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Delayed GMO Bt rice approval costs China $12 billion annually, study finds

To maintain self-sufficiency in rice production and national food security, the Chinese government strongly supports research that aims at increasing ...
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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...
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Viewpoint: Trust experts over activists on GMOs, climate change, vaccines

Science occupies a special place in our society. It is subversive in the sense that it recognizes no authority other ...
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Proposed New York chlorpyrifos insecticide ban pits farmers against environmental groups

With California .... agreeing to ban its sale, environmentalists in New York are renewing their call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t ‘oversell’ veganism as the only solution to climate change

Meat consumption plays a huge role in global warming, producing nearly 15% of all carbon dioxide emissions, even more than ...
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Max Planck Society backs CRISPR crops, rejects human germline editing

As an organization of basic research, the Max Planck Society bears a special responsibility for the use of new scientific ...
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‘Big meat’ vs. scrappy startups: Nestlé, Tyson, Hormel roll out plant-based products to compete with Impossible, Beyond

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, ...
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Podcast: The ‘what, how and why’ of GMOs, a crash course on genetic engineering

Agricultural scientists Karen Cox of West Virginia University and Dan Lima of Ohio State University offer a crash course on ...
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Video: Study vindicating red meat reignites age-old debate over dietary guidelines, conflicts of interest

It's not the first time researcher Bradley Johnston has had the nutrition community up in arms over his work. Johnston, ...
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Developing world should curb agricultural antibiotic use to combat drug-resistant bacteria, study warns

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that ...
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Molecular-level insight into virus transmission could help cut $30 billion in annual crop damage

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. The Luteoviridae are ...
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Viewpoint: Legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup herbicide threatens fish and wildlife

You’ve seen the ads flooding television and social media: “Have you been exposed to weed killer Roundup? If you have ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Viewpoint: Ignore the internet food gurus—canola oil probably doesn’t cause Alzheimer’s disease

Food fads make me want to scream, cry, and hide in a cabin in the mountains. MSG is safe. And high ...
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Where’d pineapple come from? Study explores the evolution of an ever-popular tropical fruit

Researchers have now gained new insights on how human agriculture helped shape the evolution of pineapple. Led by University of ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton could help meet global protein demand

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this month that a genetically modified cottonseed has been approved for human consumption ...
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Judge blocks Tofurky injunction of Missouri plant-based meat labeling restrictions

Turtle Island Foods, doing business as The Tofurky Company (“Tofurky”) which produces plant-based products, together with The Good Food Institute ...
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Farmers, scientists face off against activists as New Hampshire mulls neonic insecticide ban

Farmers, lawn service scientists and educators supplied stinging criticism [October 8] of legislation that activists are pursuing to ban the ...
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Bayer faces first glyphosate-cancer lawsuit in Australia as US plaintiff count tops 13,400

An Australian farmer has launched a legal case against Bayer AG’s agricultural chemicals unit Monsanto after being diagnosed with a ...
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Will Kenya lift its GMO ban as its agriculture falters?

Scientists should now move with urgency to allow for the continuation of research to support applications of biotechnology ...
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Pesticide makers drop challenge to California’s proposed chlorpyrifos insecticide ban

Pesticide manufactures on [September 9] agreed to drop challenges to a proposed California ban on sales of a product linked ...
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Food industry splinters on GMO labeling, plant-based products in scramble to meet changing consumer demands

The trillion-dollar food industry was once unified and used to getting its way in the Swamp through the collective might ...
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Podcast: 4 CRISPR experts on how gene editing is changing the future of food

You've probably heard the hype: CRISPR will revolutionize biotech .... But what is CRISPR—and what's it doing in our food? ...
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Viewpoint: New EU Parliament should stop ‘shunning science’ and embrace GMOs

The recently elected European Parliament (EP) should bring with it a ray of hope. Hope that Europe will rise to ...
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Viewpoint: Controversial red-meat review challenged ‘deeply entrenched’ nutrition advice with strong science

That last food flip-flop made big headlines last week. It was a “remarkable turnabout,” “jarring,” “stunning.” How, it was asked, ...
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Many plants are naturally GMO, research finds

GMOs are less 'unnatural' than you might think ...
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USDA scientist: Cover crops check soil degradation—major threat to global food security

Visit the typical almond farm in California and you’ll see rows of trees stretching to the horizon, forming an arching ...