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New Zealand’s Environment Court says local governments must take ‘precautionary approach’ to GMO adoption

Opponents of the use of genetic engineering are hailing a recent [New Zealand] Environment Court decision as "a victory for common ...
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Why do farmers use GMOs and pesticides?

Chemicals changed the course of agriculture. They became available. Then they became affordable. And then they started to keep their ...
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Can ‘gene drives’ for crop pests work in the real world?

The spotted wing fruit fly is one of the world’s major crop destroyers. Scientifically known as Drosophila suzukii, this peppercorn-size insect ...
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Viewpoint: Mandatory GMO labeling counterproductive and based on pseudoscience

More and more, scientific literacy is a critical virtue we should demand of our politicians. Yet questions about important scientific ...
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Monsanto launches product that deactivates dicamba herbicide in spraying equipment

Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, ...
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‘Gene Revolution’: How genetic engineering is making food and medicine cheaper, better and more plentiful

Mankind has been improving plants and animals for millennia. Simply by selecting and breeding those they liked best, our ancestors ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn’t pay attention to Environmental Working Group’s ‘fear-mongering’

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy ...
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Climate change ready crops? Gene editing and other genomic advances show promise

Development of climate resilient crops with accelerating genetic gains in crops will require integration of different disciplines/technologies, to see the ...
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Battling cancer-causing aflatoxin contamination in Africa with genetic engineering, other technologies

We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about aflatoxin. It is probably one of the single ...
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Why the FDA and USDA can’t agree on the definition of a GMO

The regulatory concerns about genetic modification of animals that I wrote about a while ago have moved towards a Congressional spotlight. Pigs ...
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Viewpoint: How dairy companies like Stonyfield Organic mislead consumers about GMOs

A typical stroll down the grocery store aisle exposes the shopper to almost 40,000 different products. While most have labels ...
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Viewpoint: Despite small percentage of sales, organic food is now ‘mainstream’ in the US

[O]rganic is mainstream in America in every way except as a significant percentage of total US annual grocery sales. According ...
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Ugandan scientists criticize controversial changes to GMO bill

A number of scientists have expressed shock and anger at the proposed restrictive requirements that were included in the long-awaited ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumers should reconsider ‘blanket opposition’ to GMO crops

It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering ...
Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but 'GMO fearmongers' need to be convinced

Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but ‘GMO fearmongers’ need to be convinced

The GMO fearmongers are able to take to Twitter and Facebook now because, like all of us, they have benefited ...
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Eating rare farm animal breeds could actually save them from extinction

When you think about Britain’s endangered animals, hedgehogs, small tortoiseshell butterflies and puffins may spring to mind. But rare breeds ...
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Mozambique farmers hope drought-tolerant GMO seeds can help them adapt to changing climate

Natural disasters like extreme drought and floods are prevalent in Mozambique, and the country has experienced about 15 protracted droughts ...
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Viewpoint: The government can’t decide what a GMO is—so how is it going to require mandatory labeling?

If the food industry and government cannot come to a consensus about what is a GMO and what isn’t, labeling ...
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New York farmers disagree on GMO crops

It seems like something out of science fiction — taking the DNA of one organism and replacing it with part ...
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How synthetic biology can help world meet UN sustainable development goals

The agenda of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) challenges the synthetic biology community—and the life sciences as a whole—to develop transformative ...
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Proposed 2018 Farm Bill includes amendments aimed at streamlining regulation of genetic engineering

The House Agriculture Committee approved a group of 15 Republican amendments to the panel’s farm bill that would modify a ...
Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Ontario Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard to investigate the sale of ...
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California court rejects challenge of state’s decision to label glyphosate herbicide as possible carcinogen

A state appeals court on [April 19] backed California’s listing of the widely used herbicide glyphosate as a possible cause ...
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Biotech livestock: USDA, FDA diverge over how to regulate genetically engineered animals

A disease that kills millions of pigs a year may soon meet its match — if two federal agencies can ...
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‘Kenya’s silver bullet’? How GMO insect resistant Bt corn could help farmers fight fall armyworm outbreak

Genetically modified maize, Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) could be Kenya’s silver bullet in the fight against Fall Armyworm which has so ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies’ ‘meaningless’ non-GMO labels insult farmers, threaten food sustainability

The conditions that will befall our food system require innovative solutions like those offered by biotechnology to ensure food security ...
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Plant ‘vaccines’, CRISPR gene editing could increase crop yields and reduce pesticide use

When European researchers recently announced a new technique that could potentially replace chemical pesticides with a natural “vaccine” for crops, ...
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Video: How GMO bananas could help Ugandan farmers overcome bacterial wilt disease

Uganda's political system holds the key to helping farmers who are struggling with the devastating banana bacterial wilt disease. Read ...