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Impossible Burger will have to wait another 90 days for voluntary FDA safety review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has pushed back the deadline of a safety review of Impossible Foods Inc.’s “magic” ingredient ...
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Do organic farmers really use more pesticides than conventional farmers? Not even close.

This is part one of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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GMO Golden Bananas could help combat vitamin A deficiency in Uganda by 2021

A project known as Banana21 commenced in 2005 to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies in Uganda and surrounding countries through the generation ...
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Genetically modified plant could make cheaper malaria drugs. Will anti-GMO activists oppose it?

A team of mainly Chinese researchers [recently published] “The Genome of Artemisia annua Provides Insight into the Evolution of Asteraceae ...
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Can wild seeds from Syria save American wheat from climate change?

When a team of researchers set loose a buzzing horde of Hessian flies on 20,000 seedlings in a Kansas greenhouse, ...
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Podcast: What it means to be a ‘sustainable’ farmer

Tim Hammerich sat down with journalist Marc Brazeau, founder and director the Food and Farm Discussion Lab for his Future of Agriculture Podcast. His question ...
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‘The Farm Project’: Actress Zooey Deschanel’s advice on organic food, pesticides is short on science

The actress Zooey Deschanel cites pesticide use in advising Facebook users to avoid certain non-organic produce. Is that scientifically sound ...
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New GMO corn variety significantly increases yields by boosting photosynthesis

The biotech firm Benson Hill Biosystems and the seed company Beck’s say their six-year-old partnership has yielded a trait that increases ...
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Blight-resistant GMO potatoes reduce pesticide use 80% in Ireland field trial

The environmental impact of potato production can be reduced by 95% by using a genetically modified (GM) blight-resistant potato in ...
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Geneticist Pamela Ronald: Follow the facts—not your feelings—on GMOs

What does the drug insulin have in common with cheese, Hawaiian papaya and a vegan burger? All were developed using ...
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Can organic farms produce similar yields to conventional agriculture?

In February [2018], scientists from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and other institutes published an article [link (behind paywall)] ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what’s wrong with study suggesting glyphosate damages our gut health

Can glyphosate impact gut health? The Guardian reports on a team of scientists who claim to have demonstrated that it ...
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Viewpoint: What California’s coffee-cancer label teaches us about IARC and glyphosate

For coffee drinkers in California, health warnings on their morning fix will soon be commonplace. [In May], a legal battle involving Starbucks ...
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What the ‘Big Six’ agricultural biotech companies think about the GMO debate

Smack at the center of the debate over genetically modified organisms and their role in developing countries are large corporations. Bayer, BASF, Dow ...
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UN food group: Sustainable bioeconomy can help tackle hunger, poverty and climate change

If done right, in particular with and for family farmers, bioeconomy can help efforts to tackle pressing global problems such ...
Viewpoint: How the Environmental Working Group and 'Big Organic' manipulate pesticide data to scare people

Viewpoint: How the Environmental Working Group and ‘Big Organic’ manipulate pesticide data to scare people

Consumers have a legitimate desire for transparency when it comes to their food - particularly when it comes to the ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
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Indian government committee says more field trials needed before GMO mustard commercialization

A committee under Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has turned down commercial release of genetically modified mustard developed ...
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Organic vs ‘biodynamic’ farming: What’s the difference?

These days biodynamic agriculture is often assumed to be a standard of excellence in agriculture or viticulture, although it widely ...
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Disease-resistant GMO tomatoes, strawberries and citrus in the pipeline

As increasing numbers of genetically engineered crops become available for commercial markets, scientists are industriously working to develop the next ...
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Video: Blight-resistant GMO potato could help Ugandan farmers increase yields, reduce pesticide use

A GMO potato offers hope to Uganda farmers who are struggling with the devastating late blight disease. But politics have ...
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USDA’s hands-off approach to gene-edited crops could revolutionize research and development

The US Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to stay out of the business of regulating gene-edited crops could be a ...
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Argentine scientists develop non-browning potatoes using CRISPR gene editing

Researchers of the INTA [Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria] Balcarce [in Argentina] edited the genome that causes enzymatic browning in ...
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Funny or Die website: ‘All-Natural, Non-GMO 100% Gluten-Free Internet Video!’

If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” ...
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Once-promising field of advanced biofuels is in ‘shambles’—can it be revived?

[Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and chief executive of the Joint BioEnergy Institute] did ...
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Italian politician calls on EU to embrace new plant breeding techniques to cut farming’s environmental impact

The new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) are a major opportunity to move toward sustainable agriculture and simultaneously ensure food quality ...
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How GMO crops can benefit Nigerian farmers

The application of modern Biotechnology in an integrated multi-disciplinary approach can be a valuable ‘tool’ for addressing the several challenges ...
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Gene Drive Files ‘cabal’—and biotech rejectionist efforts to derail research on technology with potential to fight crop pests

The email came from Roylan Saah, coordinator of Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents at Island Conservation, a non-profit dedicated to ...