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Recombinetics joins battle over whether USDA or FDA should oversee gene-edited animal regulations

Editor's note: Tammy Lee Stanoch is the president & CEO of Recombinetics, an animal gene-editing company based in St. Paul, Minnesota ...
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Chemical could boost crop yields by triggering gene to add branches and fruits

When it comes to agriculture from branched plants, such as apple trees, the more branches that bear fruit, the better ...
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Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...
Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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Talking Biotech: Can Oxitec’s genetically engineered insects combat fall armyworm crop damage and famine in Africa?

Oxitec's Simon Warner: Engineered male fall armyworms contain a gene that prevents female offspring from reaching adulthood, reducing wild pest ...
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Proposed California ballot initiative aligns GMO opponents with anti-vaxxers

Backers of an initiative that would ban genetically engineered food, plants and animals and over 300 listed substances from being ...
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Will India’s government scrap Monsanto’s patent royalties on insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton seeds?

Will the pressure to be seen as farmer-friendly, especially with national elections looming, lead the Narendra Modi government to scrap the “trait ...
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Mother of all citrus: Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes all descended from single ancestor

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are all hybrids, mixed and matched from 10 "wild" citrus species descended from a single ...
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How should the FDA regulate CRISPR gene-edited animals?

Gene editing is touted as a promising new way of altering the DNA of plants or animals to speed their ...
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China’s tightening GMO regulations cause corn buyers to cancel purchases from US

Some Chinese buyers have canceled corn purchases from the United States and switched to rival supplier Ukraine, as Beijing tightens ...
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Chocolate producers look to CRISPR gene editing to help cacao trees adapt to climate change

With the help of a suite of genetic engineering tools including CRISPR — and money from Mars Inc., one of the world’s ...
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Media Bias/Fact Check: Stonyfield GMO video—and response to critics—encourages censorship, misleads consumers

Stonyfield Farms, a large organic dairy company sells and markets its products using many of the strategies outlined in the ...
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Do trace levels of neonicotinoid insecticides found in waterways threaten aquatic life?

A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey detected neonicotinoid pesticides in 10 Great Lakes tributaries throughout the year, although the levels ...
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Indian official: Insect-resistant GMO cotton has increased production, decreased pesticide use

The production of cotton in the country has nearly doubled since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002, the government ...
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Viewpoint: How WHO’s IARC set off a global panic that threatens science and agriculture around the world

It’s not just in Europe that glyphosate divides governments: the very same molecule is responsible for a string lawsuits and ...
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Nigeria on track to commercialize GMO cowpeas, rice, sorghum, corn and cotton

The Biosafety Bill was signed into law in 2015, putting Nigeria on the map of countries with requisite regulations for ...
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GMO farming grows to record 457 million acres in 26 countries worldwide

The cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops hit record levels in 2016, with 18 million farmers planting 185.1 million hectares ...
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In India, Nobel laureate biochemist Richard Roberts calls for politicians to listen to scientists—not activists—on GMOs

UK-based scientist Richard J Roberts, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1993, criticised the "anti-GMO people" ... and ...
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Successful field trials of GMO Golden Rice in Bangladesh move biofortified crop closer to approval

Bangladeshi rice scientists have advanced a beta carotene-rich rice to a varietal release stage, heralding a new era in fight ...
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CRISPR gene editing could boost crop yields and nutrition, but public acceptance remains wild card

The process of producing better food, protecting the environment and improving animal health is advancing at a seemingly breakneck pace ...
German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

German coalition pledges GMO ban, phase out of glyphosate, expansion of organic farming

Germany’s draft coalition deal includes a goal of ending use of the weed-killer glyphosate within the country but gives no ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s ‘Okja’ perpetuates stereotypes about food, farming and scientists

The popular Netflix movie is a disservice to important agricultural research aimed at producing more food with fewer resources, writes ...
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Parasitic dodder plant steals crops’ water and nutrients. Could gene editing stop it?

A parasitic plant called dodder can silence the expression of genes in the host plants from which it obtains water ...
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Partisan divide erupts on glyphosate-cancer science as IARC supporters push ‘Monsanto Papers’ narrative

“There appear to be serious problems with the science underlying [the International Agency for Research on Cancer]’s [2015] assessment of ...
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Europe should embrace new breeding techniques to make farming more sustainable, says EU agriculture committee chair

The vice-chair of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee has argued that Europe should embrace innovative biotechnologies to boost food production ...
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Despite GMO cotton controversy, Burkina Faso still open to GE crops, sterile mosquitoes to combat malaria

Agriculturalists in Burkina Faso say their country is still open to using the tools of biotechnology, despite the decision to stop ...
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Stem cell breakthrough could improve cow health, milk production and more

After decades of effort, scientists have finally managed to derive embryonic stem (ES) cells from cows and keep them in ...
Advances in crop microbiome research could revolutionize agriculture

Advances in crop microbiome research could revolutionize agriculture

Editor's note: Davide Bulgarelli is a principal investigator at the University of Dundee in the UK. His research aims at understanding the ...