no

The latest report on pesticide residues in food in the European Union is now available, giving a snapshot of residue ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Genetics and a second Green Revolution: Gene editing essential to address increasing crop losses as warming temperatures cause a surge in insect populations

Genetics and a second Green Revolution: Gene editing essential to address increasing crop losses as warming temperatures cause a surge in insect populations

For millennia, insects and the plants they feed on have been engaged in a co-evolutionary battle: to eat or not ...
China develops GM corn variety to combat yield-cutting fall armyworm

China develops GM corn variety to combat yield-cutting fall armyworm

Food security is a major policy issue in China. To strengthen the nation's seed industry, the country has approved a ...
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Facing EPA skepticism and a slew of suits targeting Xtend cropping system, Corteva ends development of their dicamba-choline weedkiller

[Corteva Agriscience] opted to end the EPA registration process underway for a novel dicamba herbicide containing a dicamba choline salt ...
Advocacy groups and biotechnology opponents urge FDA to strictly regulate genetically engineered animals

Advocacy groups and biotechnology opponents urge FDA to strictly regulate genetically engineered animals

In January, the Trump administration proposed that the FDA, USDA and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department sign a ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
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Viewpoint: Spend $83,000 on organic food to prevent cancer? Here’s why you should save your money

The alternative health advocates at Natural News recommend you spend an additional $83,000 on organic food to avoid cancer and ...
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Biodegradable plastic from plants: How GE camelina could advance industrial sustainability

Skeptics beware, the proposition around growing a genuinely natural biodegradable plastic may be tied to a technology whose time has ...

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