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Despite GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval, Ethiopia still skittish about widespread biotech crop cultivation

The Ethiopian government has denied approving the commercial cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) other than two Bt cotton varieties ...
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Plant-based beef ingredients from China may hurt Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat sales

While America's biggest beef and pork producers were nearly laid low in April by COVID-19 cases in their workforce, sales ...
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GMO corn cultivation in Europe has no adverse environmental effects, decade-long study confirms

In European regulations for the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (GMO), the objective of General Surveillance ...
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Impossible Foods rolls out plant-based GMO burger to 1,700 new stores as COVID-19 strains meat supplies

As more meat plants temporarily close or operate at reduced capacity as coronavirus spreads, plant-based brands “have a window of ...
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Ethiopian geneticist defends his country’s decision to approve GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton

A recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service welcoming the Government of Ethiopia’s (GOE) ...
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Glyphosate to blame for COVID-19? Here’s how we know Bayer’s weedkiller didn’t cause the pandemic

An MIT computer scientist with no expertise in agriculture, chemistry, toxicology, or the biological sciences. And yet for some reason, ...
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US government launches GMO website, may allow GM crops in some wildlife refuges

While much of the United States government’s recent activity has focused on COVID-19, some agencies are continuing their work in ...
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Africa’s smallholder farmers need support to build resiliency and sustainability

The world is at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the smallholder farmers who feed millions of Africans ...
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EU could make 25% of its farmland organic by 2030 to combat biodiversity loss

The EU could set a target of one-quarter of agricultural land in Europe to be farmed organically by 2030, with ...
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COVID-19, climate change may accelerate public acceptance of CRISPR-edited food

Gene editing, like genetic modification, is a technology that has attracted a fair amount of skepticism from European regulators and ...
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Reversing herbicide resistance? Geneticists uncover source of ‘dreaded’ pigweed’s glyphosate tolerance

Just hearing “pigweed” can cause fear in cotton and soybean farmers, but a Clemson University geneticist and others believe they ...
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Facing weak yields and poor weather, Bolivian farmers demand access to new GMO seeds

Facing declining yields and inclement weather, smallholder farmers in Bolivia are asking the government to approve of the use of ...
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Animal breeding advances yield disease-resistant chickens to combat hunger in Africa

In many low and middle-income countries, indigenous chickens are an integral part of the farming system and are an important ...
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Podcast: ‘Food bullying’ fear of GMO insulin parallels skepticism of biotech crops

Our guest, Heather Barnes, tells parents, “You are doing great.” Having a child with different dietary needs opens the door ...
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Precision (plant) medicine: Biotech drug delivery system fights diseases pesticides can’t control

A new method developed by engineers at MIT may offer a starting point for delivering life-saving treatments to plants ravaged ...
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States want tighter EPA restrictions on dicamba weedkillers after another year of ‘skyrocketing’ crop damage

On April 28, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) sent EPA a letter asking that the agency consider ...
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Africa looks to build food self-sufficiency as COVID disrupts global supply chain

As Africa grapples with disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some see it as an ...
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Regulation and anti-GMO activism: Roadblocks on the way to saving the American chestnut tree

In traditional plant breeding .... farmers .... cross varieties with desired traits .... and select promising mixtures for sought-after qualities ...
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Cumulative pesticide exposure poses little risk to consumers, EU food safety officials find

Risks to consumers from the presence of pesticide residues in food are currently estimated substance by substance. However, a number ...
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Ban glyphosate? Environmental chemist debunks ‘flawed’ case against Bayer’s herbicide

Contrary to sensational media reports and class actions, global regulators consider glyphosate not to be carcinogenic. Consequences could be dire ...
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Anti-vaxxers and anti-GMO lobby double down on COVID China conspiracy theory

As the World Health Organization warns of a misinformation “infodemic,” anti-science groups around the world are doubling down on a ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Monocultures’ unnatural? Mother Nature grows them, too

....[Wh]at’s often in the crosshairs of activists is the philosophy of the planting system — the “dreaded” monoculture. Row crops ...
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11 GMO, gene-edited animals and plants that will help us battle hunger and disease

The Genetic modification of foods, organisms, and animals, is very controversial, for quite obvious reasons. And yet, the practice has ...
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Ugandan scientists use CRISPR in pioneering research to breed hardier cassava

Ugandan scientists have begun moving gene extracts into cassava cells in a first-of-its-kind research trial using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing ...
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Want fewer pandemics? Intensify agriculture to combat hunger—the root cause of disease spread

A number of activists and opinion writers have recently argued that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be traced ...
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USDA won’t regulate gene-edited camelina, accelerating development of sustainable omega-3 oil source

In January 2020, Yield10 submitted an “Am I Regulated?” letter to the BRS, requesting confirmation of the regulatory status for ...
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CRISPR could stop destructive whiteflies from infecting food crops with viral pathogens

Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and ...
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Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...