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Indian scientists criticize government for leaving GMO seeds ‘sitting on the shelf’

Farming may go high-tech, but unless seeds keep pace, all improvements will be cosmetic. Or that’s what scientists at research ...
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‘Laser weeding’: Can robots partially replace farm tractors, harvesters and even herbicides like glyphosate?

Professor Simon Blackmore, head of robotic agriculture at the UK's National Centre for Precision Farming at Harper Adams University in ...
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‘Super bacteria’ could boost crop yields and reduce nitrogen pollution

Bioscientist Dr. Ted Cocking, from the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation in the UK, was the first to unlock the ...
Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren't threats to bees

Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren’t threats to bees

Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
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Viewpoint: Post-Brexit UK can help farmers by giving them access to GMO crops

With timeframes beginning to take shape for the Agriculture Bill and Environment Act, Michael Gove is presented with a number ...
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Lawsuit against Dannon alleging misleading non-GMO label dismissed by New York court

The Southern District of New York joins the list of federal courts that have recently rejected potential class action suits ...
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Why is the first US genetically engineered salmon farm in Indiana?

The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as ...
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Can new IARC director bridge gap between controversial cancer agency and rest of scientific community?

A look at IARC’s recent record suggests that skepticism is in order ...
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GMO crops provide billions in economic benefits each year—with majority going to farmers in developing countries, industry analysis says

This paper estimates the value of using genetically modified (GM) crop technology in agriculture at the farm level. It follows ...
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Naturally decaffeinated CRISPR coffee and disease-resistant bananas? Tropic Biosciences takes big step towards commercializing both

In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
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Scientists develop GMO rice with high levels of iron and zinc

A team of researchers led by Navreet Bhullar from the Institute of Molecular Plant Biology at ETH Zurich has genetically ...
Viewpoint: What Charles Mann's 'Wizard and Prophet' book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Viewpoint: What Charles Mann’s ‘Wizard and Prophet’ book gets wrong about food and agriculture

I've been reading Charles Mann's latest book Wizards and Prophets, which was released earlier this year. ... While I thought the ...
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Debunking the myth that India is awash in pesticides

India has made rapid progress in the field of agriculture in recent years. Unfortunately, this largely remains unknown and uncelebrated ...
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Wheat and celiac disease: Modern breeding not to blame for gluten—but gene editing could help

New research shows that the immune-reactive agents of modern wheat have been around a long time, and are not necessarily ...
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Why isn’t India’s government arresting farmers using unapproved herbicide-tolerant GMO cotton seeds?

Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the ...
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Impossible Foods hits back at Grub Street article questioning Impossible Burger’s safety

Impossible Foods is a disruptive company with an urgent mission to make meat better. Mainstream and social media play a critical ...
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Kenya to commercialize insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton later this year

The country’s textile industry is headed for a big boost after Genetically Modified cotton planting began locally. A journey of ...
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Science disproves Seralini GMO rat tumor study—but his findings were always an outlier

Gilles-Éric Séralini is a French researcher who came to fame from publishing a study in 2012 claiming that herbicide-tolerant GMO corn, with ...
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Putin’s organic empire: How billionaires are remaking Russian agriculture

Deep in the Caucasus, downriver from Europe’s highest peak, North Korean women roam Soviet-era hothouses growing what tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov is betting ...
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SexyPlant: Can GMO crops that produce insect sex pheromones replace pesticides?

“Sexy plants” are on the way to replacing many harmful pesticides, scientists say, by producing the sex pheromones of insects ...
Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project | June 13, 2018Highlights: Anti-GMO activists, aided by Russian propaganda, have ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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Brazilian government fines native communities for growing GMO crops

The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat ...
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Gene editing could provide humane alternative to painful cattle dehorning

Physical dehorning of dairy cattle is a standard practice to protect both human dairy workers and other animals from injury ...
The social consequences of the GMO debate

The social consequences of the GMO debate

The GMO debate has been raging for two decades, but this debate isn’t actually about GMOs at all. Rather, “GMOs” ...
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GMO crops in Africa: How South African farmers paved the way

“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans ...
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Viewpoint: Divide between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ chemicals is meaningless

Since pesticides and herbicides are routinely in the news, lately because of the "Glyphosate Wars," (2) I thought it might be interesting to ...
What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

Mary Boote, Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalFarmer Network | June 12, 2018Highlights: Agricultural biotech solutions are being denied to ...

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