Many shoppers prefer organic food—unless GM products are cheaper, Canadian survey finds

Many shoppers prefer organic food—unless GM products are cheaper, Canadian survey finds

Agricultural biotechnology produced genetically modified (GM) crops, not only provide economic benefits to farmers, but are beneficial to the environmental, ...
Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Patrick Brown is on a mission: to eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035. The CEO of Impossible Foods, a ...
Microalgae could help remove nitrates, phosphates and herbicides from polluted waterways

Microalgae could help remove nitrates, phosphates and herbicides from polluted waterways

In recent years, the eutrophication that the [Spanish lagoon] Mar Menor has undergone, a process derived from the overload of ...
China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China approves two GM crop varieties in bid to support biotechnology and boost food security

China last year approved three domestically designed GMO crops as safe, the first in a decade, in a fresh push ...
CRISPR-edited eggs offer novel way to eliminate slaughter of newborn male chicks

CRISPR-edited eggs offer novel way to eliminate slaughter of newborn male chicks

[Most consumers] are blissfully unaware that the egg industry also slaughters billions of animals every year, but not to put ...
USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

The Notice in the Federal Register states that APHIS is advising the public that the genetically engineered corn variety DP202216 is no ...
With sugar beet production dropping, UK approves emergency neonicotinoids pesticide use to combat beet yellows virus

With sugar beet production dropping, UK approves emergency neonicotinoids pesticide use to combat beet yellows virus

In 2018 the [UK] government supported new rules which prohibit the outdoor use of 3 neonicotinoids - clothianidin, imidacloprid and ...
Earth-friendly shoes: Adidas developing sustainable leather alternative made from fungus

Earth-friendly shoes: Adidas developing sustainable leather alternative made from fungus

The athletic-wear company [Adidas] announced on [December 28] that it's working on a new material, a plant-based leather that will ...
‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

In the United States, we live in an affluent culture whose standard of living is high compared to other nations ...
Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

Eliminating dairy cows would reduce US greenhouse gas emissions just 0.7 percent while cutting essential nutrient supply, study finds

A commonly suggested solution to reduce greenhouse gas output has been to reduce or eliminate [the dairy] industry in favor ...
Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

The Mexican government’s nonstop attacks on genetically modified (GM) crops — resulting most recently in a ban on GM maize ...
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UK launches consultation that could roll back restrictive CRISPR crop rules, unlock ‘substantial benefits’

In one of its first post-Brexit moves, England has launched a consultation on gene editing in a bid to unlock ...
We’ll all be vegans by 2050? How GM microbes and alternative proteins are changing our diets

We’ll all be vegans by 2050? How GM microbes and alternative proteins are changing our diets

The plant-based meat market is predicted to grow from $3.6 billion in 2020 to $4.2 billion by 2021. And by 2040, 60 ...
RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

With the development of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, RNA technology has been dominating the news cycle. … A decade ago, ...
All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

In the ruling of July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that organisms obtained by ...
‘Like putting 5 locks on a door’: Wheat with multiple rust resistance genes could protect vital staple crop

‘Like putting 5 locks on a door’: Wheat with multiple rust resistance genes could protect vital staple crop

[R]esearchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, led an international effort to develop wheats with a stronger and potentially more ...
Peru extends GMO crop cultivation ban for 15 years, after months of intense debate

Peru extends GMO crop cultivation ban for 15 years, after months of intense debate

The president of the Congress of the Republic [of Peru], Mirtha Vásquez, signed the enactment of the 15-year extension of ...
Viewpoint: Glyphosate and cancer—How ideology and bad science turned a safe herbicide into a carcinogen

Viewpoint: Glyphosate and cancer—How ideology and bad science turned a safe herbicide into a carcinogen

Glyphosate has long been considered as an herbicide with no unacceptable health risk. In 2015, its classification as "probably carcinogenic" ...
FDA aims to combat GMO misinformation with crop biotech high-school curriculum

FDA aims to combat GMO misinformation with crop biotech high-school curriculum

Though a new curriculum guide offers high school teachers helpful tools for navigating the complexities of crop biotechnology and a ...
Go vegan to save the planet? No-meat diet won’t stop climate change, environmental scientists say

Go vegan to save the planet? No-meat diet won’t stop climate change, environmental scientists say

People in industrialized regions like the United States of America or Europe are generally urged to eat less meat and ...
USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

Four years after the thunder in Congress over labeling foods made with GMO ingredients, the deadline for compliance with the ...
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US grew 13 million pounds of genetically modified apples in 2020, but most fruit growers still resist growing biotech crops

[G]rape and nut growers appear to have sustained a particularly rough 2020. But that was probably due at least as ...
We might be able to send GMOs to other planets. But is it a good idea?

We might be able to send GMOs to other planets. But is it a good idea?

First: Could we populate another planet with genetically modified organisms? Second: Should we? … Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Professor of Planetary Habitability and Astrobiology ...
Burger tax? Study says we should raise meat prices to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Burger tax? Study says we should raise meat prices to cut greenhouse gas emissions

As the planet continues to warm, researchers continue working to better understand the sources of greenhouse emissions. In this new effort, ...
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USDA: ‘Fear mongering’ keeps EU scared of growing GMOs, while it relies on US biotech grain imports

Commercial cultivation of GE crops in the EU is limited to one percent of the EU’s total corn area (102 ...
Drought-tolerant GM corn comes with added, unexpected benefit—pest resistance

Drought-tolerant GM corn comes with added, unexpected benefit—pest resistance

Water stress arising from drought conditions can trigger outbreaks of bark beetles, wood borers, and sap feeders like spider mites ...
GM trees that suck up more CO2 could help stem growing threat of climate change

GM trees that suck up more CO2 could help stem growing threat of climate change

In order to fight the growing threat of global climate change, scientists are now suggesting that we genetically modify trees ...
Viewpoint: GMO ‘opposition based on emotion and dogma must be stopped’

Viewpoint: GMO ‘opposition based on emotion and dogma must be stopped’

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic have featured heavily in this presidential campaign and are without question two of the ...
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