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UK farming minister says neonicotinoid ban has boosted pesticide use

[UK] Farming Minister George Eustice has admitted the recent ban on neonicotinoids has actually increased overall pesticide use. Mr Eustice made ...
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Revolutionary hybrid plant clones could cut costs for farmers

Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones ...
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Fight against fall armyworm in Africa hindered by ‘anti-GMO sentiment’, scientist argues

Though anti-GMO sentiment is restraining agricultural advancement in the developing world, an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his research will ...
Viewpoint: Arguments against crop gene editing rely on 'cherry-picking half-truths'

Viewpoint: Arguments against crop gene editing rely on ‘cherry-picking half-truths’

Critics of the use of advanced biotechnologies in the agri-food sector (“New Breeding Techniques,” comprising CRISPR) demand a strict regulation ...
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Viewpoint: FDA’s plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs is a ‘failed policy’

Some bureaucrats in the Trump administration seem not to have gotten the memo about deregulation being good for innovation, the ...
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Do GMO American chestnut trees pose a threat to the environment? Two new studies say no

Two new studies on the environmental impact of transgenic American chestnut trees provide evidence that the trees have no harmful ...
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Can we feed a growing world population without using yield-boosting technologies?

The production of food has environmental impacts, there is no way around this .... Nature is ruthless and weeds will ...
Viewpoint: How the United Nations stifles biotechnology innovation

Viewpoint: How the United Nations stifles biotechnology innovation

The political elites who advocate bigger and more intrusive government habitually try to use scientific literacy as a rhetorical cudgel ...
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Is climate change ‘robbing’ our food of nutrients?

Is it possible to starve yourself of nutrients while simultaneously gaining weight? .... According to a growing body of research, ...
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Bayer needs ‘Ph.D-type jurors’ to win upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials, expert says

In August, a San Francisco County Superior Court jury ordered Monsanto [now owned by Bayer] to pay former school groundskeeper ...
Using biotech to turn plants into 'antifungal factories' could protect against disease

Using biotech to turn plants into ‘antifungal factories’ could protect against disease

Researchers [at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain]  have developed a biotechnological tool to produce .... antifungal ...
Viewpoint: Criticism of GMO crops in India is 'deeply flawed'

Viewpoint: Criticism of GMO crops in India is ‘deeply flawed’

A review article, “Modern technologies for sustainable food and nutrition security,” which appeared in the November 25 issue of the ...
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Will gene editing boost food production? The potential of a ‘revolutionary technology’

Genome-editing tools provide advanced biotechnological techniques that .... have been utilized in a wide variety of plant species to characterize ...
Video: Glyphosate and other health 'boogeymen' aren't causing all diseases

Video: Glyphosate and other health ‘boogeymen’ aren’t causing all diseases

Should John Oliver decide that he’s had enough, perhaps because generating sarcasm is exhausting, there is someone who can slip ...
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CRISPR-edited wine grapes could cut pesticide use in Europe, but regulatory hurdles remain

When you toast during the holidays .... think about [this]: grape vines occupy 3 percent of the land cultivated in ...
GMO bacteria could help resolve Africa's plastic pollution 'menace'

GMO bacteria could help resolve Africa’s plastic pollution ‘menace’

African scientists are calling for investments in the application of biotechnology to deal with the world’s plastic pollution problem. They ...
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Lab-grown meat is coming soon—but will anyone eat it?

As 2018 wraps up, the average American is poised to have eaten 222 pounds of beef over the course of ...
Viewpoint: Intensive agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed the world

Viewpoint: Intensive agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed the world

[In December], the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a comprehensive study embracing agricultural intensification as the only way to simultaneously close what ...
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Land sparing or land sharing: How do we feed the world while protecting the environment?

It is one of the biggest questions in conservation: Should we be sharing our landscapes with nature by reviving small ...
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Japan’s ‘moderate’ regulation proposal could spur development of gene-edited crops

A health ministry panel said [December 5] that most of the foods currently under development using genome editing can be ...
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‘Overblown’ fear of biotech crops hinders scientific progress, Nobel laureates warn

Winners of this year’s Nobel prize for chemistry say overblown fears about genetically modified foods risk preventing society benefiting from ...
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Edible vaccine may protect honey bees from deadly microbial infections

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with ...
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GM cotton could revive Nigeria’s ‘comatose’ textile industry, government says

Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology ...
PEW survey: Half of Americans believe GMOs pose health risks and are linked to use of food additives

PEW survey: Half of Americans believe GMOs pose health risks and are linked to use of food additives

A new Pew Research Center report shows an American public that is closely divided over [food] additives, and genetically modified (GM) crops ...
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Is Europe ‘turning its back’ on reason and science?

Is Europe, home of the Enlightenment, turning its back on reason and science? Recent decisions by Europe’s regulators, judges, and ...
A farmer's 'naughty list': Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

A farmer’s ‘naughty list’: Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

That’s right: it’s almost time for the jolly old fat man to visit homes around the world to deliver presents ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
GMO crops may help keep arsenic out of India's food supply

GMO crops may help keep arsenic out of India’s food supply

An Indian scientist in the UK is working on a way to grow crops in arsenic contaminated soil, a study ...