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Herbicide resistance management strategies may not be enough to slow weeds’ evolution, UK study suggests

Editor's note: In the study, the authors note that this research contrasts current industry advice and scientific literature on herbicide resistance management ...
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Australian farmers protest state GMO ban, demand right to grow ‘revolutionary’ omega-3 canola

South Australian grain growers are loudly lamenting the cost of their state’s ban on genetically modified (GM) crops which threatens ...
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Gene editing could help brassica crops adapt to climate change

A harmful effect of climate change that poses a major threat to food crops around the world could be overcome ...
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Disease-resistant GMO cassava developed by Kenyan scientists moves closer to approval

Cassava farmers are about five years away from accessing disease-resistant genetically modified varieties, currently being tested in specific locations around ...
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Viewpoint: GMO supporters should stop touting dubious health benefits of pink pineapples, Innate potatoes

Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is currently a senior scientist at a California biotech company and holds a PhD in molecular genetics from ...
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GMO yeast could replace hops in beer to save water

If you are a beer drinker, it might surprise you to learn how much water goes into one pint of ...
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 ...