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Synthesized ‘natural’ insecticide perseanol could cut use of harsher pesticides

First discovered back in the 1990s, perseanol exerts its insecticidal effects by paralyzing the muscular tissues of pests, in the ...
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New ‘superfood’ makes bees better pollinators—boosting crop yields up to 90%

Argentina-based startup Beeflow has developed a special nutrient-packed formula for bees meant to boost their immune systems and make them ...
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Bayer, BASF must defend against dicamba herbicide drift lawsuit in Missouri state court

Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. must defend in state court allegations that dicamba herbicides drifted onto a Tennessee tobacco farm, ...
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Podcast: Food companies employ climate modeling to safeguard key crops as planet warms

Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches ...
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Colombia green lights first homegrown, patent-free GMO corn variety

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has just authorized the planting of the country's first homegrown GMO corn variety. The seeds ...
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Will glyphosate-cancer legal battle slow plant-based meat industry’s rapid growth?

Farmers around the world have watched with concern as .... claims against glyphosate and its manufacturers first turned up in ...
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Video: Naturopathic doctor challenges Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ scare campaign, says don’t fear trace pesticides on food

Today, I want to talk to you about something I recently changed my mind about. This .... might come off ...
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Newly identified protein could help safeguard plants against climate change

A team of scientists from the United States announced that they have identified the protein in plants responsible for its ...
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United Nations FAO: 14 percent of food wasted before it reaches consumers

Around 14 percent of global food goes to waste after harvesting and before reaching the retail level, including through on-farm ...
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Bayer could face over 45,000 glyphosate-cancer cases as settlement talks continue

Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third ...
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Delayed GMO Bt rice approval costs China $12 billion annually, study finds

To maintain self-sufficiency in rice production and national food security, the Chinese government strongly supports research that aims at increasing ...
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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...
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Viewpoint: Trust experts over activists on GMOs, climate change, vaccines

Science occupies a special place in our society. It is subversive in the sense that it recognizes no authority other ...
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Proposed New York chlorpyrifos insecticide ban pits farmers against environmental groups

With California .... agreeing to ban its sale, environmentalists in New York are renewing their call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t ‘oversell’ veganism as the only solution to climate change

Meat consumption plays a huge role in global warming, producing nearly 15% of all carbon dioxide emissions, even more than ...
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Max Planck Society backs CRISPR crops, rejects human germline editing

As an organization of basic research, the Max Planck Society bears a special responsibility for the use of new scientific ...
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‘Big meat’ vs. scrappy startups: Nestlé, Tyson, Hormel roll out plant-based products to compete with Impossible, Beyond

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, ...
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Podcast: The ‘what, how and why’ of GMOs, a crash course on genetic engineering

Agricultural scientists Karen Cox of West Virginia University and Dan Lima of Ohio State University offer a crash course on ...
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Video: Study vindicating red meat reignites age-old debate over dietary guidelines, conflicts of interest

It's not the first time researcher Bradley Johnston has had the nutrition community up in arms over his work. Johnston, ...
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Developing world should curb agricultural antibiotic use to combat drug-resistant bacteria, study warns

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that ...
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Molecular-level insight into virus transmission could help cut $30 billion in annual crop damage

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. The Luteoviridae are ...
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Viewpoint: Legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup herbicide threatens fish and wildlife

You’ve seen the ads flooding television and social media: “Have you been exposed to weed killer Roundup? If you have ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Viewpoint: Ignore the internet food gurus—canola oil probably doesn’t cause Alzheimer’s disease

Food fads make me want to scream, cry, and hide in a cabin in the mountains. MSG is safe. And high ...
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Where’d pineapple come from? Study explores the evolution of an ever-popular tropical fruit

Researchers have now gained new insights on how human agriculture helped shape the evolution of pineapple. Led by University of ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton could help meet global protein demand

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this month that a genetically modified cottonseed has been approved for human consumption ...
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Judge blocks Tofurky injunction of Missouri plant-based meat labeling restrictions

Turtle Island Foods, doing business as The Tofurky Company (“Tofurky”) which produces plant-based products, together with The Good Food Institute ...