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New Zealand anti-GMO group challenges recommended approval of Golden Rice to fight vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Campaign group GE Free NZ wants regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to review its draft approval for Golden ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Non-GMO, gluten-free labels fan consumer fears

Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is the former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and currently serves as CEO and President ...
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Virus-resistant CRISPR pigs could save pork producers $600 million per year

To pig farmer Thomas Titus, new scientific techniques could bring better disease resistance for his herd, saving baby pigs and potentially ...
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Will South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina regulate new breeding techniques (NBTs) as GMOs?

New breeding techniques, or “NBTs” as they have come to be known, are a set of innovative tools that can ...
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Namibia opens first GMO research lab with goal of reducing food imports

Namibia will now be able to trace the history of genetically modified organisms' products on the local market. The National Commission ...
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Facts not fear: Science Moms’ documentary debunks common food myths about GMOs, organic farming

Editor's note: Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, educator, and mom of two  In the new documentary, Science Moms, they ...
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South African economist: Fall armyworm outbreak shows why Africa should embrace GMO crops

Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an Agricultural Economist and Head of Agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...
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How gene-edited crops could spell the end of the infamous term ‘GMO’

Political and social controversies, as well as complications of plant breeding, intellectual property, and regulation, have compromised the promised impact ...
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Brazil’s higher-protein GMO soybeans hurting US exports to China

U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has ...
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Time-lapse video: Gene-silenced non-browning Arctic Apple vs conventional fruit

It can sometimes be a challenge to demonstrate the impact of the non-browning trait. But seeing is believing, so take ...
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Will Australian stores’ removal of household neonicotinoid products help bees?

Katja Hogendoorn is a native bee expert and Research Associate within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the ...
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Armenia remains ‘cautious’ on imports of GMO food

Armenia is cautious about the use of products with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and seeds, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ashot ...
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Hope for peanut allergy sufferers: Gene-silenced hypoallergenic nuts could save lives

Moving to the United States helped [Hortense Dodo, a food scientist and entrepreneur from Ivory Coast] reach her academic goals, but ...
Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Australia, New Zealand approve purchasing of GMO Golden Rice to tackle vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

Products containing traces of golden rice, which is genetically modified to produce beta-carotene, should be able to be sold in ...
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Growth in urban beekeeping hurting wild bees

The rise in amateur beekeepers keeping hives on roofs and gardens is contributing to the decline of wild bees, Cambridge ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers deserve to know if food is ‘genetically manipulated’

In 2018, the inherently slow process of crossbreeding may seem as quaint as Web 1.0. New technology has helped speed ...
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Bill Gates’ ‘supercow’ quest: Funding for livestock genetics research aims to boost milk production

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Give a man a hybrid supercow with the ...
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Croatian politicians call for ban on farming of GMO crops

Croatian lawmakers, discussing proposed amendments to the Genetically Modified Organisms Act in Parliament on Friday [Jan. 26], called for a ...
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Kenyan government projects 50,000 jobs if drought and pest-resistant GMO cotton approved

President Uhuru Kenyatta [of Kenya] is betting on mass production of genetically modified cotton to create 50,000 jobs and generate ...
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Why wheat genome has over 5 times more DNA than humans

The domestication of wheat and other staple crops in the Levant some 10,000 years ago allowed for persistent settlement above ...
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The Wizard and the Prophet: Norman Borlaug vs William Vogt on science, environmentalism and human progress

Feeding the ever-growing number of people on the planet is hard enough, without having to adapt to a rapidly changing climate at ...
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French President Macron: Farmers will face glyphosate ban only if there is ‘credible alternative’

France will exempt farmers from a ban on using the weed-killer glyphosate in three years time where there is no ...
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Viewpoint: What farmers should know about ‘technology use agreements’ for GMO seeds

Editor's note: Peter Welte is a lawyer at Vogel Law Firm in Fargo, North Dakota With the different varieties of ...
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Monsanto goes to court after Brazilian regulators say GMO soybean patent should be voided

Monsanto Co has two months to present a defense of its patent on genetically modified soybeans in Brazil, a lawyer ...
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Beepocalypse myth busting: Honey bees, not wild species, key for crop pollination—and they’re doing fine

Like GMOs and vaccines, misinformation is rife on the topic of bees. Fearmongers warn of a coming "Beepocalypse." The media ...
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Cancer researcher: Media hysteria over glyphosate herbicide undermines science

Editor's note: Guy André Pelouze is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who did cancer research during his training and lung cancer treatment ...
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Earth Microbiome Project: DNA reveals global map of soil bacteria, opening door to novel antibiotics

[Scientists] collect samples of soil and extract all the DNA contained in that sample, from all the organisms living there ...
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DowDuPont, BASF to challenge Monsanto’s dominance of herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean market

Monsanto Co is facing major threats to its historic dominance of seed and herbicide technology for the $40 billion U.S ...