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Podcast: Animal-free, GMO ice cream could start a food revolution. But how does it taste?

The realm of plant-based meat substitutes has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Think the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat ...
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Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best hope for sustainability

Future crops will need to withstand conditions like climate change, low water availability, rising soil salinity, and attacks by pathogens ...
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Viewpoint: Why GMOs? 1950s farming technology cannot feed the world in 2050

Up and down the aisles of the grocery store, there are an overwhelming number of packages that are labeled with ...
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How the quest to bake a better banana bread helps us understand GMOs

A simple analogy can help explain how genetic modification works ...
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Nigerian farmer: ‘Give us the chance to use agricultural biotech’

African farmers must be given the opportunity to use genetically modified (GM) seeds as the sure way to enhance agricultural ...
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Agricultural industry split over prospects of government not regulating gene editing as part of reform of biotechnology regulations

Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited ...
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140+ Mexican scientists urge president not to issue decree pushed by ‘activists, painters and chefs’ banning GMO research

Members of the academic community related to biotechnology, bioengineering, genomics and related disciplines express their concern about the possibility of ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...
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Bayer may enter plant-based meat market as protein provider for Beyond and Impossible Burgers

A Bayer executive ... said the company was closely watching the plant-based meat market which has seen booming demand in ...
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Brexit could lead Britain to ‘ditching EU’s mindless precaution and innovation-crushing rules on GMO crops’

Britain was once the world leader in biotechnology for agriculture, but that all changed 20 years ago when the environmental ...
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The ‘magic mix’ of ingredients responsible for the Impossible Burger’s taste and texture

The actual science behind the Impossible Burger is fascinating ...
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Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...
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GMO glyphosate-tolerant soybean has ‘no adverse effects’ on male rat reproduction system

Glyphosate tolerant soybeans represent a large portion of soybeans grown and fed to farm animals around the world. Despite their ...
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USDA: Purple corn could help battle obesity, diabetes

Purple corn is more than tasty and eye-catching. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a game-changing ...
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Impossible Foods ramps up supply as Burger King plans nationwide GMO plant-based Whopper launch

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods on [July 31] announced a partnership with major meat supplier OSI Group, a longtime producer ...
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Controlling this gene boosts plant tolerance to water, salt stress

Plant Science reports that OsNCED5 gene regulated tolerance to water and salt stress, as well as leaf aging in rice ...
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Smartphone-powered device quickly detects diseased plants, could help protect crop yields

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field ...
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The world faces ‘pollinator collapse’? How and why the media get the science wrong time and again

With neither the facts nor the science on their side, environmental advocacy groups are simply pounding the table ...
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EU green lights imports of 10 GMO crops following comprehensive safety assessment

On [July 26], the Commission authorized ten genetically modified organisms (GMOs): seven for food and feed uses .... two renewed ...
Bayer faces expensive lawsuit in Brazil as more farmers challenge firm's GMO soy patent

Bayer faces expensive lawsuit in Brazil as more farmers challenge firm’s GMO soy patent

Germany’s Bayer AG, which completed the takeover of U.S.-based Monsanto [in 2018], has been dealt a legal blow in Brazil ...
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Viewpoint: Eat organic apples to improve gut health? There’s reason for skepticism

Yogurt marketing and supplement claims aside, there is no evidence that your body is impacted by probiotics unless you suffered ...
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Nutritionist: You can’t buy GMO wheat—so don’t blame it for celiac disease

Amber Pankonin, a registered dietitian and an adjunct instructor in the science department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, places trust ...
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Quest to reduce greenhouse gases needs modern farming techniques, including use of GMOs, not organics, research shows

Modern farming has "uncoupled" itself from greenhouse gas output -- using new technologies, including genetic engineering, to boost crop yields ...
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Plant-based Beyond Burger healthier than beef? Nutrition experts weigh in on popular meat alternative

Canadians can't get enough of Beyond Meat's plant-based burger that's designed to taste just like beef .... But does Beyond's ...
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Video: Can we keep this parasitic, bee-killing mite out of the US?

“Bees are not just an incredibly charismatic insect, they’re also incredibly vital to our way of life as human beings,” ...
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Is ‘Big Ag’ getting into the cannabis business?

When Mowgli Holmes and his childhood friend Nishan Karassik founded Phylos Bioscience in 2014 they had one major goal: to ...
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Why 3 countries planted GMO Bt cotton and got ‘wildly different results’

Three countries used the same tactic to fight the same pest on the same crop, but they had wildly different ...