Gates Foundation, other development donors turn to GMO crops for humanitarian projects

Gates Foundation, other development donors turn to GMO crops for humanitarian projects

Despite ongoing opposition from some activists to genetically modified organisms, a number of development donors are investigating and funding research ...
Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

In Arkansas, there's a kind of David-versus-Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller. On one side, there's the giant Monsanto Company ...
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Rice gene could dramatically boost several crops’ yields and drought tolerance

Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying how an obscure gene from rice can dramatically improve yields in some ...
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USDA report: Pesticide data shows US food supply ‘one of the safest in the world’

More than 20% of food sampled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016 show no detectable pesticides and less ...
Ginkgo Bioworks' mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Out on an old Navy dry dock, a biotech company called Ginkgo Bioworks is growing genetically modified organisms by the ...
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European consumers think non-GMO, other ‘free-from’ labeled foods are healthier

Free-from labelled foods seem healthier, with GM-free and palm oil-free labels having the strongest effect, according to a study of ...
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Australia approves GMO canola high in omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption and animal feed

Nufarm is turning its attention to Asian markets after Australian regulators approved its genetically modified omega-3 canola for human consumption and use in animal ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
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Deceptive article on how to identify ‘poisonous GMO tomatoes’ circulating the internet again

Alison Campbell, writing on BioBlog, has been alerted to–and challenged–an article purporting to tell consumers how to distinguish between GM and “regular” ...
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‘Jean editing’: Genetically engineered bacteria could reduce denim’s environmental impact

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering ...
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India’s moves to limit Monsanto’s patent royalty payments on GMO seeds could put country’s cotton industry at risk

If India is to reverse the rapid decline in its cotton exports ... it is clear it needs another big ...
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Recombinetics joins battle over whether USDA or FDA should oversee gene-edited animal regulations

Editor's note: Tammy Lee Stanoch is the president & CEO of Recombinetics, an animal gene-editing company based in St. Paul, Minnesota ...
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Chemical could boost crop yields by triggering gene to add branches and fruits

When it comes to agriculture from branched plants, such as apple trees, the more branches that bear fruit, the better ...
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Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...
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Proposed California ballot initiative aligns GMO opponents with anti-vaxxers

Backers of an initiative that would ban genetically engineered food, plants and animals and over 300 listed substances from being ...
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Will India’s government scrap Monsanto’s patent royalties on insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton seeds?

Will the pressure to be seen as farmer-friendly, especially with national elections looming, lead the Narendra Modi government to scrap the “trait ...
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Mother of all citrus: Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes all descended from single ancestor

Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are all hybrids, mixed and matched from 10 "wild" citrus species descended from a single ...
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How should the FDA regulate CRISPR gene-edited animals?

Gene editing is touted as a promising new way of altering the DNA of plants or animals to speed their ...
Is there a difference in the toxic effects of glyphosate versus herbicides like Roundup that include surfactants?

Is there a difference in the toxic effects of glyphosate versus herbicides like Roundup that include surfactants?

Glyphosate is rarely used on its own in the field. Herbicide formulations as a whole include a variety of other ...
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China’s tightening GMO regulations cause corn buyers to cancel purchases from US

Some Chinese buyers have canceled corn purchases from the United States and switched to rival supplier Ukraine, as Beijing tightens ...
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Chocolate producers look to CRISPR gene editing to help cacao trees adapt to climate change

With the help of a suite of genetic engineering tools including CRISPR — and money from Mars Inc., one of the world’s ...
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Media Bias/Fact Check: Stonyfield GMO video—and response to critics—encourages censorship, misleads consumers

Stonyfield Farms, a large organic dairy company sells and markets its products using many of the strategies outlined in the ...
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Do trace levels of neonicotinoid insecticides found in waterways threaten aquatic life?

A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey detected neonicotinoid pesticides in 10 Great Lakes tributaries throughout the year, although the levels ...
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Indian official: Insect-resistant GMO cotton has increased production, decreased pesticide use

The production of cotton in the country has nearly doubled since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002, the government ...
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Viewpoint: How WHO’s IARC set off a global panic that threatens science and agriculture around the world

It’s not just in Europe that glyphosate divides governments: the very same molecule is responsible for a string lawsuits and ...
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Nigeria on track to commercialize GMO cowpeas, rice, sorghum, corn and cotton

The Biosafety Bill was signed into law in 2015, putting Nigeria on the map of countries with requisite regulations for ...
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In India, Nobel laureate biochemist Richard Roberts calls for politicians to listen to scientists—not activists—on GMOs

UK-based scientist Richard J Roberts, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1993, criticised the "anti-GMO people" ... and ...
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Successful field trials of GMO Golden Rice in Bangladesh move biofortified crop closer to approval

Bangladeshi rice scientists have advanced a beta carotene-rich rice to a varietal release stage, heralding a new era in fight ...