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Meet the ‘flavorists’: Food chemists who make plant-based Beyond, Impossible burgers taste like ‘meat’

Marie Wright dips four long strips of paper, the kind you’d sniff a perfume sample from in Sephora, into bottles ...
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Video: ‘If I don’t farm, we won’t eat’: Kenyan farmer illustrates the impact of crop disease in Africa

Steven Oruko Kasamani is a smallholder farmer in Mayoni, Kenya, growing corn, soybean, kale and tomato to support a family ...
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‘Artificial leaf’ converts CO2 into biofuel, potential new strategy in battle to slow climate change

Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful ...
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How misguided regulation has kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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Microsoft previews ‘data-driven’ farming platform as solution to global food demand boom

The global population is expected to increase by 2.2 billion by 2050, and the world’s farmers will have to grow ...
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Farmers know switch to organic means lower yields, but expect price premium to make up for losses

For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding organic farming has been that it produces crops that are healthier and better for ...
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Viewpoint: World must embrace CRISPR, synthetic biology to boost food production in the face of climate change

New breeding technologies may hold the key to preventing a global “push into poverty.” ...
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Severe drought threatens food security in sub–Saharan Africa

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly severe in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions of people are facing severe food ...
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Sterile GMO grass could provide sustainable biofuel, cut water use on golf courses

As representatives from agri-chemical and seed companies seek ways to feed a world population that is projected to balloon during ...
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Genetic tweak doubles yields of sorghum, globally important food source, in new study

Plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in their search for solutions to ...
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Viewpoint: Developing countries need GMO, gene-edited crops to solve food security challenges

With a ballooning population and climate change, genetic engineering is needed now more than ever ...
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78% of soybean, 76% of cotton grown globally in 2018 were GMO, as farmers continued adopting biotech crops

The four major biotech crops — soybeans, maize, cotton, and canola — were the most adopted biotech crops by 26 ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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The Beepocalypse that wasn’t? Colony collapse disorder had ‘very small’ effects on commercial pollinators, study finds

Though colony collapse disorder has generated a great deal of concern, the phenomenon has had “very small effects” on commercial ...
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Viewpoint: On GMOs, energy production, ‘fear of progress’ is Europe’s main attribute

Shale gas, GMOs: here are two topics that usually arouse the public's worst fears. [Europe] has managed to ban the ...
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Engineered molecule could protect key food crops from intensifying droughts as climate changes

An engineered small molecule called opabactin that targets the receptor for the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), which plants release in ...
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CRISPR crops, precision medicine could fuel 17.2% annual growth in North American gene-editing research

"The growth of the genome editing market is primarily attributed to the rise in the production of genetically modified crops ...
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Are neonicotinoid seed treatments critical for protecting crops—or unnecessary, with potential to harm bees?

If neonic seed treatments don’t increase yields, reducing their use to limit potential harm to bees would be an easier ...
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Viewpoint: ‘There are no long-term GMO safety studies,’ and 9 other biotech myths debunked

Can salt be a GMO? Is it true that no long-term studies have been done on GMOs? There are many ...
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Rodale Institute lashes out at Swedish study that finds yield shortfall, increased land use, ‘huge climate change downside’ in organic farming

Not surprisingly, the debate over organic versus conventional farming is heavily polarized in academic circles .... In December 2018, researchers ...
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Viewpoint: How agroecology can improve life for Africa’s smallholder farmers

The gravity of the numerous problems faced by smallholders is too great to allow for scientifically promising alternatives like agroecology ...
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Podcast: Plant diseases destroy $220 billion worth of crops annually. Meet the scientists fighting to protect our food supply

Looking at the massive selection of goods available in US grocery stores, most consumers likely don't realize just how hard ...
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Simple test could speed development of drought-tolerant wheat as climate change accelerates

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU), ARC Center of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, and CSIRO Agriculture and Food ...
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If Britain and Wales went 100% organic, crop yields would crash by half and carbon emissions would double, UK study shows

Greenhouse gas emissions would go up if all farms in England and Wales went organic. Though the emissions of individual ...
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Dunkin’ launching Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich at more than 9,000 US stores in November 2019

Dunkin' is launching its Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich nationally in November, two months ahead of schedule, after a highly successful ...
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Viewpoint: Arrival of GMO, gene-edited biofortified crops weakens case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...