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‘Organic halo effect’: Consumers underestimate calories in organic foods, studies claim

According to the results of a new French study, it's likely that similar foods will contain similar nutritional content, regardless of ...
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Food revolution: Will lab-grown meat, milk and eggs take over grocery stores?

It’s been 6 years since scientists grew the world’s first beef burger made without the cow in the lab. As ...
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Podcast: Farmers divided over controversial weed killer dicamba as legal battle against Bayer heats up

The herbicide dicamba's job is to kill weeds, and many farmers say it's a lifesaver. But the chemical has also damaged ...
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Plant hormones help battle purple witchweed, major threat to sub-Saharan Africa’s staple crops

Striga hermonthica, also known as purple witchweed, is an invasive parasitic plant threatening sub-Saharan Africa's food production. Striga infects the region's staple ...
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Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Bayer tried to monopolize dicamba-resistant seed market

A federal court has granted Monsanto's move to dismiss a complaint filed by a Missouri farmer alleging a conspiracy to ...
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Declining diversity of sorghum, world’s fifth most important cereal crop, could threaten Africa’s food security

The diversity of the crop Sorghum, a cereal used to make alcoholic drinks, has been decreasing over time due to ...
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Fine tuning photosynthesis: Predictive model helps scientists breed higher yielding crops

In the next two decades, crop yields need to increase dramatically to feed the growing global population. Wouldn't it be ...
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Bayer lawsuits: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue defends glyphosate before House appropriations subcommittee

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue....defended the use of the weedkiller Roundup after two cases resulted in multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against Bayer ...
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CRISPR-edited crops could help avoid famine as global food demand grows

Just like human beings, plants get sick. Microorganisms such as fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses and nematodes (tiny worm like organisms) ...
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Sequenced durum wheat genome aids efforts to breed more nutritious, disease-resistant crops

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers say they have discovered how to significantly reduce cadmium levels in durum wheat, ensuring the ...
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Bayer releases 107 Roundup safety studies as glyphosate-cancer legal battle continues

With recent legal battles, Bayer [has released]....all 107 Bayer-owned glyphosate safety study reports that were submitted to the European Food Safety ...
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Pollution from corn farming linked to 4,300 premature deaths annually, study claims

A study published [April 8] in Nature Sustainability shows how deadly [corn] can be. And eating it isn’t the killer; ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...
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Royalty-free seeds, mobile devices help African farmers boost crop yields despite drought

As our global population continues to grow and the climate becomes hotter and drier and resources become scarcer.... we need ...
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GMO crops still ‘sticking point’ as US-China trade deal moves toward completion

China’s lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between ...
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Video: The case for growing (and eating) sustainable GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Recently, a company called AquaBounty earned U.S. approval to begin selling their genetically engineered salmon in grocery stores. The salmon ...
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Newly discovered plant immune response mechanism reveals how crops battle deadly pathogens

Although separated by more than one billion years of evolution, plants and animals have hit upon similar immune strategies to ...
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Video: CRISPR-edited crops could see mainstream success in 2019

[Food producers have] been lauding the benefits of CRISPR for a couple of years, and how different it is from ...
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French farmers destroy 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, double previous estimates, after discovering illegal GMO crops

French farmers destroyed a total of 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, more than double the area initially expected, following the discovery ...
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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue pushes agricultural innovation as solution to world hunger

In a morning filled with inquiry, laughter and wisdom, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue conversed with Purdue President Mitch ...
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FDA announces controversial ‘risk-based’ rules for CRISPR-edited animal technology

Novel biotechnology, like genome editing, holds tremendous potential to improve animal health, enhance farm productivity, improve nutrition, and even reduce ...
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Viewpoint: 2 reasons GMOs might be the ‘miracle’ Nigeria is looking for

As Nigeria gets slammed with another gavel of shame – this time called the Misery Index – we suddenly realize ...
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CRISPR crops spur farming innovation despite climate change, water shortages and exploding food demand

The discussion and debate surrounding advances in agriculture have become frequent topics of discussion....[N]ow more than ever, the concept of ...
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California towns fear arrival of citrus greening disease now threatening Florida’s orange industry

It may be only a matter of time until a deadly and incurable citrus disease sweeps through Ventura County’s agricultural ...
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Podcast: Anti-GMO activism drove this scientist out of crop biotech research

When Devang Mehta started his PhD research developing disease-resistant crops, he was excited about the humanitarian potential of genetically modified ...
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New North American trade deal boosts US agriculture, fosters biotech innovation, farm group says

When NAFTA was signed more than 25 years ago, it was the best trade deal U.S. agriculture had ever seen ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Here’s what latest science says about glyphosate-cancer link

Glyphosate has been in the news recently because of the recent court case in which a jury awarded DeWayne Johnson ...
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Crop biotech industry fears ‘mistrust of science’ stifling farming innovation in Europe

For several weeks last fall I spent much of my time traveling across Europe, visiting with many of the representatives ...