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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 ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t overpay for greens labeled ‘non-GMO’—because there’s no genetically modified lettuce

Have you ever eaten genetically modified arugula? We’re positive you haven’t — because it doesn’t exist! But that hasn’t stopped ...
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Ancient Egyptians loved beer. Here’s the recipe they used to brew it

The ancient Egyptians loved beer. According to Mohamed A. Farag, a Professor of Chemistry at The American University in Cairo: ...
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Purple GMO tomato with boosted antioxidant levels could lead to more nutritious produce

Chinese researchers have developed a genetically modified purple tomato rich in anthocyanins, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read ...
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Will CRISPR’s promise force the organic industry to reconsider its opposition to gene-edited crops?

In addition to better nutrition, CRISPR can produce foods with fewer 'inputs' than conventional and organic foods ...
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Food safety officials reject Golden Rice-cancer link as Philippines inches toward commercializing the GMO crop

GOLDEN RICE, developed by biotechnologists to address Vitamin A deficiency, is still in the process of completing field trials before ...
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Tyson Foods’ plant-based ‘chicken’ nuggets now sold in 7,000 stores

Tyson Foods Inc. says plant-based nuggets from its Beyond Meat Inc. competitor Raised & Rooted are now in 7,000 stores, ...
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Monsanto’s GMO soybean as safe as conventional counterpart, EU Food Safety Authority confirms

Following the submission of application .... from Monsanto (hereafter referred to as ‘the applicant’), the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms ...
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Fighting climate change with gene editing: Can we slash cows’ methane production?

Preventing ruminant methane from being produced in the first place seems a sensible way to limit its damaging effects ...
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Mandatory calorie counts on fast-food menus have little impact on customer purchases, latest study finds

As of May last year, all American restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets have been legally obliged to provide calorie ...
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Can TELA maize solve the acute food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most food-insecure region in the world, with an estimated 237 million throughout the region suffering from ...