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Why approved Chinese-developed GMO rice that boosts yields, reduces pesticide use not available to country’s farmers, consumers

In 2009, two insect-resistant genetically modified rice lines (Huahui-1 and Bt-Shanyou -63) were granted biosafety certificates by the Ministry of ...
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Glory of plants in 3D: CRISPR gene-editing, imaging technology unlock genetic secrets

Advances in imaging technology — allowing researchers to peer inside plant structures in 3D — mean that biologists are seeking ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt tomatoes could control leaf miner pest, reduce insecticide use

Editor's note: Anne Frary is a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at the Izmir Institute of ...
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How the EU decides to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops will have ‘huge impact’ on US, rest of world

Most gene editing techniques should not come under the Europe Union’s strict regulatory regime for genetically modified organisms, according to ...
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Canada approves genetically engineered non-browning Fuji apples

Following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Canadian federal agencies have approved the marketing of the non-browning Arctic ...
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Ugandan farmers now wonder if they will ever get access to GMO crops

Disease-resistant bananas, drought-resistant corn and other GMO crops developed by Ugandan scientists could help farmers increase yields, reduce pesticide use ...
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Coffee causes cancer? That may be California’s next required food warning label

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt ...
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New Zealand anti-GMO group challenges recommended approval of Golden Rice to fight vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Campaign group GE Free NZ wants regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to review its draft approval for Golden ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Non-GMO, gluten-free labels fan consumer fears

Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is the former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and currently serves as CEO and President ...
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Virus-resistant CRISPR pigs could save pork producers $600 million per year

To pig farmer Thomas Titus, new scientific techniques could bring better disease resistance for his herd, saving baby pigs and potentially ...
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Will South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina regulate new breeding techniques (NBTs) as GMOs?

New breeding techniques, or “NBTs” as they have come to be known, are a set of innovative tools that can ...
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Namibia opens first GMO research lab with goal of reducing food imports

Namibia will now be able to trace the history of genetically modified organisms' products on the local market. The National Commission ...
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Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here’s why.

Stringent regulations have made it almost impossible for GE animals to be approved for sale in the US. It took ...
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Facts not fear: Science Moms’ documentary debunks common food myths about GMOs, organic farming

Editor's note: Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, educator, and mom of two  In the new documentary, Science Moms, they ...
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South African economist: Fall armyworm outbreak shows why Africa should embrace GMO crops

Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an Agricultural Economist and Head of Agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...
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How gene-edited crops could spell the end of the infamous term ‘GMO’

Political and social controversies, as well as complications of plant breeding, intellectual property, and regulation, have compromised the promised impact ...
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Brazil’s higher-protein GMO soybeans hurting US exports to China

U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has ...
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Time-lapse video: Gene-silenced non-browning Arctic Apple vs conventional fruit

It can sometimes be a challenge to demonstrate the impact of the non-browning trait. But seeing is believing, so take ...
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Will Australian stores’ removal of household neonicotinoid products help bees?

Katja Hogendoorn is a native bee expert and Research Associate within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the ...
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Armenia remains ‘cautious’ on imports of GMO food

Armenia is cautious about the use of products with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and seeds, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ashot ...
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CRISPR gene-edited food in Europe? Questions remain on crop breeding regulations

The European Court of Justice recommended new techniques be exempt from GMO regulations, but left key questions unanswered, writes Gregory ...
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Talking Biotech: Know Ideas Media gives scientists platform to discuss future of food and farming

Canadian filmmaker Nick Saik is taking the 100+ hours of footage he recorded for his Know GMO documentary and turning ...
Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Usually, a video with kids talking is cute, funny, perhaps poignant. However, scientists’ and farmers’ reactions to a promotional video ...
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Hope for peanut allergy sufferers: Gene-silenced hypoallergenic nuts could save lives

Moving to the United States helped [Hortense Dodo, a food scientist and entrepreneur from Ivory Coast] reach her academic goals, but ...
Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Products containing traces of golden rice, which is genetically modified to produce beta-carotene, should be able to be sold in ...
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Growth in urban beekeeping hurting wild bees

The rise in amateur beekeepers keeping hives on roofs and gardens is contributing to the decline of wild bees, Cambridge ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers deserve to know if food is ‘genetically manipulated’

In 2018, the inherently slow process of crossbreeding may seem as quaint as Web 1.0. New technology has helped speed ...
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Bill Gates’ ‘supercow’ quest: Funding for livestock genetics research aims to boost milk production

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Give a man a hybrid supercow with the ...