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Short-stature hybrid corn, likely to debut next decade, could dramatically boost crop yields

Farmers who have waded and stumbled through corn decimated by green snap or stalk lodging may be in luck in ...
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Saving our seeds and why we could do more to protect genetic diversity

Nations of the world are working to preserve seed diversity through the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ...
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Scientists can identify organic and conventional milk with a simple chemistry test

Food fraud is a substantial problem....because it is nearly impossible for consumers to tell the difference between, say, conventional and ...
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Disease-resistant cassava could help safeguard against starvation in developing countries

[Ismail] Rabbi, a geneticist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, and his colleagues are on ...
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Organic farming in US doubles as organic food sales reach $7.6 billion annually

There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, according to the latest available data ...
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We must end ‘over-regulation’ of crop gene editing to halt global food insecurity, says prominent Canadian agricultural scientist

[W]hen it comes to food and agriculture, the future may be predictable, but it isn’t humorous. The current situation is ...
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Could open source indoor farming help us feed 10 billion people?

Paul Gauthier, a plant physiologist at Princeton University, took a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to try to ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO marketing takes advantage of misinformed consumers

Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth .... But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a ...
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year

The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance ...
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Parasitic wasp brings invasive pest to heel, cuts deforestation 31-95% in southeast Asia

Effective on-farm biological control can slow the pace of deforestation and avert biodiversity loss. This is what an international team ...
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Monsanto retains patent on GMO Bt cotton in India, nation’s Supreme Court rules

Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit won a legal battle to own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, the world’s biggest producer of ...
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2018 biotech review: Second generation of GMOs arrives as US anti-GMO movement falters

A prediction that the anti-GMO movement would become increasingly irrelevant in 2018 comes to pass ...
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Spicy tomatoes? Scientists want to produce chili pepper metabolites in CRISPR-edited tomatoes

Surely, someone out there has cooked up a shrimp fra diavolo and thought, “mamma mia, this would be much easier ...
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Audio: GMOs aren’t just made in the lab. They’re found in nature, too

While genetically modified crops are the result of the intentional introduction of "foreign" genes by humans for a specific agricultural ...
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McDonald’s eyes lab-grown meat as food, agricultural companies aim to cut environmental impact

The world’s biggest purchaser of beef is watching the plant-based meat market. “Plant-based protein is something we’re keeping an eye ...
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Do you really have a food allergy? Only 10 percent of Americans do, study claims

Millions of Americans might be mistaken about their self-professed food allergy, suggests a new survey. It found that while nearly ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat isn’t as ‘clean’ as you might think

There are many polarizing false dichotomies around this emerging technology ...
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Talking Biotech: Turning GMO plants into carcinogen-catching air filters

Could GMO houseplants purify the air in our homes? ...
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Winter cover crops meant to protect soil may contribute to climate change

Farmers grow crops or leave dying vegetation in their fields over the winter. A new study from the National Center ...
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Will fear-based product labels fade in 2019? 5 food and farming predictions for the new year

Welcome, 2019! [In 2018 we] experienced newer diet trends where Keto and Whole30 reigned as some of the most popular ...
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CRISPR crops poised to revolutionize our diets by increasing fiber, vitamins and ‘good oils’

Many of today’s most prevalent health issues .... trace back to .... the food we eat. The leading cause of death ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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USDA releases long-awaited GMO labeling rules

New disclosure requirements finalized by USDA for biotech foods will mandate the use of the term "bioengineered" while providing a key exemption for ...
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Viewpoint: If farmers want the public’s trust, they should change how they talk to consumers

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto ...
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India should give its farmers access to more GMO crops, scientist argues

Amid rising concerns over .... Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India, leading biologist Nina Fedoroff has suggested that it [is] ...
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Can we meet a growing need for food without destroying our environment?

'Sustainable intensification' takes the best ideas from conventional and organic farming ...
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Nigeria releases GMO cowpea, urges farmers not to reject technology out of fear

After nine years of field trials, the Federal Government has released genetically modified .... cowpeas to farmers in [Nigeria]. Director ...