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If the FDA doesn’t say they’re safe, ‘they won’t go to market’: What you should know about GMOs and food safety

Glow-in-the-dark mice, silk-producing goats, venomous cabbage — these are all wacky and downright unsettling examples of what can happen when scientists tinker with ...
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Plant breeders rapidly adopting gene editing to commercialize more high-yielding crops

It would be inaccurate to say that plant breeders in Canada are ‘a dime a dozen’. A rough estimate places ...
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CRISPR-Cas12b: Versatile gene-editing tool could help develop more high-yielding crops

In a new publication in Nature Plants, assistant professor of Plant Science at the University of Maryland Yiping Qi has ...
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Climate change, COVID-19 and GMOs: When should the public trust expert opinion?

In the midst of the current crisis over the coronavirus pandemic, we often face decisions about the extent to which ...
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Impossible Foods raises $500 million after quadrupling production of GMO plant-based meat

Vegan meat brand Impossible Foods closed a $500 million funding round. Since its founding in 2011, the Oakland, California-based brand ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs are ‘unnatural’? Evolution explodes a popular crop biotech myth

The most controversial element of biotechnology is a trick we learned by experimenting on some of the simplest life forms in ...
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Global GMO crop market worth more than $18 billion—expected to hit $37.4 billion by 2027

The global biotech crops market was valued at US$18.15 billion in 2018, according to Coherent Market Insights in their report released ...
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Bolivia green lights drought-tolerant GMO soy field trials, following 2-million-ton decline in production

The transitional government of President Jeanine Áñez approved the technical evaluation of soybeans – event HB4 – in response to ...
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Coronavirus outbreak is stressing supply chains, but America isn’t running out of food

The aisles and aisles of empty store shelves give the appearance that the United States, improbably and alarmingly, is running ...
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From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses

Innovations in plant genetics are inoculating vital food crops against devastating diseases ...
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China will test African swine fever vaccine on 10,000–20,000 pigs to ensure it won’t spread virus

Researchers in China have developed an experimental vaccine that can protect pigs for life from a lethal virus that has ...
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21 senators urge UK to reject ‘antiquated’ EU food safety, biotech rules in new US trade deal

Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science and member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture – ...
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Customized diets based on genetics, and 4 other food marketing trends gaining traction in 2020

Food marketers, take note of these trends shaping the future of the food and beverage industry: Hypercustomization: Customizing food products ...
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New report hails Ghana’s ‘unique’ biosafety regime as nation prepares for its first GMO crop

A new report has hailed Ghana’s “unique” biosafety regime as the West African nation prepares to commercialize insect-resistant Bt cowpea, ...
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Once focused on vegan burgers, alt-protein industry sets sights on grain- and cell-based chicken, steak

After four years as a biomedical engineer specializing in 3D printing of tissue and organs in Barcelona, Giuseppe Scionti had ...
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CRISPR gene-editing can help turn Africa’s low-yielding rice varieties into sustainable staple crops

African Oryza glaberrima and Oryza sativa landraces are considered valuable resources for breeding traits due to their adaptation to local ...
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Plant-based breakfast sausage is here. Beyond Meat scientists explain how it’s made

The Beyond Breakfast Sausage will be on grocery store shelves towards the end of March at ACME, Albertsons, Vons, Whole ...
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Synthetic biosensors: Engineered plants could detect flu viruses and crop pests before they become global problems

You’ve felt sick ever since you started working in a different office .... but building management can’t find the source ...
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Feeding microbes expired bread during fermentation could yield cheaper, more sustainable food

Wine, cheese, yoghurt and bread: all these culinary delights owe their existence to the work of microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, ...
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Mozambique sees GMO crops as way to reduce poverty, achieve food security

Mozambique is exploring the use of biotech crops to boost food security following its successful field trials of genetically modified ...
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Space-grown lettuce a hit with astronauts, and nutritionally identical to its earthly counterpart

The astronauts floated around, expressing delight as they tasted something entirely unexpected in space. "Awesome! Tastes good! I like that! ...
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Center for Food Safety sues USDA to block organic certification of soil-free hydroponic crops

Federal Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler .... will be reviewing USDA’s decision to permit the “indoor agricultural evolution” known as hydroponics ...
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Plant-based food tops $5 billion in retail sales as consumer demand for ‘sustainable’ products booms

New data released by The Good Food Institute (GFI) and the Plant Based Foods Association shows U.S. retail sales of ...
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Plant-based meat industry start-up Daring targeting chicken-free ‘chicken’, the world’s favorite protein

Daring is an imitation chicken, which replicates the taste and texture of the familiar fowl, and which is targeted specifically ...
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Wild wheat gene could boost drought tolerance and grain size of commercialized crop varieties

In new research published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, Harkamal Walia, associate professor and Heuermann Chair of Agronomy and Horticulture at Nebraska, and colleagues ...
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Podcast: How oil from GMO plants could help prevent heart disease, preserve our oceans and cut fossil fuel use

Omega-3 fatty acids are critical to human health. Among their many benefits, these oils can help preserve eye and brain ...
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El Pollo Loco launches plant-based menu made from in-house, ‘non-GMO’ vegan chicken

El Pollo Loco is now offering plant-based chicken systemwide through its new Chickenless Pollo Taco and Burrito menu items, according ...