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Podcast: How activists and politicians derailed South Australia’s attempt to embrace GMO crops

Activists in Australia are manipulating politicians with fear and doubt to restrict farmer choice ...
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New vaccine could immunize 50 million cattle against bovine tuberculosis

Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine ...
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Will Alaska grow its own food as summer temperatures surpass 90 degrees?

Alaska has been on a multi-year weather paroxysm as the Arctic heats twice as fast as the rest of our ...
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Weed that ‘eats’ glyphosate discovered in Western Australia, researchers say

Researchers have claimed a world first .... after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats ...
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Podcast: Political opposition blocks South Australia’s plan to lift GMO crop ban

South Australia is the only mainland state that bans farmers from growing genetically modified food. The ban's been in place ...
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First plants didn’t evolve flower color to attract pollinators, study suggests

Flowering plants feature a wondrous array of colors, the primary purpose of which is to attract insect pollinators. But this ...
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Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In 2018, the Washington, ...
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Plant-based burgers are wildly popular. Are any of them vegan?

.... [W]ith a range of new "plant-based" meat options entering fast-food restaurants like Burger King, Denny's and Dunkin Donuts, which ...
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Coating seeds with silk that supplies essential nutrients could provide a natural fertilizer to grow crops on unproductive soils

Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to ...
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How does a 4,000-year-old meal taste? Pretty good, according to recreated Babylonian recipes

What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of ...
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Pesticides endanger humans, animals, beneficial insects? Rethinking simplistic notions, understanding trade-offs in sustainability and health

As much as pesticides are a threat to certain ecosystems, they’re also responsible for providing the planet with food in ...
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Post-Green Revolution study: Projected crop yields unable to feed the world by 2050, we need GMOs, gene editing and other ‘genetic strategies’

The current trajectory for crop yields is insufficient to nourish the world’s population by 2050. Greater and more consistent crop ...
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Viewpoint: Proposed Philippines biotech authority could streamline GMO crop approvals, help farmers battle hunger

According to the biotech timeline prepared by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), the modern biotechnology ...
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Podcast: ‘OMG, GMOs!’ Bill Nye answers your questions about biotech crops

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often gets a bad rap, but farmers have been using them for decades to feed the ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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CRISPR, disease-sensing technologies could yield a ‘cornucopia’ of healthier, tastier foods

Consumers may soon begin purchasing fun-sized fruits and vegetables, as well as processed foods that incorporate healthier ingredients .... And ...
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Expanding India’s crop diversity could boost access to vital nutrients for 200 million people, study shows

There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by ...
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Viewpoint: Impossible and Beyond Burgers are delicious, but are they good for you?

The leading companies offering fake meat are mission-driven, with vegan roots. Any benefits to human health are icing on the ...
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CRISPR-edited sorghum could provide needed protein to 500 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa

RESEARCHERS have achieved a major breakthrough in sorghum, elevating the protein of the globally important cereal crop from 9-10 per ...
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If Africa adopts biotech crops, will anti-GMO Europe retaliate against the continent’s most important trading partner?

How would Europe react if GMO crops became commonplace in Africa? ...
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Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat success spurs Chinese firms to develop plant-based meats

While China is no stranger to food using vegetarian ingredients to give a meat-like flavor, the buzz around Beyond Meat ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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First plants that moved from water to land were natural GMOs, research reveals

Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land, according to a new study by an international group ...
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Soybean designed to grow on exhausted pasture land could help protect Amazon rainforest

The agrichemical giant Syngenta wants to go green by developing specific varieties of soybeans to be grown away from the ...
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Challenging media narrative about the ‘birds and the bees’—neither faces serious threats from neonicotinoids or other crop chemicals

Discarding this valuable crop protection tool is a questionable strategy ...
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Foods fortified with nutrient-dense microparticles can help battle ‘hidden hunger,’ study shows

Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could be made more nutritious with a new technology that borrows from ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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Redesigning photosynthesis in key crops could help sustain global food production, study shows

Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis ...