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CRISPR, disease-sensing technologies could yield a ‘cornucopia’ of healthier, tastier foods

Consumers may soon begin purchasing fun-sized fruits and vegetables, as well as processed foods that incorporate healthier ingredients .... And ...
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Viewpoint: Beef industry campaign against calling plant-based burgers ‘meat’ assaults consumer choice

Ranchers and their political allies want to brand plant-based foods like the Impossible Burger as inferior imitations, but consumers shouldn’t ...
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Expanding India’s crop diversity could boost access to vital nutrients for 200 million people, study shows

There has been a substantial increase in food production over the last 50 years, but it has been accompanied by ...
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Thailand glyphosate ban could boost weed-control costs by $268 million, pesticide trade group says

A trade group representing pesticide firms urged Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha to delay a ban due Dec. 1 on ...
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Europe’s rejection of GMO, CRISPR crops can teach scientists how to earn consumer trust

European regulators and consumers have been steadfast in their rejection of genetic modification in food. The idea of ‘Frankenfood’ has ...
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggests regulators may crack down on ‘confusing’ non-GMO labels

If FDA ever enforces its own rules, they could stop lots of nonsense labels on food, and recent comments by ...
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Bill reinstating neonicotinoid pesticide ban on wildlife refuges gains traction in Congress

A bill that would reinstate a regulation banning certain pesticides from wildlife refuges was approved by the House Committee on ...
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Bayer faces $500 million Monsanto glyphosate-cancer class action suit in Canada

Toronto-based law firm Diamond & Diamond is spearheading a $500 million class action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical ...
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Bangladesh GMO Golden Rice approval was expected in November, but regulatory hurdles remain

Soon. That has long been scientists' answer when asked about the approval of Golden Rice, a genetically modified (GM) crop ...
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CRISPR-edited sorghum could provide needed protein to 500 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa

RESEARCHERS have achieved a major breakthrough in sorghum, elevating the protein of the globally important cereal crop from 9-10 per ...
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Alaska Senator Murkowski challenges Trump FDA Commissioner nominee over agency’s approval of fast-growing GMO AquAdvantage salmon

President Donald Trump’s selection to be the next head of the FDA faces a barrage of questions this week about ...
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Nanotechnology helps farmers battle increasingly pesticide-resistant weeds, insects with fewer chemicals

A University of Toronto graduate school project is now extending the life of widely used crop protection products. Vive Crop ...
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Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat success spurs Chinese firms to develop plant-based meats

While China is no stranger to food using vegetarian ingredients to give a meat-like flavor, the buzz around Beyond Meat ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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Sugar-free sweetener derived from GMO yeast could hit grocery stores in 2020

Cargill Inc. and the Dutch ingredients giant Royal DSM this week began churning out a new sugar substitute that mimics ...
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Tree planting can help slow global warming, but it’s no panacea, climate experts say

.... There’s room to plant enough trees, albeit many, many, many trees, to counter a big chunk of the planet-warming ...
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Biotech industry fears Canada’s uncertain CRISPR crop rules will slow farming innovation

Canada is falling behind other jurisdictions in providing clarity on how it will regulate new crop varieties developed through gene ...
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How a genetically modified morning glory was almost the 2020 Olympics mascot

Sebastian Cocioba, a 29-year-old college dropout and self-styled “plant hacker,” has lived there with his parents for the past decade ...
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First plants that moved from water to land were natural GMOs, research reveals

Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land, according to a new study by an international group ...
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Soybean designed to grow on exhausted pasture land could help protect Amazon rainforest

The agrichemical giant Syngenta wants to go green by developing specific varieties of soybeans to be grown away from the ...
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Leaked document suggests EU may relax its strict CRISPR-edited crop regulations

The European Commission plans to create specific legislation to facilitate the production of genetically edited crops, following the July 2018 ...
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Pesticide importers threaten lawsuit to block Thailand’s glyphosate ban, warning of serious economic impacts

Importers of three toxic farm chemicals, which are set to be officially banned from Dec 1, have vowed they will ...
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Burger King sued for cooking plant-based Impossible Burger on grill used to fry beef

Burger King was sued on [Nov. 18] by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless ...
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Ghana’s parliament gives GMO crops a boost

Ghana’s parliament has approved regulations that open the door for the country to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) crops. The regulations ...
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Nanosensor detects trace amounts of chemicals, helping farmers cut pesticide, fertilizer use

Good things come in small packages. Sadly, so do bad things. That’s where Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Mechanical ...
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Foods fortified with nutrient-dense microparticles can help battle ‘hidden hunger,’ study shows

Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could be made more nutritious with a new technology that borrows from ...
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5 things plant-based meat makers can do to win consumer acceptance

Kerry, after completing proprietary consumer research this year, has identified five key issues that food companies should address when formulating ...
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Anti-pesticide group As You Sow, food industry spar over glyphosate sustainability

San Francisco-based shareholder advocacy group As You Sow rated 14 major food companies on what—if anything—they’re doing to address the ...