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Photosynthesis-efficient rice could help meet surging food demand in developing countries

Work is well underway to engineer a rice plant in a way that global production of the grain gets a dramatic ...
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New study claims first farmers in Europe were direct descendants of region’s hunter-gatherers, challenging belief migrants introduced agriculture

For several years it has been broadly acknowledged that agriculture in Europe was first established in the Anatolian peninsula in modern day ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, bad weather could cut Europe’s already slumping sugar beet yields

Farmers in western Europe have begun sugar beet planting, with first indications pointing to a drop in area for the ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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Can we boost crop yields by making photosynthesis better with genetic engineering?

Will an improvement of photosynthesis make up for the food shortfalls we expect to face in coming years? ...
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GM disease-resistant wheat closer to commercialization after successful field trial

A joint venture project between the [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation] and a US foundation has had recent success ...
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Uncertain future of Uganda’s GMO law spurs anxiety, confusion among biotech supporters

Biotech supporters are unsure what the delay means ...
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Podcast: Yale neurologist Steven Novella debunks popular myths about GMO golden rice

As Bangladesh prepares to release GMO golden rice, Yale University clinical neurologist Steven Novella and co-hosts debunk some popular myths ...
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African biotech group to critics: Where’s evidence GMOs are dangerous?

Mr Enoch Ilori, the Project Officer for Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), has said there is no ...
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GMO crop approvals focal point of trade talks as US urges China to boost agricultural imports

China has offered the U.S. some “very attractive numbers” for purchases of farm goods as part of “dynamic” trade talks, ...
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Pseudo-science alert: For $9,500, Politico provides disinformation about crop biotechnology, GMOs and pesticides

When Politico strays from politics into agricultural biotech, its naiveté and lack of science expertise shows through ...
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Organic companies drop ‘anti-establishment tilt,’ partner with global corporations to meet surging ‘natural’ food demand

Big Food and the organics industry are gaining an appetite for each other. With sales of conventional packaged staples lagging, ...
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Using genetic engineering to turn annual crops into perennials could bolster global food production

One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...
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How genetically engineered crops can boost Africa’s fight against malnutrition

Engineered crops can provide the long-sought breakthrough in food security for Africa ...
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What can we learn from Mendel’s peas, onions and GM tomatoes?

A quick look at Gregor Mendel's groundbreaking peas, 'junk' DNA and the first GMO crop ...
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Calyxt gene-edited soybean oil debuts in Midwestern US restaurants

At the end of [February 2019], Calyxt, an agriculture-focused company based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, announced its first sale of ...
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Argentina fears skeptical consumers could cripple global rollout of drought-tolerant GMO wheat

Argentina thinks it has a solution to droughts that’ve plagued blockbuster wheat producers from the Black Sea to Australia. The ...
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Genetic analysis reveals mysterious evolution of brewer’s yeast that makes beer possible

The strain of brewers’ yeast used to make beer, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, derives from versions used over thousands of years to make grape-wine ...
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Animal gene editing breakthrough: Bringing Angus beef raised from US cattle to Brazil

The gene-edited heat-tolerant Angus cow could be a very big deal in Brazil ...
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Viewpoint: Despite anti-GMO opposition, poor farmers will finally plant ‘life-saving’ golden rice

Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about ...
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Quest for disease and pest-resistant rice: Ugandan researchers turn to hybrid, GMO breeding programs

Key crop researchers are pushing for the development and eventual commercialization of GMO varieties tailored to suit Uganda's needs ...
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Video: How we fool ourselves into fearing our food—and how to stop

Pesticides, chemicals, cancer - the world is a scary place and our dinner plate even more so. Or so it ...
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Buy local; save the bees; avoid GMOs: Americans’ top food-related causes

For companies to successfully fulfill [consumer demand for transparency], they need to be in tune to what causes and concerns ...
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As trade talks progress, China may slow already lengthy approval process for US biotech crops

China may agree to buy more U.S. agriculture commodities and lift onerous trade barriers in the ongoing talks, but unless ...
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What should we call lab-grown meat? Our decision could help or hinder food innovation

The Dirt: We need protein as part of a healthy diet— and many of us turn to meat as a ...
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Sequenced nematode genome could help win ‘arms race’ against devastating soybean pest

Iowa State University researchers overcame the quirks of the soybean cyst nematode’s DNA to sequence its genome, paving the way ...
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Viewpoint: Naturopathic doctors, organic marketers take advantage of consumer desire for ‘authenticity’

Seeking 'authenticity' is fine -- unless it deprives you of something beneficial ...
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Dear Anheuser-Busch, stop scaring people about alleged dangers of corn products to sell Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch caused quite a farm controversy with its Bud Light Super Bowl commercials. Remember, Bud Light bragged in those commercials ...