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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 ...
'Secret Ingredients': Expert says the latest anti-GMO 'shockumentary' is clever, provocative—and wrong

‘Secret Ingredients’: Expert says the latest anti-GMO ‘shockumentary’ is clever, provocative—and wrong

We’ve all see this in a science classroom or conference: The monotone reading from a prepared script, coupled with PowerPoint ...
How GMO crops can be engineered to 'rehydrate' after intense drought

How GMO crops can be engineered to ‘rehydrate’ after intense drought

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have found that the protein NGA1 is critical for ...
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Genetic engineering is changing our food. An expert explains everything you should know

SCIENTISTS CONTINUE TO find new ways to insert genes for specific traits into plant and animal DNA. A field of promise—and ...
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Gene silencing could ‘fool’ plants into surviving harsh environments

By temporarily silencing the expression of a critical gene, researchers fooled soybean plants into sensing they were under siege, encountering ...
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‘Soylent,’ ‘clean meat,’ ‘Impossible Burger’: What we call food is just as important as how it tastes

When we talk about the food of the future, we conjure images from science fiction: the pureed brown stuff in ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to create non-GMO crops

To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing ...
Epigenetic changes in plants could help produce food crops better suited to harsh environments

Epigenetic changes in plants could help produce food crops better suited to harsh environments

The sequence of genes passed on to daughter cells or offspring isn't the only factor that determines the traits of ...
Gene sequencing could help researchers breed cold-resistant crops

Gene sequencing could help researchers breed cold-resistant crops

When temperatures fall below 32 degrees, crops exposed to the elements undergo biochemical changes designed to protect cells from cold ...
Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Here’s a somewhat boring fact you might already know about cotton: It doesn't make a good food, for humans or ...
'Transcontinental pollination': How migrating insects enable plants to mix

‘Transcontinental pollination’: How migrating insects enable plants to mix

Metabarcoding, a technique of mass DNA sequencing, allows for tracing migratory routes of insects, an understudied subject due to technical ...
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Activists ‘storm’ Philippine Rice Research Institute to protest field trials of vitamin-fortified Golden Rice

A group of farmers [on November 7] stormed the headquarters of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to protest the ...
Identifying genetic basis for plant biodiversity could help boost crop yields

Identifying genetic basis for plant biodiversity could help boost crop yields

Diverse communities of plants and animals typically perform better than monocultures. However, the mechanisms that are responsible for this have ...
Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind ...
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Uganda’s GMO biosafety bill ensuring ‘no dangers’ likely to pass after embrace of president’s proposed changes

Legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation have changed their positions on the GMO Bill and considered ...
America's risk paradox: Flu killed 80,000 people this year, but we're more worried about GMOs

America’s risk paradox: Flu killed 80,000 people this year, but we’re more worried about GMOs

We had a really bad flu season this year. The CDC just announced that about 80,000 Americans were killed .... H3N2 ...
Pentagon's plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Pentagon’s plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Jane Polston and I are walking over to some greenhouses at the University of Florida, where she’s a professor. She wants ...
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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

Meet Allison Nondorf, a farmer and co-owner of A&C Liquid Assets in Kansas. The liquor store refuses to sell Smirnoff's ...
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How one farmer and his family convinced a fearful skeptic that GMOs are safe

With fearmongering headlines and the general misunderstanding of what goes into our food (hello, image of a syringe in a ...
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Edible GMO cotton could supply protein to 600 million people daily

It turns out cotton seed is a great source of protein, except it’s currently toxic for humans. Cotton naturally produces gossypol, ...
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Why monocultures might be the most sustainable option when choosing cover crops

It's long been believed, without much empirical evidence, that biodiversity in crop cover mixtures increases crop productivity, improves soil ecosystems ...
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Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...
How Omega 3-fortified GMO canola can help save our oceans

How Omega 3-fortified GMO canola can help save our oceans

In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture ...
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Video: Scientists take on Uganda’s tough questions about GMO crops

Uganda’s NTV features panel discussion on biotechnology and biosafety with Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University and Dr. Theresa Sengooba ...
Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

We’ve all heard the reports. Toxic organic pesticides cause problems for the environment. Organic pesticides are linked to Parkinson’s Disease, mass bee deaths, and ...
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Absolut failure: Kansas farm family takes stand against fear-based non-GMO vodka marketing

I don’t throw the word hero around very often, but in this case the cape fits. Out on the vast ...
Can we 'build' a better banana with genetic engineering?

Can we ‘build’ a better banana with genetic engineering?

Reproductively, domesticated banana plants are self-copying machines .... With the emergence of the 20th century, the confluence of the Industrial ...
Teen farmer challenges myths about GMOs, 'factory farming'

Teen farmer challenges myths about GMOs, ‘factory farming’

Growing up on a production agriculture farm .... I help to produce the food that we enjoy on a daily ...