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GMO insect-resistant Bt corn cuts pesticide spraying in Spain and Portugal by 37%, study shows

Renowned agricultural economist Graham Brookes of PG Economics published the latest findings on the use of insect resistant maize in ...
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USDA proposes regulation ‘overhaul’ to streamline new biotech crop development

Many new genetically engineered crop traits would be exempt from regulation by the Agriculture Department under a sweeping rewrite of ...
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Glyphosate-tainted tampons threaten public health? 4 pesticide safety agencies say no

Just like other feminine hygiene products, tampons consist mainly of cotton. As cotton is treated with plant protection products, pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: UK bans neonic pesticides, then imports neonic-treated crops at expense of its farmers

The key parts of any fully integrated [pest] management system are the building blocks which are integral to a balanced ...
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Bayer asks judge to overturn $80 million glyphosate-cancer verdict, citing evidence excluded from trial

Lawyers for Monsanto Co.’s parent company, Bayer AG, have asked the federal judge overseeing a batch of lawsuits accusing the ...
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Almost 10% of French farms now organic, as switch from conventional hits new record

A record number of French farms switched to organic production [2018], helped by the grains sector catching on to the ...
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A tale of two GMO crops: Why were omega-3 producing plants developed faster than golden rice?

One of the arguments that has been advanced to promote genetically engineered crops is that .... [c]rops could be engineered ...
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Kenya plants demonstrations of drought-tolerant, insect-resistant GMO maize

Kenyan scientists have planted demonstration plots in the country’s eastern and western regions to show how genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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From health clinics to farms, CRISPR has a bright future, but diligence required to limit ‘off-target’ effects

The ability to make targeted, intentional changes in chromosomal DNA using the tools of genome editing has been a tremendous ...
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Following debut of biotech firm Corteva, farm sector ‘more consolidated than ever’

Corteva Agriscience Inc.’s first day as a stand-alone company is a milestone in an agricultural deal making spree that has ...
Nutritionally enhanced GMO crops could boost public health worldwide, so why have we developed so few?

Nutritionally enhanced GMO crops could boost public health worldwide, so why have we developed so few?

The potential for using genetic modification (GM) to enhance the nutritional composition of crops .... has been recognized since the ...
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William Vogt vs. Norman Borlaug: How two intellectual giants shaped the modern GMO debate

In the book The Wizard and the Prophet, Charles C. Mann exposes the implicit controversy between two visionaries at the ...
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Podcast: ‘Endarkenment’—How glyphosate-cancer hysteria spreads despite ample evidence of weed killer’s safety

It's hardly possible to turn on the news, to talk to a farmer, or to visit a nursery without hearing ...
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Plants have circadian clocks; knowing how they ‘tick’ could optimize crops for diverse growing conditions

It's widely understood that humans have a circadian clock. When we travel long distances, things get knocked out of kilter ...
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GMO Bt crops slow global spread of fall armyworm pest, but some bugs resistant to insecticidal plants

The fall armyworm is hungry, on the move and scaring farmers the world over. The crop-devouring pest has spread from ...
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In bid for US support, French candidate to head UN agricultural agency says she’s not necessarily opposed to GMO or gene-edited crops

Europe’s candidate to run the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which guides policymakers around the world, has promised the ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer shouldn’t have apologized for Monsanto effort to gather data on pesticide regulators, journalists

Senior PR industry figures have questioned Bayer's handling of its stakeholder mapping crisis, focusing their concern on the high-profile suspension of ...
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Post Brexit UK ag biotech policy: USDA official calls European approach to GMOs and food safety ‘old-fashioned, based on traditions and not modern science’

Addressing The Scottish Farmer, amongst other UK journalists at a food show in Chicago, Foreign Agricultural Service administrator Ken Isley ...
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Viewpoint: International science communicator warns crop biotech proponents not to oversell its benefits to wary consumers

We all agree any mention of “genes” and related techniques, tools and applications evoke strong emotions and varied opinions. This ...
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Dietitian: ‘Ancient, non-GMO’ salt is a marketing scam—don’t fall for it

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek .... I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, ...
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GMO lab-grown insect meat key to sustainable food production, researchers argue

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, ...
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Scientific challenges to CRISPR crops ‘largely settled,’ though political, social concerns remain

Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier ...
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Opuah Abeikwen: Fighting to protect Nigeria’s indigenous crops

Opuah Abeikwen was introduced into agriculture and food production by his grandmother, a famous pigeon pea farmer in her local ...
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NPR Podcast: Why ‘free range,’ ‘natural,’ and other food labels won’t ‘change the world’

So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Original ...
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‘Burger wars’: Battle over meat consumption grows partisan as lab-grown protein options expand

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC .... an unlikely political rallying cry was born. ‘They want ...
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Indian geneticist: ‘Policy paralysis’ on biotech crops threatens country’s food production

An Indian farmer has been found illegally growing a genetically modified (GM) aubergine. The event immediately sparked anti-GM protests and ...
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Plant breeders will move CRISPR gene-editing programs out of EU without updated regulations, industry group says

A number of breeding companies have promised to relocate their advanced mutagenesis breeding programs outside Europe and others will follow ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...