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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 ...
Viewpoint: Why a Thanksgiving dinner using GMO ingredients is safer and healthier than an organic meal

Viewpoint: Why a Thanksgiving dinner using GMO ingredients is safer and healthier than an organic meal

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means families across the U.S. will soon be enjoying the most mouth-watering of meals. This ...
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USDA, FDA announce plan to split regulatory oversight of lab-grown meat

The Agriculture Department and FDA laid out new details on [November 16] about how the two agencies plan to split ...
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Can genetic engineering deliver a natural microbial fertilizer for crops?

At the turn of the previous century, German scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch got all the credit for finding ...
In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

Though the nation already imports genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Ghana is ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) crops into its ...
Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil's already record-breaking soy exports

Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil’s already record-breaking soy exports

Brazil’s record soy exports to China could grow further, an Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters …. as the Asian nation’s ...
Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity [affects] large areas in the world and millions of farmers are faced with decreasing yields and many are ...
Gene-edited foods are coming, but how will they be regulated, and will consumers eat them?

Gene-edited foods are coming, but how will they be regulated, and will consumers eat them?

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or ...