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Skeptical of AquaBounty’s salmon? Nature makes GM fish, too

Skeptical of AquaBounty’s salmon? Nature makes GM fish, too

A new study by Queen's University researchers Laurie Graham and Peter Davies finds "conclusive" evidence for the controversial idea that ...
GM Golden Rice yield and grain quality comparable to conventional counterparts, field studies show

GM Golden Rice yield and grain quality comparable to conventional counterparts, field studies show

The first series of peer-reviewed publications on the GR2E Golden Rice field trial data are now available in Nature Scientific ...
Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Gene editing could help Kenya’s valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

Genome editing may help protect Kenya’s most important cash crop — tea grown in the country’s prime highlands — from ...
‘Meat: It's still what's for dinner.’ Can popular plant-based burgers really displace beef?

‘Meat: It’s still what’s for dinner.’ Can popular plant-based burgers really displace beef?

Walmart now peddles house-brand vegan “chick’n patties,” and KFC is trialing not-chicken nuggets developed by Beyond Meat.  But here’s a ...
Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

In 2018, Health Canada proposed to phase out all agricultural uses of thiamethoxam, a Syngenta product, and clothianidin, a Bayer ...
While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

This month marked one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down around the world. The anniversary wasn’t exactly ...
Engineered tomatoes kill whiteflies by ‘silencing’ gene that protects them from pesticides

Engineered tomatoes kill whiteflies by ‘silencing’ gene that protects them from pesticides

A pernicious agricultural pest owes some of its success to a gene pilfered from its plant host millions of years ...
Central Uganda’s new leadership pledges support for GM crops: ‘We have a cardinal role to ensure food security’

Central Uganda’s new leadership pledges support for GM crops: ‘We have a cardinal role to ensure food security’

Newly elected leaders from Wakiso district in central Uganda pledged support for genetically modified (GM) crops during a sensitization workshop ...
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Classification systems that categorise foods according to their ‘level of processing’ have been used to predict diet quality and health ...
Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Health Canada is proposing new rules to deal with plant breeding innovation, including gene-edited crops. To develop the new guidelines, ...
Europe could become an ‘agricultural museum’ unless it embraces crop gene editing, officials warn

Europe could become an ‘agricultural museum’ unless it embraces crop gene editing, officials warn

Speaking during the AGRI Committee debate, right-wing MEP Mazaly Aguilar raised a concern that, by imposing new restrictions on the ...
3 science communication tips from a pro: Geneticist Kevin Folta explains how to build trust with GMO skeptics

3 science communication tips from a pro: Geneticist Kevin Folta explains how to build trust with GMO skeptics

Kevin Folta, professor at the University of Florida, has dedicated much of his professional life to not only pushing the ...
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Opposition to crop biotechnology fuels ‘global trade concerns,’ Congressional Research Service finds

When foods containing GE ingredients were first introduced in the 1990s, some members of the public called for banning them ...
Honey without bees? A synthetic version that mimics the 'real thing' could be available in 2021

Honey without bees? A synthetic version that mimics the ‘real thing’ could be available in 2021

MeliBio, the Berkeley-based startup claiming to make real honey without bees, has closed $850,000 in pre-seed funding as it gears ...
‘My position is not ideological’: Why some agroecology advocates accept GM crops and synthetic pesticides

‘My position is not ideological’: Why some agroecology advocates accept GM crops and synthetic pesticides

[Head of advocacy and programs at the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, Dr. Charles Nyaaba] said that modern technological inventions, ...
Grapevines that spent a year in space may help researchers breed crops better suited for climate change

Grapevines that spent a year in space may help researchers breed crops better suited for climate change

Researchers in France are studying a dozen bottles of French wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that returned to ...
Viewpoint: India's 'retreat' from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

Viewpoint: India’s ‘retreat’ from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

In deciding to consider proposals for GM crop field trials only upon the recommendation of state governments, [the Indian government] ...
Nigerian farmers welcome new cassava varieties: ‘My joy knows no bounds’

Nigerian farmers welcome new cassava varieties: ‘My joy knows no bounds’

Nigerian farmers are enthusiastic about the government’s approval of five new varieties of NextGen cassava that promise to double yields ...
Viewpoint: COVID-19 vaccine success should prompt us to rethink our fear of GMO ‘Frankenfoods’

Viewpoint: COVID-19 vaccine success should prompt us to rethink our fear of GMO ‘Frankenfoods’

[COVID vaccines are] one of the biggest, and certainly the most high-profile, utilizations of genetic technology in the history of ...
Viewpoint: ‘Science-based trade’ — Why the US should dispute Mexico’s glyphosate, GM corn bans at the WTO

Viewpoint: ‘Science-based trade’ — Why the US should dispute Mexico’s glyphosate, GM corn bans at the WTO

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, issued a decree that has U.S. agriculture worried. The decree bans glyphosate, a herbicide, ...
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Food of the future: Will plant-based and lab-grown proteins become household staples?

Plant-based meats are now a fixture at fast-food restaurants around the world, and plant-based milk is a household staple. Alternatives ...
UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

[British Sugar] is investigating gene-edited beet seed as a long-term solution to [virus yellows] disease, which devastated crops across eastern ...
Following glyphosate ban, Belgian gardeners find ‘eco-friendly’ weedkillers mostly ineffective

Following glyphosate ban, Belgian gardeners find ‘eco-friendly’ weedkillers mostly ineffective

The majority of weed-killing products on the market today were rated “weak” or “bad,” according to results from the Belgian ...
EU should speed its adoption of CRISPR crops to keep up with global competition, officials say

EU should speed its adoption of CRISPR crops to keep up with global competition, officials say

Using genome editing technologies in plants could help the EU ensure food security and reduce the impact of current agriculture ...
'Peak meat' 2025? As plant-based proteins grow more popular, beef consumption will drop, study predicts

‘Peak meat’ 2025? As plant-based proteins grow more popular, beef consumption will drop, study predicts

An increasing number of people are eating meat and dairy alternatives as concern grows over health, the environmental impact of ...
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