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Viewpoint: USDA’s bioengineered food rules will confuse consumers and could cost $200 million per year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created what may be the most bewildering, least cost-effective regulation ever. In July 2016, ...
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Global average income has tripled in 50 years, driving rapid increase in meat consumption

You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it ...
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How bacteria preserve the flavor of your morning coffee

When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. Lactic ...
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AAAS fumble? Prestigious scientists’ organization endorses ‘data-less’ study suggesting links between glyphosate and kidney disease in Sri Lanka

I humbly ask this question.  What am I missing? I just read the press release from the AAAS about the 2019 Scientific ...
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Non-GMO vegetable seeds? Capitalizing on consumer fears to sell overpriced seeds

Niki Jabbour....recently shook a hornet’s nest. The talented gardener, book author, and radio host said on Facebook that she’d been ...
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Amid growing tensions with US, China poised to accelerate GMO crop imports, boost trade with Brazil

Brazil and China are expected to hold their first high-level political and economic talks since 2015 later this year, Brazil’s ...
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US farmer groups urge UK to ‘break’ with EU’s biotech crop rules

America’s farmers and ranchers are eager for a U.S. free trade agreement with the U.K., but only if the British ...
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Consumer-focused biotech crops are here—but will the public embrace them?

It may sound like yet another gluten-free food start-up....but Crispr is a new molecular system that scientists can use to manipulate DNA ...
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USDA, FDA set to finalize joint oversight of lab-grown meat

The USDA and FDA are ready to finalize an agreement for joint oversight of meat grown in a petri dish, ...
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Viewpoint: New York Times’ mixed record on science literacy—botched reporting on GMOs and chemicals while challenging anti-vaxxers

The New York Times has done something that it very rarely does: It wrote an editorial in support of biotechnology. The piece, ...
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Vitamin-fortified golden rice could debut in Bangladesh within 3 months

Golden rice, a new variety of rice enriched with Vitamin A will be available soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak ...
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CRISPR used to fight virus hiding inside banana genome

Genome editing has been used to destroy a virus that lurks inside many of the bananas grown in Africa. Other ...
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U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski reintroduces GMO salmon labeling bill, rejects USDA biotech disclosure rules

Alaskan Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on [January 30] reintroduced the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act, to ensure that any salmon ...
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Researchers to begin rolling out disease-resistant, heat-tolerant grains to African farmers

There are four million people with limited access to food in Chad, which ranks as second hungriest of the 119 ...
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Biofortified cassava could help fight anemia, which impacts 75% of preschool children in Nigeria

The “hidden hunger” caused by micronutrient deficiency is a global threat to human health, with particularly severe impacts in Africa ...
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Viewpoint: No, Whole Foods Magazine, there’s no plot to sneak GMOs into our food

....Last week, Whole Foods Magazine (yes, that's a thing) published an article written by a lawyer, Scott C. Tips, about an evil plan to ...
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New vectoring technology turns bees into soldiers in the war against plant pests

Bees are being armed as soldiers in the war on plant pests, leading the charge toward sustainable farming. Farming is ...
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CRISPR could make wheat safe for people with Celiac disease

Research in the Netherlands and at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in the UK has found that gene-editing ...
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Activist lawyers challenge Health Canada after agency reconfirms safety of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer

American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada ...
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Indian biotech research may get a boost from court ruling that upheld Monsanto’s patent on GMO cotton

Some scientists in India have welcomed a supreme court ruling that reinstates a patent on genetically modified cotton that had ...
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High expectations for GMO rice research in Ghana

Both farmers and the Ghanaian scientists now conducting field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice believe the improved variety will ...
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If you want consumers to embrace biotech, take their concerns about GMOs seriously, plant scientist says

As people become more conscious about the food they put on the table, farmers are having to deal with a ...
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‘Reliance on science’ may not help retailers win glyphosate-cancer lawsuits, attorneys say

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of ...
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What does ‘natural’ mean? New study probes consumers’ nuanced and inconsistent views on healthy food labels

In mid-December 2018, a nationwide survey of over 1,200 U.S. food shoppers was conducted to determine beliefs and preferences related ...
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Scientists engineer chickens to make cancer drugs—10 times cheaper to produce than factory-made medicines

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are ...
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Viewpoint: Green New Deal should invest in precision agriculture

When policymakers talk about “green jobs,” they tend to default to examples in solar power, wind and other sources of ...
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New study hyping health benefits of organic food is more marketing than science, biologist argues

How do you know when a "study" isn't really a study? When the people who performed it wrote up a ...
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Indiana state lawmaker introduces lab-grown meat labeling bill, citing need for food transparency

[Indiana] Rep. Terry Goodin, a Democrat from Austin, said he believes if someone grows meat in a laboratory petri dish, they ...