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GM cotton could revive Nigeria’s ‘comatose’ textile industry, government says

Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology ...
PEW survey: Half of Americans believe GMOs pose health risks and are linked to use of food additives

PEW survey: Half of Americans believe GMOs pose health risks and are linked to use of food additives

A new Pew Research Center report shows an American public that is closely divided over [food] additives, and genetically modified (GM) crops ...
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Is Europe ‘turning its back’ on reason and science?

Is Europe, home of the Enlightenment, turning its back on reason and science? Recent decisions by Europe’s regulators, judges, and ...
A farmer's 'naughty list': Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

A farmer’s ‘naughty list’: Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

That’s right: it’s almost time for the jolly old fat man to visit homes around the world to deliver presents ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
GMO crops may help keep arsenic out of India's food supply

GMO crops may help keep arsenic out of India’s food supply

An Indian scientist in the UK is working on a way to grow crops in arsenic contaminated soil, a study ...
Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

Canada launches new safety review of AquAdvantage GMO salmon

CBC News has learned AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. Environment and Climate Change ...
We need to produce 56 percent more calories by 2050—can we do it sustainably?

We need to produce 56 percent more calories by 2050—can we do it sustainably?

 If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to ...
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‘Switching off’ genes could speed efforts to breed disease-resistant plants

Researchers from [the French Agricultural Research Centre CIRAD] recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase ...
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Video: As gene editing hits the farm, how will agriculture change?

Cows born without horns or pigs that never reach puberty? These scenarios could become a reality soon thanks to new gene-editing ...
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GMO crops and herbicides: A ‘win-win’ for farmers and the environment, plant scientist Wayne Parrott says

A fertile soil is a microbial wonderland .... a tiny ecosystem too small to see with our eyes. Yet, the ...
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USDA set to release final ‘bioengineered’ food labeling rule

After a contentious two-year comment period .... a rule requiring companies to label genetically modified foods is being finalized [the week ...
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Farmers, here’s what the public wants to know about food

Tyson Foods is the biggest U.S. food company .... [E]arlier this year it formed the Trendtellers Council and packed it ...
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Precautionary principle may threaten progress of agriculture, medicine in Africa, expert says

An over-reliance on the precautionary principle threatened to impede innovation in decisions made at [the recent] Convention on Biological Diversity ...
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Will GMO food labels ease consumer fear and bring biotechnology ‘into the limelight’?

There is .... a debate amongst GMO supporters about whether GMO foods should be labeled. Some supporters believe GMO food ...
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Rejecting GMO crops is a risky decision, experts say

Every new or improved technology, regardless of its particular field or application, can involve risk, potential risk, or perception of ...
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Uganda’s young cassava farmers want access to GMO crops

Though Uganda’s Parliament passed a biosafety bill [the week of November 26], it remains unclear whether it will benefit a ...
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Why did CNN interview the ‘food babe’ about the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?

The Food and Drug Administration’s urgent warning about a romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak left many Americans wondering .... what ...
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Switzerland may update its 2004 genetic engineering law to better regulate CRISPR gene editing

The Swiss Federal Council wants to adapt genetic engineering regulations to new [gene-editing] techniques. In view of these new technologies, ...
How do scientists counter 'fake news' in the era of InfoWars?

How do scientists counter ‘fake news’ in the era of InfoWars?

Within the scientific community, much attention has focused on improving communications between scientists, policy makers, and the public. ... [W]henever ...
Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

White button mushrooms .... [T]hese little mushrooms represent an important agricultural milestone because they were the first gene-edited crop to ...
Artificial vs natural? Ocean Spray sued for using synthetic flavor in its cranberry juice

Artificial vs natural? Ocean Spray sued for using synthetic flavor in its cranberry juice

Ocean Spray, the company that makes several popular cranberry juice drinks, is battling a class-action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs ...
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French regulators launch re-evaluation of glyphosate products

The National Health Security Agency (ANSES) is tightening [its] grip around the herbicide king [glyphosate]. On December 15, it will withdraw ...
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How anti-GMO groups and ‘Russian trolls’ influence public perceptions of science

A new opinion poll suggests that Russian trolls, aided by anti-GMO groups such as the Center for Food Safety and ...
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GMOs 101: Experts break down the basics of crop biotechnology

An online search for “GMO” returns more than 88 million results — a tangled mess of frightening images, dense data, ...
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Climate change spurs research to develop heat-tolerant rice, wheat

Wheat with DNA tweaked to beat the heat, and redesigned rice that can flourish in hot, dry conditions. Work is ...
Controlling harmful soil microbes may be key to protecting biodiversity

Controlling harmful soil microbes may be key to protecting biodiversity

An international team led by researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered why some plants "live fast and die ...
GMO crops may be necessary to counter impacts of climate change, study shows

GMO crops may be necessary to counter impacts of climate change, study shows

New research suggests that the type of yield gains made possible by genetic engineering (GE) will be needed to offset ...