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Trump v Biden: Where do the candidates stand on GMOs and other key food issues?

For the past 40 years, Farm Bureau has asked every presidential candidate to provide responses to issues likely to impact ...
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Could genetically engineered, nitrogen-fixing crops replace polluting synthetic fertilizers?

Everyone has heard of the nutrient, nitrogen, but why is it important to plants? It's a key ingredient in proteins, ...
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GMO misinformation proliferates on social media. What happens when it’s shared by experts?

Picture it. You are a respected, established advocate for agriculture and food production. You might even have a well-recognized brand ...
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Viewpoint: Global food security threatened by Europe’s anti-GMO ‘food bullying’

The Farm to Fork program in Europe is designed to regulate food production in the E.U. as well as promote ...
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‘From plate to poop’: Why corn survives digestion and what it means for your health

Corn has a way of staying intact from plate to poop. The bright yellow kernels found in our favorite summer ...
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Roundup glyphosate weedkiller responsible for the decline in Monarch butterflies? Media and advocacy groups badly misreport study

News reporting at its best should be nuanced. There are rarely 'black hats' and 'white hats' when it comes to ...
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Can gene-edited crops be ‘detected’? Claims by Greenpeace and anti-biotech activists dismissed by safety officials, scientists

A joint report by several NGOs caused a stir on September 7th by claiming that [gene editing] was now detectable ...
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GMO soy permit revoked by Mexico, but illegal planting expected to continue

The TFJA [The Federal Court of Administrative Justice] Specialized Chamber for Environmental Matters and Regulation has issued a new resolution ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement reinforces inequality while doing little to improve health outcomes

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Lab-grown…kibble? How cultured meat might sustainably feed our cats and dogs

The alternative meat movement is growing and quite literally for some companies. Companies like Bond see lab-grown meat as a ...
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Cavendish banana faces extinction. Can scientists save this staple before it’s too late?

Pests and diseases are threatening Cavendish bananas with extinction. Dutch university Wageningen and plant research company KeyGene are jointly joining ...
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Podcast: Neuralink brain chips; Flu vaccines during COVID; US farm system unraveling?

Elon Musk's company Neuralink recently debuted its brain implant in pigs, pushing us a little closer to integrating humans and ...
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Canada’s demand for GMO Impossible Burger grows as consumers cut meat from diets

Responding to “overwhelming demand” in Canada, the Impossible Burger will be available this year in a wider variety of restaurants ...
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Podcast: Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue interviews GLP’s Jon Entine on feeding the world sustainably through biotech innovation and challenging the ‘myth of organics’

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” ...
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Viewpoint: India shouldn’t let activists derail field trials of insect-resistant GMO eggplant

In a welcome sign that the decade-long benign indifference to technology infusion in the farm sector is set to change ...
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Meat alternatives are ‘mass-produced, processed imitations’—but could they save the planet?

Meat alternatives are mass-produced, processed imitations: “fake” foods. To borrow one of Michael Pollan’s rules for eating wisely, your “great-great-great ...
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The ‘Church of Nature’ and the sudden collapse of the cult of Extinction Rebellion

When a cult loses its grip on a person, a form of reawakening takes place. It involves having to return ...
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Animal biotech could help tackle disease that costs Africa’s cattle farmers $1 billion annually

Animal biotechnology has been primed to contribute significantly towards addressing the challenge of food security, especially in the developing world ...
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Biotechnology timeline: Humans have manipulated genes since the ‘dawn of civilization’

The history of biotechnology shows how humans have been manipulating nature for our benefit for a long time—and how modern ...
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Anti-GMO activists move to block Bt insect-resistant eggplant field trials in India

Ten years after imposing a moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified Bt Brinjal, the [federal government] has now allowed ...
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Viewpoint: Vegetarian diet won’t help you slim down—only cutting calories can do that

A vegetarian diet can be healthy for you. Just like any diet. Even if you only eat salads or any ...
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Pesticide-free crop protection yields sizable economic benefits in Asia-Pacific

Scientists have estimated for the first time how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver US$14.6 to US$19.5 billion annually ...
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Meat from algae: The next plant-based contribution to sustainable food production?

Microalgae capture sunlight using pigments of vibrant colors, such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycocyanin. In particular, the algae spirulina and ...
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Insect-resistant cowpea demonstrations across Nigeria aim to build farmer support for GMO crop

The Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (IAR/ABU) Zaria and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have concluded arrangements ...
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Viewpoint: American agriculture could ‘unravel’ without major sustainability changes

Picture an ideal dinner plate. If you’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened ...
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Rainfed GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton in India cuts pesticide use 28 percent, study finds

Scientists from Alagappa University in India conducted a study to analyze the performance of insect resistant Bt cotton in rainfed areas. The results are published ...
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How tech-driven, ‘eco-rational’ environmentalism can help solve the world’s problems

Few of us are committed to having an evidence-based worldview — it’s truly hard to do. We have to remain ...
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Seafood of the future: Could lab-grown fish replace its wild and farmed relatives?

Do we need animals to make meat? What if we could grow cells outside the body of an animal to ...