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Newly passed biosafety bill in Uganda aims to ensure ‘safe development’ of GMO crops

Parliament has passed the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill, 2018, formerly known as the National Biotechnology and Bio-safety Bill. The bill ...
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There is a ‘broad scientific consensus’ on GMO crop safety, expert affirms

Despite the long enunciated national policy of safe, responsible use of modern biotechnology, a few local government units in the ...
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Meat industry may back its cell-based competitors to gain foothold in health food market

According to Andrew Noyes, the head of communications for Just Inc., meat companies are discussing the possibility of helping cell-based meat ...
Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are 'brilliantly devious'

Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
Why are strawberries so big? The genetics behind 'up-sizing' fruits and vegetables

Why are strawberries so big? The genetics behind ‘up-sizing’ fruits and vegetables

Once upon a time, there was a land where food was not guaranteed everyday. Children were searching woods to pick ...
Whole Foods embraces slow-growing chickens: Why that's not so environmentally sustainable

Whole Foods embraces slow-growing chickens: Why that’s not so environmentally sustainable

There is a movement, pushed by Whole Foods, to go back to slower-growing chickens. This is problematic from a sustainability ...
Citizen scientists are tackling agriculture's toughest challenges

Citizen scientists are tackling agriculture’s toughest challenges

The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and ...
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‘Low to non-existent’ safety risks and higher yields support widespread adoption of GMO crops, researchers say

The anticipated world population growth emphasizes a need to produce more food on less land. Cutting-edge technologies, including genetic engineering, can ...
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Onto the grill: But are consumers ready to embrace—and eat—lab-grown meat?

It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the ...
Genetic basis for fruit and vegetable shapes helps tell the story of plant evolution

Genetic basis for fruit and vegetable shapes helps tell the story of plant evolution

From elongated oblongs to near-perfect spheres, vegetables come in almost every size and shape. But what differentiates a fingerling potato ...
Why did Tanzania just pull the plug on its GMO crop trials?

Why did Tanzania just pull the plug on its GMO crop trials?

When the Tanzanian government announced Friday [November 23] they were ending field trials of genetically engineered crops in the country ...
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GMO cotton not to blame for farmer suicides in India, expert reconfirms to UN panel

An expert on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from India has told a UN conference on biodiversity that GMO cotton growing ...
Kenya will push for 10-year moratorium on foods produced with synthetic biology

Kenya will push for 10-year moratorium on foods produced with synthetic biology

Kenya will press for a moratorium on introduction of laboratory generated foodstuffs produced through synthetic biology when the Conference of ...
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Low-gluten, high-fiber wheat varieties may begin to hit the market next year

Last winter, Paul Sproule read an article regarding niche wheats being developed by Arcadia Biosciences, a Davis, California, agricultural biotechnology ...
How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

Experts attending the [recent] United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Egypt say that adopting smart agronomic practices can play a significant ...
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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

The genetic revolution being ushered in by gene-editing promises to markedly improve our crops by making them resistant to drought, ...
Bt insect-resistant crops don't cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Bt insect-resistant crops don’t cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Following a request from the European Commission, [the European Food Safety Authority] assessed the scientific publication by Santos‐Vigil et al ...
Tanzania's ban on GMO crop trials will set biotech research back a decade, scientists say

Tanzania’s ban on GMO crop trials will set biotech research back a decade, scientists say

An air of resignation characterized reactions …. to the government's surprise ban on all genetically modified organism (GMO) trials in ...
Video: Space-inspired 'speed breeding' fast tracks improvements in food crops

Video: Space-inspired ‘speed breeding’ fast tracks improvements in food crops

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists at ...
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Consumer fear of GMOs and political overreaction adversely impacts smallholder farms

Three letters can quickly turn lackadaisical shoppers at a farmers market, diners at a restaurant or families at dinner tables ...
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Vitamin-fortified Golden Rice moves one step closer to commercialization in the Philippines

A variety of Oryza sativa (rice) genetically engineered using recombinant DNA technology, Golden Rice contains beta carotene, an antioxidant which ...
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Why fears in Nigeria over the safety of GMO cotton are misplaced

Nigeria is moving forward with plans to boost its textile industry through the approval of its first GM crop, BT ...
Talking Biotech: As demand for food rises, the world needs more plant scientists

Talking Biotech: As demand for food rises, the world needs more plant scientists

The world needs plant scientists. Two experts explain how you can join the field ...
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New GMO rice variety could cut arsenic exposure in food

Arsenic accumulation in rice grains is one of the serious agricultural issues in India. To address this, researchers at Lucknow-based ...
USDA, FDA approval of  lab-grown protein likely to spur 'all-out development' of clean meat products

USDA, FDA approval of lab-grown protein likely to spur ‘all-out development’ of clean meat products

The virtual super nova of interest in clean meat has arrived at the regulatory stage. The FDA and USDA are ...
Has modern agriculture 'tainted' your Thanksgiving dinner?

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 April, the Washington, ...
Plants engineered to 'recycle' toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Plants engineered to ‘recycle’ toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
8 pressing questions about GMOs, human health and the environment

8 pressing questions about GMOs, human health and the environment

[W]hen the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) sent ... its latest report, stating that, “Biotech crops ...