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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 ...
Viewpoint: What farmers should know about 'technology use agreements' for GMO seeds

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 ...
Could GMO crops stymie Africa's fall armyworm invasion?

Could GMO crops stymie Africa’s fall armyworm invasion?

When just a hungry caterpillar, the fall armyworm will happily munch on more than 80 plant species. But its favourite ...
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Is glyphosate unsafe? European Food Safety Authority rejects accusations of ‘undue industry influence’ in rejecting carcinogenic designation

Editor's note: Bernhard Url is the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority The job of the European Food Safety Authority ...
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Following pest infestation, will Indian farmers turn wary of GMO Bt cotton?

The loss caused by the pink bollworm infestation has raised questions about the sustainability of GM cotton, which accounts for ...
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Nigeria’s agriculture minister seeks advice on GMO food safety from country’s scientists

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on ...
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Trump administration’s biotech oversight plan echoes Obama’s, but regulatory approach remains unknown

Editor's note: Gregory Jaffe is the director of the project on biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest In ...
Some large Australian supermarket chains removing neonicotinoid insecticides from shelves, citing bee health concerns

Some large Australian supermarket chains removing neonicotinoid insecticides from shelves, citing bee health concerns

Woolworths in Australia has joined a growing list of companies to stop supplying a controversial pesticide linked to global declines in ...
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‘GMO stigma’: Arctic Apple—on sale in US—battles public perceptions

The Arctic Apple, on sale in the US from Canadian company Okanagan Speciality Fruits, is a genetically modified (GM) apple that ...
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Farmers, scientists worry anti-GMO activists could stymie CRISPR and other gene-edited crop research

[N]ew precision breeding tools are creating such a buzz that some activists suggest techniques like CRISPR Cas9 - which involves ...
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Critics push back against Australian government recommendation to loosen constraints on CRISPR gene editing research

Australia’s gene technology regulator has proposed a bold shake-up of rules surrounding genetic engineering processes, potentially loosening constraints on research ...
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EU sets up special committee to investigate Greens’ glyphosate herbicide reapproval concerns

The European Parliament has given the green light to a special committee which aims to look into the EU’s authorisation ...
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USDA Organic board proposes approving new chemicals, removing Rotenone, for use in organic farming

Most consumers don’t know much about it, but for the $50 billion organic marketplace, it’s all about the details. And ...
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Ugandan experts: GMOs—like vaccines—can save lives

The debate on Genetically Modified Organisms was recently re-ignited after [Uganda's] President Yoweri Museveni refused to give his assent to ...
US—but not China—approves GMO rice developed by Chinese scientists

US—but not China—approves GMO rice developed by Chinese scientists

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared a genetically modified strain of rice to be commercially viable, but ...
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Why Greenpeace opposes GMOs: It’s a ‘corporate takeover of our food system’

Large corporations producing genetically modified seeds dominate the debate, with activists questioning their motives and whether they have the ability ...
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For sale in Canada, genetically engineered salmon delayed by politics in US

A trivia question for American food shoppers: AquAdvantage, the genetically engineered Atlantic salmon being sold in Canada, is available in ...
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Report: ‘Little doubt’ GMOs increase crop yields

Editor's note: Gary Brester is a professor of agricultural economics at Montana State University Some have questioned whether GM crops ...