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Activists ‘storm’ Philippine Rice Research Institute to protest field trials of vitamin-fortified Golden Rice

A group of farmers [on November 7] stormed the headquarters of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to protest the ...
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Should Europe’s 17-year-old GMO regulations apply to CRISPR-edited crops?

Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten said recently that CRISPR gene editing is indispensable for making agriculture more sustainable. Using this new technology, ...
Identifying genetic basis for plant biodiversity could help boost crop yields

Identifying genetic basis for plant biodiversity could help boost crop yields

Diverse communities of plants and animals typically perform better than monocultures. However, the mechanisms that are responsible for this have ...
Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind ...
USDA denies request to import biotech blue chrysanthemums from Japan

USDA denies request to import biotech blue chrysanthemums from Japan

Chrysanthemums genetically engineered to produce blue flowers cannot be freely imported into the U.S. and traded as non-regulated crops under ...
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Uganda’s GMO biosafety bill ensuring ‘no dangers’ likely to pass after embrace of president’s proposed changes

Legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation have changed their positions on the GMO Bill and considered ...
America's risk paradox: Flu killed 80,000 people this year, but we're more worried about GMOs

America’s risk paradox: Flu killed 80,000 people this year, but we’re more worried about GMOs

We had a really bad flu season this year. The CDC just announced that about 80,000 Americans were killed .... H3N2 ...
Pentagon's plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Pentagon’s plan to engineer insects to protect food crops sparks fears of misuse as bioweapons

Jane Polston and I are walking over to some greenhouses at the University of Florida, where she’s a professor. She wants ...
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Weed killer in your Cheerios? A pesticide expert explains everything you should know about glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is applied to most of the U.S. corn and ...
'Politics, money and fear' have kept GMO salmon out of American grocery stores

‘Politics, money and fear’ have kept GMO salmon out of American grocery stores

AquaBounty Farms of Indiana is a land-based fish farm designed to raise the revolutionary AquAdvantage salmon. Scientists created the fish ...
How western organic food companies are threatening China's farmers

How western organic food companies are threatening China’s farmers

As Chinese consumers have prioritized food quality, imported organic products have soared in popularity, with some supermarkets following in the ...
Viewpoint: 'Heritage' of emotional decision-making fuels EU's opposition to biotech crops

Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are ...
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How one farmer and his family convinced a fearful skeptic that GMOs are safe

With fearmongering headlines and the general misunderstanding of what goes into our food (hello, image of a syringe in a ...
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Edible GMO cotton could supply protein to 600 million people daily

It turns out cotton seed is a great source of protein, except it’s currently toxic for humans. Cotton naturally produces gossypol, ...
Non-GMO labels mislead everybody, but may hurt poor people the most, nutritionist claims

Non-GMO labels mislead everybody, but may hurt poor people the most, nutritionist claims

Non-GMO labels on foods are popping up on grocery store shelves all over the US. These labels are intended to ...
'Precision farming' could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

‘Precision farming’ could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

There is a long list of global problems to combat, including hunger, drought, poverty, bad health, polluted water and poor ...
Health and environmental dangers of copper-based natural pesticides spark division among French organic winemakers

Health and environmental dangers of copper-based natural pesticides spark division among French organic winemakers

The vice-president of the CIVB (Conseil interprofessionnel du vin de Bordeaux) Bernard Farges launched a bomb on October 15, announcing that ...
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Advances in technology spur calls for EU law amendments around GMOs

Researchers have come forward in support of a recent proposal from The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, to ...
Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Dennis J. Ventry Jr., a law professor at the University of California, Davis, drew the ire of tax preparation companies ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to treat gene-edited animals like ‘walking drugs’ will stifle agricultural innovation

Nov. 3 marked One Health Day (www.onehealthcommission.org) – an international campaign to recognize the importance of a broad, trans-disciplinary approach ...
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Video: How accurate is Non-GMO Project’s butterfly label?

Make no mistake, the Non-GMO Project isn't here to sell you safer food, they're just here to make money on ...
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Germany’s environment minister pitches plan to ban glyphosate by 2023

Germany plans new conditions for pesticide approval and will seek an end date for the use of glyphosate-based weed killers, ...
Will EPA's new dicamba restrictions be enough to stop crop damage?

Will EPA’s new dicamba restrictions be enough to stop crop damage?

Scientists are concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced limits on dicamba herbicide use will not be effective in ...
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Viewpoint: Obstructionist governments have kept the ‘green revolution’ out of Africa

A green revolution—the increase in agricultural yields seen in most parts of the poor world apart from Africa since the ...
Earth-friendly GMOs: How Bt crops eliminated 6 million tons of pesticides

Earth-friendly GMOs: How Bt crops eliminated 6 million tons of pesticides

[W]hen I first heard about genetic engineering when visiting my eventual graduate school home, I was really excited about the ...
How Omega 3-fortified GMO canola can help save our oceans

How Omega 3-fortified GMO canola can help save our oceans

In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture ...
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Video: Scientists take on Uganda’s tough questions about GMO crops

Uganda’s NTV features panel discussion on biotechnology and biosafety with Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University and Dr. Theresa Sengooba ...
Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

We’ve all heard the reports. Toxic organic pesticides cause problems for the environment. Organic pesticides are linked to Parkinson’s Disease, mass bee deaths, and ...