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USDA’s GMO food labeling proposal: What you need to know

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a long-awaited proposed rule to establish GMO labeling standards (the National Bioengineered ...
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Monsanto appeals court ruling stripping its rights to GMO Bt cotton patent in India

Monsanto Co has appealed to India’s Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed [in April] ...
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Viewpoint: US, EU decisions pave way for ‘more consistent and rational’ regulation of gene-edited foods

Genome engineering using CRISPR–Cas9 technology has come a long way in a very short time. ... Now, CRISPR–Cas9 has passed another ...
GMO food 327327

Which GMO foods are available at US grocery stores?

While GMOs typically make a disproportionate splash in the media, the reality is that there are very few different types ...
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Viewpoint: Uganda’s promising GMO crops blocked by anti-science NGOs

Though Uganda's scientists, working with international partners, have now developed better staple crops, their hands have been tied by the success ...
Plant stress communication 37237

Plants monitor underground signals and react to neighbors’ stresses, study finds

Plants are more sensitive than they might seem. Although they stay in one spot, they are monitoring and reacting to ...
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USDA releases GMO food labeling proposal—suggests using ‘bioengineered’ instead of ‘genetically modified’

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a proposed rule to implement the landmark legislation requiring some form of disclosure of ...
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‘Ecomodern Eating’: Why agricultural productivity and innovation are key to sustainable food and farming

Sunday, April 22nd, marked nearly 50 years since millions of people gathered for the first Earth Day. Their celebration raised awareness ...
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6 promising genetically engineered animals stuck in regulatory purgatory

You’ve probably heard the news that genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon is on the way. ... Here are six other genetically ...
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Viewpoint: 8 things Vandana Shiva needs to know about US farmers and GMOs

In mid-April, famous anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva was paid nearly $20K by my hometown university to speak on campus. While I can appreciate her ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to make foods that directly benefit consumers

Scientists are now using a pioneering technology called CRISPR to edit a plant’s own genes, ushering in a host of ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Pamela Ronald on how GMO misinformation could hurt world’s poor

If you’ve heard that GMOs are bad, I want to introduce you to Pamela Ronald. A plant geneticist, Pamela co-authored ...
Rice genetics 327327

Identification of 10,000 new rice genes could speed up crop breeding

A new study published in the Nature journal opens the possibility to accelerate rice breeding to achieve food security for some of ...
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Ohio governor candidate Dennis Kucinich got $120,000 from anti-GMO group

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich received $122,000 in consulting fees in 2016 from a group that works for food sustainability ...
Indian university's insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton ready for field trials

Indian university’s insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton ready for field trials

A Bt cotton variety developed by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is ready for trials. It took the university ten ...
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Genetic engineering has ‘enormous potential’ to solve environmental problems in Africa, scientists say

[S]cientists and government officials, in a series of exclusive interviews with the Alliance for Science, opined that biotechnology is one ...
Viewpoint: Why is the Guardian publishing anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam's glyphosate lies?

Viewpoint: Why is the Guardian publishing anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam’s glyphosate lies?

Carey Gillam is an anti-GMO activist who once wrote for Reuters, but no longer does. An e-mail obtained from a FOIA ...
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Canadian plant scientists anxiously await word on how gene-edited crops will be regulated

Canadian breeders and seed technology companies are anxious about how regulators will handle new crops developed through gene editing. Gene ...
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Can governments, public keep up with gene-editing revolution in agriculture?

A mushroom that doesn't brown. White flour with as much fiber as whole-wheat flour. Corn that can fend off northern ...
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USDA might not meet July deadline for GMO labeling rule, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told representatives from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting [April 24] that his agency may not ...
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How CRISPR gene editing could unlock resistance to destructive citrus greening disease

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have made an important step in understanding the molecular mechanism of huanglongbing (HLB), ...
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Viewpoint: David Suzuki’s views on GMOs ‘well outside the scientific mainstream’

Mr. Suzuki is known by most as a twinkly-eyed old sage with a harmless message about living in tune with ...
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What’s behind public’s fear of glyphosate?

As cases in federal court and several state courts delve into whether there is evidence that glyphosate causes cancer, a ...
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Developing countries slowly embrace GMO crops to fight food insecurity, climate change

Developing countries are slowly increasing approved legislation and opening the door to research and commercialization of GMO crops. As these countries ...
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Viewpoint: Brazil GMO label shows need to balance transparency and science

Since 2003, Brazilian law has required all consumer products containing genetically modified material to carry a scary-looking label that depicts ...
Rachel Carson Silent Spring 327327

How does the science of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ stand up more than 50 years later?

Carson’s detractors accuse her of misrepresenting the science. Wrong: Carson wrote that pesticides and herbicides disorder ecosystems because they kill ...
CRISPR food 32887

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: ‘I’m not going to let the fearmongers dominate the conversation’ on CRISPR gene-edited food

Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam has six calves that are rather unusual. Most people might not pick up on what’s ...
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Scientists worry EU’s neonicotinoid ban could lead to increase in spraying of other insecticides

Dr Bill Parker, Director of Research, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), said: “While this decision is not unexpected given ...