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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 ...
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Just-lifted South Australia GMO crop ban could be restored, as Green party vows support for ‘more natural’ food

A BAN on genetically-modified crops in South Australia has been lifted fewer than 24 hours after it was enforced – ...
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Vegan burgers: How Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat mimic the texture, appearance and flavor of beef

Texture, appearance and flavor: These are the elements of meat that the new vegan alternatives from Impossible Foods and Beyond ...
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Full-fat dairy not linked to childhood obesity, studies show, raising questions about US dietary guidelines

There's little scientific evidence behind recommendations by US health organizations that kids should stop eating full-fat dairy after the age ...
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France introduces banana resistant to black Sigatoka—deadly disease that can cut fruit yields 50%

A new variety of banana that is resistant to black Sigatoka and can be produced using organic and agro-ecological production ...
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UK may lift ban on GMO-derived foods to secure post-Brexit trade deal with US

Genetically modified foods from America could end up on British supermarket shelves as part of a US trade deal. Ministers ...
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Impossible Foods cuts prices 15% as new competitors enter plant-based meat market

Makers of plant-based meat alternatives are cutting prices, as startups compete with food-industry giants for slices of the rapidly growing ...
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China develops African swine fever vaccine to curb disease that’s nearly halved its pork production

China’s Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, the country’s top research body on animal diseases, said it developed an African swine fever ...
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Steak from CO2? How space-inspired technology could change the way we produce meat

Currently, it takes a couple of years to “make” a steak. That’s the length of time it takes to rear ...
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Bureaucracy hampers GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval in the Philippines, despite widespread demand from farmers

The delay in the approval of the propagation of genetically modified (GM) cotton is hampering the revival and revitalization of ...
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South Dakota grain dealer charged in alleged $71 million ‘fake’ organic sales scheme

A $71 million fraud case in South Dakota is the latest blow to the organic supply chain. Federal prosecutors in ...