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Increased seed oil content could make CRISPR-edited Camelina a desireable choice for cooking and animal feed

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. [on March 19] announced the results from field tests conducted in the 2019 growing season in the ...
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College undergraduates embrace biotech after teaching high school students the science behind GMOs

Some college students tested a class on their knowledge of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. "Two of these chips are ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no industry conspiracy to corrupt research on bees and neonicotinoid insecticides

There’s a stereotype that industry-funded research is inherently compromised. Perhaps this is true for some specific cases, but for honey ...
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Responsible use of biotech crops can help feed 800 million-plus chronically undernourished people

In 2018, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 821.6 million, up ...
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Should we abandon ‘monoculture’ farming to protect biodiversity and slow climate change?

How we farm can guard against climate change and protect critical wildlife -- but only if we leave single-crop farms ...
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Ancient plant genes could increase food production without added fertilizer use, mitigating deadly algal blooms

Some 500 million years ago -- when our continents were connected in a single land mass and most life existed ...
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Fall armyworm adds bitter note to farmer’s ‘sweet and sour journey’

For 83-year-old Florence Wambui Theiru, a life of farming in Central Kenya has been a sweet and sour journey. Over ...
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How high-yielding CRISPR ‘waxy’ corn could boost public acceptance of gene editing

CRISPR-Cas is a breakthrough technology for crop improvement. But before CRISPR crops can be commercialized globally, public acceptance must be ...
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51% of Americans say GMO-derived food is unhealthy, 59% know very little about it, Pew survey shows

Americans have mixed views about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their implications for society. About half of U.S. adults (51%) ...
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Podcast: How editing bacteria with CRISPR could make food more nutritious

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou is the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North ...
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EU’s negative attitude toward GMOs shaped by 20 years of anti-biotech ‘fear-mongering,’ USDA finds

For more than two decades, European consumers have been exposed to consistent fear-mongering from anti-biotech groups, resulting in negative consumer ...
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Kenya GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton approval exposes ‘missed opportunity’ for neighboring Uganda

Kenya has made history as it joined six other African countries in commercial cultivation of BT cotton. Peter Munya, the ...
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If the FDA doesn’t say they’re safe, ‘they won’t go to market’: What you should know about GMOs and food safety

Glow-in-the-dark mice, silk-producing goats, venomous cabbage — these are all wacky and downright unsettling examples of what can happen when scientists tinker with ...
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Plant breeders rapidly adopting gene editing to commercialize more high-yielding crops

It would be inaccurate to say that plant breeders in Canada are ‘a dime a dozen’. A rough estimate places ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs responsible for the coronavirus outbreak? That’s scientifically absurd

The “passage of species” of a pathogenic organism from animal to human being, which explains the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 ...
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USDA produce industry committee recommends EPA suspend registration of drift-prone dicamba herbicides

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee has recommended the suspension of dicamba registration to prevent produce crop harm ...
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Plaintiff in glyphosate-cancer trial defends original $80 million verdict against Bayer on appeal

A man who won an $80 million verdict over Monsanto Co.’s Roundup [in 2019] defended the award on appeal, including ...
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CRISPR-Cas12b: Versatile gene-editing tool could help develop more high-yielding crops

In a new publication in Nature Plants, assistant professor of Plant Science at the University of Maryland Yiping Qi has ...
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Climate change, COVID-19 and GMOs: When should the public trust expert opinion?

In the midst of the current crisis over the coronavirus pandemic, we often face decisions about the extent to which ...
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Impossible Foods raises $500 million after quadrupling production of GMO plant-based meat

Vegan meat brand Impossible Foods closed a $500 million funding round. Since its founding in 2011, the Oakland, California-based brand ...
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Global GMO crop market worth more than $18 billion—expected to hit $37.4 billion by 2027

The global biotech crops market was valued at US$18.15 billion in 2018, according to Coherent Market Insights in their report released ...
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Ugandan President wants GMO bill passed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus to meet, discuss and finally pass the nation’s ...
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Bolivia green lights drought-tolerant GMO soy field trials, following 2-million-ton decline in production

The transitional government of President Jeanine Áñez approved the technical evaluation of soybeans – event HB4 – in response to ...
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EPA watchdog to determine if agency followed ‘scientifically sound principles’ in approving dicamba herbicides

The inspector general of the EPA is planning to look into whether EPA acted properly when it registered dicamba in ...
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EU Commission enlists climate-neutral crops and other sustainability tools to meet Green Deal goals

Under its Green Deal, the European Commission has presented a[n] .... action plan that prepares the ground for a sustainable ...
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Coronavirus outbreak is stressing supply chains, but America isn’t running out of food

The aisles and aisles of empty store shelves give the appearance that the United States, improbably and alarmingly, is running ...
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Bayer, 6 plaintiffs firms agree on draft settlement terms in Roundup-cancer litigation, but thousands of cases could still go to trial

Bayer has agreed on draft settlement terms with half a dozen law firms representing tens of thousands of plaintiffs alleging ...
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China will test African swine fever vaccine on 10,000–20,000 pigs to ensure it won’t spread virus

Researchers in China have developed an experimental vaccine that can protect pigs for life from a lethal virus that has ...