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Uganda GMO banana research progresses despite legal uncertainty

The Ugandan researchers who have been working since 2005 to breed more nutritious bananas say their progress won’t be hindered ...
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Golden Rice is coming. Finally! Will it be the game-changer hinted at for almost 20 years?

Having a staple crop that delivers adequate nutrition is a necessary precondition to fixing poverty ...
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Video: Think ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’ foods are GMO free? Think again

Did you ever wonder why products with the Non-GMO Project label don’t say “contains zero GMOs” or “GMO-free”? It’s because ...
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Viewpoint: Like it or not, technology is what gives us the crops that we eat

The “natural narrative” on food packaging is a complete fiction ...
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Wheat with ‘built‑in defense’ against gluten could make bread safe for people with celiac disease

Researchers at Washington State University have created a new, genetically distinct variety of wheat that’s safer for people with celiac ...
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Mysterious genes that make citrus fruit sour could lead to sweeter lemons, limes and oranges

Lemons are known for their face-puckering sour taste. Now scientists have uncovered the mysterious genes behind this acidity, new findings ...
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How genetic engineering can help Africa cope with climate change by tweaking crops, animals

The impact of climate change on African crops could be mitigated by GE technologies ...
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USDA moves to streamline biotech crop approvals by updating 30-year-old regulations

USDA’s new regulation updating its plant biotechnology guidelines is being reviewed by [the Office of Management and Budget], suggesting it’s ...
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As trade talks progress, US says it’s ‘high time’ Europe get over GMO fears

US officials on [February 21] ratcheted up pressure on the European Union to address longstanding agricultural issues between the two ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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How plant breeders produce new crops to stay ahead of climate change, disease

Global warming and changes in the amount – and location – of water, are key factors in the need to ...
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Biodiversity declines threaten world food production, warns United Nations

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns ...
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From a sustainability perspective, GMO AquaBounty salmon should be a ‘dream come true’. Why do environmentalists oppose it?

The flip-flop by Food and Water Watch and other advocacy groups rests not on environmental or science-based concerns but on ...
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Drought-tolerant corn adoption jumps 20% in four years as US farmers strive to protect crop yields

Droughts have been among the most significant causes of crop yield reductions and losses for centuries....To date, little has been ...
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Video: Tomorrow’s crops could be grown indoors, without soil or pesticides

As the world's population grows and climate change accelerates, farmers are increasingly turning to biotechnology, engineering and data science to ...
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Podcast: Deadly varroa mite has made winter of 2019 the worst in 10 years for honey bees

Experts say honey bees are dealing with many stressors: chemicals, loss of wildflowers, climate change, nutrition and viruses. But this ...
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Infographic: Are genetically engineered crops less safe than classically-bred food?

Crops and foods today are not what they used to look like. Farmers and plant breeders have been modifying plant ...
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Following trade negotiations, Argentina moves closer to exporting world’s first GMO wheat

Hoping to export a drought-resistant wheat variety, the world's first GMO wheat, Argentina has devised a road map with other ...
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Despite controversial new study, there’s still no evidence Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer, epidemiologist says

News stories have exploded recently.... screaming that glyphosate [the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup] is a cancer-causing evil that causes a 41% increase in people ...
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Crop diversity worldwide is growing, but wheat, maize (corn), soy, and rice cover almost 50% of farmland worldwide

Global agriculture is increasingly dominated by just a handful of crops with limited genetic richness, says a group of researchers ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why we don’t have to worry about a world without insects

Recent headlines about the coming collapse of the insect world are another case of extrapolation from inadequate data ...
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Researchers hunt for heat-tolerant rice, wheat varieties as global temperatures rise

A group of Arkansas State University educators and students are studying effects of heat on rice crops in a three-university ...
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Slow-moving bureaucracy in the Philippines could block launch of new GMO soybeans in US, Canada

A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont’s launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA’s new ‘GMO label’ is meaningless

A meaningless label you want, a meaningless label you shall have ...
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Kenya’s support for GMO crops likely to influence East Africa

For nearly 20 years, Kenya has attempted to adopt the better-yielding and disease- and drought-tolerant crop varieties bred through genetic ...
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Deep dive into the science and history of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer

The science behind the product, the fight over glyphosate, and the research behind the formulations ...
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New DNA sequencing technique offers ‘unprecedented’ look at molecular changes in GMO plants

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the most contentious topics in science today. But a study from the Salk Institute, ...