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Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker propose phased in ‘factory farming’ ban to clamp down on ‘Big Ag’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced [May 7] that she would be co-sponsoring Sen. Cory Booker's bill to phase out large-scale factory ...
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Rescuing Africa’s staple orphan crops—sorghum, millet, cowpea, cassava and sweat potato—with biotechnology could help feed millions of people

The year is 2100 and Africa is home to the world’s largest population of young people, with its current leader ...
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Video: Iceland breeds heat-tolerant trees to restore native forests amid climate change

The landscape of Iceland has changed a lot in a thousand years. When the Vikings first arrived in the ninth ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus pandemic accelerates progress toward tech-driven, sustainable food system

COVID-19 presents our food system with unprecedented challenges that we must learn from. We must also remember that COVID-19 is ...
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USDA, FDA should streamline ‘fragmented’ lab-grown meat regulation, Government Accountability Office finds

General information about the process of making cell-cultured meat—food products grown from the cells of livestock, poultry, and seafood—is available ...
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Can the gene editing technology known as CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

CRISPR “could be such an amazing tool if we are respectful [and] responsible and use it properly.” ...
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Agriculture is ‘ecocide’? Third-generation farmer takes on environmental objections to modern food production

When times are tough and people are struggling, we tend to look for someone to blame. The op-ed “Link between ...
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GMO tomato as edible COVID vaccine? Mexican scientists work to make it a reality

While large companies and public sector consortiums in the United States, Canada, China and Europe are running at full speed ...
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Book review: Sheldon Krimsky’s ‘GMOs Decoded’ cherry-picks data to spur fear of biotech crops

Judith Heimann reviews “GMOs Decoded: A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods,” by Sheldon Krimsky ...
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Second massive locust swarm hits East Africa, exacerbating already severe food shortage threat

They’re back: Trillions of locusts descend on East Africa in second wave. Think of locusts as giant, hormonally charged, very ...
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Following restaurant debut, gene-edited, heart-healthy soybean oil now available directly to consumers

Plant-based technology company Calyxt has launched a direct-to-consumer site for its high oleic soybean cooking oil, Calyno, which is claimed ...
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Despite GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval, Ethiopia still skittish about widespread biotech crop cultivation

The Ethiopian government has denied approving the commercial cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) other than two Bt cotton varieties ...
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Podcast: GMOs = witchcraft? ‘Big Ag’ didn’t cause coronavirus; Remdesivir for COVID-19

We finally have a drug to treat COVID-19 in remdesivir, but how well does it work? Anti-GMO activists have blamed ...
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GMO corn cultivation in Europe has no adverse environmental effects, decade-long study confirms

In European regulations for the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (GMO), the objective of General Surveillance ...
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Impossible Foods rolls out plant-based GMO burger to 1,700 new stores as COVID-19 strains meat supplies

As more meat plants temporarily close or operate at reduced capacity as coronavirus spreads, plant-based brands “have a window of ...
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US government launches GMO website, may allow GM crops in some wildlife refuges

While much of the United States government’s recent activity has focused on COVID-19, some agencies are continuing their work in ...
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EU could make 25% of its farmland organic by 2030 to combat biodiversity loss

The EU could set a target of one-quarter of agricultural land in Europe to be farmed organically by 2030, with ...
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Reversing herbicide resistance? Geneticists uncover source of ‘dreaded’ pigweed’s glyphosate tolerance

Just hearing “pigweed” can cause fear in cotton and soybean farmers, but a Clemson University geneticist and others believe they ...
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Viewpoint: COVID-19 food shortages—Why the pandemic is a warning to embrace agricultural technology

The question worth asking is this: will we learn from this trying experience and embrace agricultural technology to build a ...
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Animal breeding advances yield disease-resistant chickens to combat hunger in Africa

In many low and middle-income countries, indigenous chickens are an integral part of the farming system and are an important ...
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Africa looks to build food self-sufficiency as COVID disrupts global supply chain

As Africa grapples with disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some see it as an ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Monocultures’ unnatural? Mother Nature grows them, too

....[Wh]at’s often in the crosshairs of activists is the philosophy of the planting system — the “dreaded” monoculture. Row crops ...
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11 GMO, gene-edited animals and plants that will help us battle hunger and disease

The Genetic modification of foods, organisms, and animals, is very controversial, for quite obvious reasons. And yet, the practice has ...
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Ugandan scientists use CRISPR in pioneering research to breed hardier cassava

Ugandan scientists have begun moving gene extracts into cassava cells in a first-of-its-kind research trial using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing ...
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Podcast: Norman Borlaug a hero? Spread coronavirus for herd immunity? CRISPR v. agroecology

Norman Borlaug's Green Revolution saved an estimated billion people from starvation, but critics contend his work brought severe environmental and ...
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COVID-19 nudges us to rethink our approach to the existential threats of our time

The world as we knew it ended a few months ago. What we have now is a seemingly alien muddle ...
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GMO success story: South African farmer accused of witchcraft after achieving 1,600% corn yield increase

TELA maize products are transforming livelihoods at [the] household level in Matibidi village, Mpumalanga province in South Africa. Meet Mr ...
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South Australia lifts 16-year-old GMO crop cultivation ban after months of political wrangling

South Australia will allow mainland farmers to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops from next season, but councils can apply to remain ...