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Developing countries slowly embrace GMO crops to fight food insecurity, climate change

Developing countries are slowly increasing approved legislation and opening the door to research and commercialization of GMO crops. As these countries ...
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Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations

This is the third in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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Viewpoint: Brazil GMO label shows need to balance transparency and science

Since 2003, Brazilian law has required all consumer products containing genetically modified material to carry a scary-looking label that depicts ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: ‘I’m not going to let the fearmongers dominate the conversation’ on CRISPR gene-edited food

Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam has six calves that are rather unusual. Most people might not pick up on what’s ...
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Viewpoint: Amazon should abandon Whole Foods’ fear-based non-GMO marketing

Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods has brought immediate changes to the Texas-based grocery chain, such as lower prices and ...
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Insect-resistant GMO corn could help fend off fall armyworm invasion in Ghana, scientists say

Mr Eric Amaning Okoree, Chief Executive Officer, National Biosafety Authority (NBA) says genetically modified (GM) crops have a high potential ...
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Delving into the GMO traits that cut back pesticide impacts globally

This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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FDA approves first genetically engineered salmon farm in US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on [April 26] announced its approval of the first U.S. facility for production of genetically ...
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Pakistan tightens regulations on rice amid GMO concerns

Pakistan has tightened grip on international rice trade with a view to getting rid of any impression of involving in ...
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Organic foods have less pesticide residue—but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthier

The available evidence supports consumers’ belief that organic food production and consumption result in lower pesticide exposure, are more environmentally ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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1 in 3 people in England incorrectly believe GMO food causes cancer

In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking was ...
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Viewpoint: California’s coffee cancer label isn’t backed by evidence—and could do more harm than good

About two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-based illnesses. Cigarettes are also very addictive. Because of this, it seems reasonable to place warnings ...
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New Zealand’s Environment Court says local governments must take ‘precautionary approach’ to GMO adoption

Opponents of the use of genetic engineering are hailing a recent [New Zealand] Environment Court decision as "a victory for common ...
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Ugandan legislator on why his nation needs to ‘wake up’ on GMOs

Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko is an engineer, legislator and chairperson of the Sectoral Committee on Science and Technology in Uganda’s Parliament ...
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Can ‘gene drives’ for crop pests work in the real world?

The spotted wing fruit fly is one of the world’s major crop destroyers. Scientifically known as Drosophila suzukii, this peppercorn-size insect ...
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Monsanto launches product that deactivates dicamba herbicide in spraying equipment

Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, ...
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‘Gene Revolution’: How genetic engineering is making food and medicine cheaper, better and more plentiful

Mankind has been improving plants and animals for millennia. Simply by selecting and breeding those they liked best, our ancestors ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn’t pay attention to Environmental Working Group’s ‘fear-mongering’

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy ...
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Climate change ready crops? Gene editing and other genomic advances show promise

Development of climate resilient crops with accelerating genetic gains in crops will require integration of different disciplines/technologies, to see the ...
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Battling cancer-causing aflatoxin contamination in Africa with genetic engineering, other technologies

We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about aflatoxin. It is probably one of the single ...
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Viewpoint: How dairy companies like Stonyfield Organic mislead consumers about GMOs

A typical stroll down the grocery store aisle exposes the shopper to almost 40,000 different products. While most have labels ...
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Viewpoint: Despite small percentage of sales, organic food is now ‘mainstream’ in the US

[O]rganic is mainstream in America in every way except as a significant percentage of total US annual grocery sales. According ...
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Ugandan scientists criticize controversial changes to GMO bill

A number of scientists have expressed shock and anger at the proposed restrictive requirements that were included in the long-awaited ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumers should reconsider ‘blanket opposition’ to GMO crops

It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering ...
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Viewpoint: Examining the science denial behind IFOAM—Organics International

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as ...
Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but 'GMO fearmongers' need to be convinced

Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but ‘GMO fearmongers’ need to be convinced

The GMO fearmongers are able to take to Twitter and Facebook now because, like all of us, they have benefited ...