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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, ...
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New Brazilian government backs indigenous tribe fined in 2018 for embracing modern agriculture and growing GMO crops

Brazil’s new government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned ...
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Scientists battle for consumer approval as crop gene-editing revolution advances

Genome, or gene, editing is regarded by scientists as the biggest technical advance in bioscience since “recombinant DNA” technology — ...
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Egypt poised to again lead Africa in agricultural biotechnology innovation

When will Egypt again lead Africa in agricultural biotech innovation? That question kept running through my mind when I visited ...
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Lab-grown meat poised for commercial success, but technical challenges may delay its debut

Private investment in lab-grown meat is soaring as companies chase the promise of boundless — and delicious — nuggets, steaks ...
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CRISPR gene editing: Using ‘nature’s own tools’ to combat food waste and climate change

A new technique is sneaking in our lives, potentially changing the foods we eat every day. From growing resilient crops, ...
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Reality check: Eating locally grown food isn’t always the most sustainable option

Eating local has not achieved its goal of reducing emissions through fewer food miles. The fix could include embracing genetic ...
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Viewpoint: Do organic farms really produce ‘chemical free, healthier food’?

The multi-billion-dollar organic industry is thriving in large part because of dishonesty ...
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European farmers dig up thousands of hectares of crops following detection of banned GMO canola seeds

Bayer said on [February 6] that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed [canola] ...
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Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders’ views on alternative medicine and GMOs highlight troubling embrace of pseudoscience

At 76 years old many assumed that 2016 would be the last time Bernie Sanders would run for office. The ...
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Monarch butterfly, milkweed declines not driven by GMO crops, study shows

To get a better understanding of the monarch butterfly’s future, Jack Boyle built a time machine. Boyle, a Mellon Postdoctoral ...
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Marijuana is an ancient plant, but we’re only beginning to unravel its DNA

For a plant humans have grown and transported around the world for thousands of years—utilizing its precious seeds, flowers, resin, ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 5: Soil health―When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this is ...
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Global average income has tripled in 50 years, driving rapid increase in meat consumption

You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it ...
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Inside Nigeria’s efforts to protect its cowpea harvest with nation’s first genetically engineered seeds

The release of the GM cowpea will significantly improve livelihoods. But not everyone is happy ...
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Non-GMO vegetable seeds? Capitalizing on consumer fears to sell overpriced seeds

Niki Jabbour....recently shook a hornet’s nest. The talented gardener, book author, and radio host said on Facebook that she’d been ...
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Conservation agriculture and why we must move beyond the organic vs. conventional debate

How can journalists navigate the 'pitched battle' between organic advocates and biotechnology? Focus on real measures of sustainability, not polemical ...
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Question of liability: Why researchers are worried about Uganda’s new biotech act

Uganda’s Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act has sent a cold chill down the spines of scientists who dream of creating new ...
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Scientists engineer chickens to make cancer drugs—10 times cheaper to produce than factory-made medicines

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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In pursuit of higher profits, some US soybean farmers abandon GMO crops

For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit ...
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6 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Why does the GMO debate have a bit of Groundhog Day aspect to it? The way the issues are framed ...
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This farmer says more food producers should stand up for agriculture—here’s 5 reasons why

....An advocate for agriculture, sometimes referred to as an AGvocate, can be anyone who works to tell the inclusive story ...
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10 times science challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
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High-yield, protein-enriched rice could help combat nutrient deficiency in developing world

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in ...
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When it comes to food, pesticides and drugs, does ‘natural’ mean safer or healthier?

From a scientific point of view, an evaluation is done on a case by case basis, whether it is a ...