Video: Psychological impact of 'junk food' — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Video: Psychological impact of ‘junk food’ — Could fast food make you so impatient you forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’?

Fast food was invented to help us keep up with our fast-paced world. But it’s also had some unintended psychological ...
'Regenerative medicine' could help produce synthetic meat that mimics the texture and mouthfeel of steak

‘Regenerative medicine’ could help produce synthetic meat that mimics the texture and mouthfeel of steak

Tissue engineering of cultured meat is under development at several centers worldwide. However, most biosynthetic meat products are amorphous or ...
GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

[Eggplant fruit and shoot borers are] responsible for the yield loss of up to 80% of eggplant farming in the ...
Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Burnt bread contains a compound known as acrylamide, a chemical that can cause cancer.  The darker the toast, the more ...
Earth-friendly beef: How sustainable grazing practices can protect soil, water, and biodiversity

Earth-friendly beef: How sustainable grazing practices can protect soil, water, and biodiversity

I wasn’t one of the lucky kids who got to grow up on a ranch. No one back then would ...
Plants can ‘tell time,’ study shows, which could help farmers grow crops in varying environments

Plants can ‘tell time,’ study shows, which could help farmers grow crops in varying environments

Published in the PNAS journal, Superoxide is promoted by sucrose and affects amplitude of circadian rhythms in the evening, details ...
Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—a marketing 'buzzword' for sustainable practices many farmers have used for decades

Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—a marketing ‘buzzword’ for sustainable practices many farmers have used for decades

Canadian farmers [have been using sustainable farming practices] long before “regenerative” became a buzzword; indeed, long before wealthy people were ...
Cloned animals: A safe, sustainable source of food and medicine?

Cloned animals: A safe, sustainable source of food and medicine?

It's now possible to clone animals and use them to produce a wide variety of valuable products, including staple foods ...
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Facing stiff GM crop restrictions, Mexican cotton farmers may import illegal biotech seeds

Facing stiff GM crop restrictions, Mexican cotton farmers may import illegal biotech seeds

During 2020, cotton production fell [in Mexico, as only] one million bales were produced, 500 thousand less than in other ...
We could face a global food crisis by 2050. Is synthetic biology the solution?

We could face a global food crisis by 2050. Is synthetic biology the solution?

Synthetic biology has the potential to reshape our agriculture systems and to usher in a new era equitable and of ...
‘Green’ politics and consumer uncertainty keep GM crops outlawed in Europe. Will gene editing change the legal landscape?

‘Green’ politics and consumer uncertainty keep GM crops outlawed in Europe. Will gene editing change the legal landscape?

Agronomy grad student Frederik Vilhelm Larsen, at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, wants to explore all the science that ...
How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

Over the past couple of decades, Western consumers have shown an increasing appetite for more ethical eggs. The European Union and ...
Europe’s ‘most cherished’ grape varieties threatened by deadly diseases. CRISPR can help save them

Europe’s ‘most cherished’ grape varieties threatened by deadly diseases. CRISPR can help save them

How the latest breeding techniques are saving the taste of our most cherished grape vine varieties.  European Seed (ES): Could ...
New South Wales, Australia poised to lift GM crop cultivation ban in July, sparking debate between farmers and environmentalists

New South Wales, Australia poised to lift GM crop cultivation ban in July, sparking debate between farmers and environmentalists

[New South Wales Agriculture Minister Adam] Marshall said [lifting the state’s GM crop ban on July 1 will open] the ...
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Soils around the world are in trouble, threatening food production. Here’s how we can save the ground beneath our feet

Soil is critical for the food everyone eats. Healthy soils matter not just for producing 95% of global food supplies, ...
Viewpoint: ‘No added hormones’? How food labels can be technically accurate but still misleading

Viewpoint: ‘No added hormones’? How food labels can be technically accurate but still misleading

Terms like 'GMO-free' and 'raised without hormones or antibiotics' are just some of the labels used on food products, and ...
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Climate change vs agriculture: Can one farming method—conventional, organic or agroecology—help slow global warming?

Climate change and agriculture appear joined at the hip. Agriculture—through methane, carbon dioxide, and land use—has had an impact on ...
How are genetically engineered crops regulated around the world?

How are genetically engineered crops regulated around the world?

By employing precise, efficient, yet affordable genome editing techniques, new genome edited crops are entering country regulatory schemes for commercialization.  ...
Climate-proofing our food supply: Here’s how CRISPR will help us adapt to global warming

Climate-proofing our food supply: Here’s how CRISPR will help us adapt to global warming

Biotechnologist Dr. Karen Massel from UQ's Centre for Crop Science has published a review of gene editing technologies such as ...
Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it

Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it

In 2009, the genome editing tool CRISPR was introduced, which allows scientists to edit the DNA of organisms such as ...
Kenyan farmers clamor for GMO maize seed after visiting demonstration site

Kenyan farmers clamor for GMO maize seed after visiting demonstration site

Impressed by the high yields realized in open field trials, Kenyan farmers are urging their government to speed up the ...
GM plants with bigger roots could suck more carbon out of the atmosphere, mitigating climate change

GM plants with bigger roots could suck more carbon out of the atmosphere, mitigating climate change

[S]cientists like Wolfgang Busch, Salk Institute for Biological Studies professor, are trying to harness the carbon-sucking power of plants to ...
Gene gun: The tool that revolutionized plant breeding and brought GMOs into agriculture

Gene gun: The tool that revolutionized plant breeding and brought GMOs into agriculture

A plywood-mounted transformer, a voltmeter-equipped wand and a pair of bulbous vacuum tubes might appear to be just a random ...
China fines 8 biotechnology firms and research institutes for producing illegal GM seeds

China fines 8 biotechnology firms and research institutes for producing illegal GM seeds

[China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has] found eight companies and research institutes that illegally produced or carried out ...
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GMO-skeptical Sierra Club gives cautious endorsement to disease-resistant, biotech chestnut tree

By almost any metric, the American chestnut was a perfect tree. Massive, fast-growing, and rot-resistant, it was easy to mill ...
Viewpoint: Let them eat cheese: Evidence shows this ‘guilty pleasure’ doesn’t deserve its unhealthy reputation

Viewpoint: Let them eat cheese: Evidence shows this ‘guilty pleasure’ doesn’t deserve its unhealthy reputation

A large body of research suggests that cheese’s reputation as a fattening, heart-imperiling food is undeserved. When it comes to ...
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