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Viewpoint: Swayed by anti-GMO groups, biotech pioneer Mexico lurches toward GM crop ban

“There is currently enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people,” writes the anti-GMO environmental group Green America ...
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‘Science diplomacy’: What the Cold War can teach Africa about battling hunger with GM crops

It can be said the main problems facing the world are international in nature. No country can stand up today ...
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How do you make ice cream without animals? Train fungi to ‘act like cows’

The food company Perfect Day has found a way to replicate whey—a milk protein that’s partially responsible for dairy’s creamy ...
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Engineering soil bacteria could help develop enhanced, ‘non-GMO’ crops for Europe

Plant breeding – a method of selecting plants from a group that have the desired properties – is central to ...
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CRISPR could help protect Atlantic salmon from sea lice, reducing need for harsh chemical treatments

Researchers at Norwegian institute Nofima are investigating whether gene editing could provide an answer to the problem of sea lice ...
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GM Impossible Burger hits 200 grocery stories in Asia, as effort to ‘replace’ meat moves forward

[Impossible Foods'] flagship imitation beef product went on sale in 200 supermarkets across Hong Kong and Singapore on Tuesday. Impossible's ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork policy will ‘cripple’ an already inefficient agriculture system

The EU’s “Farm to fork (F2F) strategy”  announced in May, is “the heart of the “Green Deal,” a kind of ...
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Video: GM insect-resistant cotton boosted India’s crop yields 29% and farmer incomes $24.31 billion

Insect-resistant (IR) cotton has impacted the lives of Indian farmers since it was introduced in 2002. This is according to  ...
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Drought, cropland expansion push Great Plains toward ‘Dust Bowl 2.0,’ climate scientists say

Earlier [in October], a storm front swept across the Great Plains of the United States, plowing up a wall of ...
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Plant-based burgers….now milk? Impossible Foods aims to make realistic dairy alternative without cows

.... Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger and other plant-based meat alternatives, are working on another food replacement that ...
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Doctor breeds better livestock for Africa

When Dr. Baker Bakashaba graduated from Uganda’s Makerere University Medical School in 2014, a close family friend gave him the ...
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Thank India and Pakistan for dairy. They’ve been producing milk and cheese since 2500 BC

The lands that make up modern-day Pakistan and India have been producing dairy for almost five thousand years now, according ...
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COVID vaccine ‘bio-factories’: Step-by-step look at how GMO tobacco plants could help end the pandemic

Two biotech companies are using the tobacco plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, as bio-factories to produce a key protein from the coronavirus ...
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Biofortified GM crops may be a long-term solution to global micronutrient deficiencies

Over two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiencies due to insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals. Poor sections of ...
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Rewilding farmland can protect biodiversity and sequester carbon, new study finds

Restoring ecosystems on just 15 percent of the world’s current farmland could spare 60 percent of the species expected to ...
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Ending hunger: Researchers are giving smallholder farmers the wrong advice, study claims

How can research help to end hunger? One way to answer this question is to assess published research on hunger, ...
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Percy Schmeiser, farmer made famous by legal battle with Monsanto, dies at 89

Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer who became famous during his legal battle with biotech giant Monsanto, has died. John Schmeiser ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt cotton boosted India’s crop yields? Activist study says no, but crop biotech experts say yes

Was the introduction of transgenic (GMO) cotton seeds to India in 2002 the beginning of the renaissance of the country's ...
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Del Monte launches GM pineapple with pink flesh and sweeter flavor, 15 years in the making

The rosy pineapple is now available nationwide for purchase online in its own individual box at pinkglowpineapple.com, but it doesn’t ...
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Podcast: Facebook vs junk science; ‘Brain-boosting’ supplements; Whole grains really healthy?

Alternative health champion Mike Adams has been banned from every social media platform but continues to spread his anti-GMO and ...
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Plant-breeding tool leaps major hurdle to enhancing more crops with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to ...
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Cut carbs? Eat less, move more? Why the spat between low carbers and calorie counters is pointless

Part of my introduction to nutrition was reading books my mom picked up second-hand at rummage sales back in England ...
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Ethiopia faces confluence of crises: Locust outbreaks, flooding and COVID-fueled food shortages

COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their ...
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Europe’s pro-organic ‘green deal’ threatens US farmers who sustainably grow GM crops, USDA claims

Washington could complain to the World Trade Organization if the European Union goes ahead with a farming strategy that it ...
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Pesticide evolution: Can natural chemicals help battle insects, weeds and disease without harming the planet?

A new collaboration between the two R&D pioneers aims to accelerate the discovery of breakthrough crop protection technologies. If you ...
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CRISPR-edited poplar trees could cut carbon emissions during paper production

Researchers led by prof. Wout Boerjan (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology) have discovered a way to stably finetune the ...
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Goodbye gin and tonics? Invasive plant disease threatens juniper berries used to make gin

The gin industry, which is worth £3.2bn to the UK economy, has the potential to be devastated by an invasive ...
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Gene-edited plants and animals: Our secret weapons in the battle to slow climate change?

Nearly 200 nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, pledging to reduce their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. By ...