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Epigenetics could alter the way we breed crops for drought and climate change

New techniques allow researchers to change the way crops behave and handle adverse conditions--without actually altering the plants' underlying DNA ...
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Will glyphosate residue in beer and wine raise your cancer risk? If you drink 8 gallons a day

How much should we be worried? Not at all ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Naïve’ calls for glyphosate ban threaten higher food prices, resurgence of more toxic pesticides

The unintended consequences of glyphosate bans are many and potentially severe ...
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Deciphering US plans for regulating biotech animal breeding

An overview of the regulation of biotech breeding as it relates to animals, covering some open and unsettled issues.  ...
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Viewpoint: Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb scored some wins, but dropped the ball on food labeling, gene-edited plants and animals

Gottlieb’s policy proposals for FDA oversight of gene-edited plants and animals were as inexplicable as they were inconsistent with longstanding U.S. policy ...
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Why do we need GMOs if we already grow enough food to feed the world?

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but what does that really mean, considering abundant food in the west ...
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30,000 food products with Non-GMO Project label may be “false or misleading,” FDA guidance document says

The Non-GMO label may soon see its ubiquitous butterfly wings trimmed ...
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Viewpoint: Opponents of lab-grown meats are using anti-GMO arguments they will soon regret

Anti-GMO style tropes are being used against the Impossible Burger by people who should know better ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs will thwart US food innovation

In the absence of sensible regulation of the breathtaking genetic variation that exists naturally in our food species, innovation will ...
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Working to build trust in the insect-resistant BT cowpea, Nigeria’s first genetically modified food crop

A crop created through technology faces intense opposition in Nigeria ...
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Pesticides increase cancer risk for farmers? Rethinking the ‘irrefutable consensus’

Though it may seem otherwise, the term 'irrefutable' is not at all flattering ...
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Viewpoint: How the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. fails viewers in its misleading coverage of GMO crops and glyphosate

There is no excuse for such misinformation from Canada's ‘National News Agency.' ...
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3 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Here is the evidence to put these misconceptions to rest ...
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5 things to know about genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon coming soon to US grocery stores

Animal genomics expert Alison Van Eenennaam explains the significance of the FDA’s move ...
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Viewpoint: Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture

Farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by the demands and unrealistic expectations of food advocacy groups and activists such as ...
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Africa edging toward greater acceptance of genetically engineered crops

Many African nations are increasingly listening to the scientific community rather than vocal opponents of GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate ‘true believers’ circumvent democracy with legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup weed killer

Between the opportunists and the 'true believers'...which is worse? ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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Can we boost crop yields by making photosynthesis better with genetic engineering?

Will an improvement of photosynthesis make up for the food shortfalls we expect to face in coming years? ...
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Uncertain future of Uganda’s GMO law spurs anxiety, confusion among biotech supporters

Biotech supporters are unsure what the delay means ...
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Latest ecological fake news scare: Like the ‘honeybee armageddon’ narrative, pesticide-driven ‘insect-pocalypse’ claim is collapsing

The 'bee-pocalypse' was an exaggerated fiction grounded in genuine concerns. The 'insect-pocalypse' is more of the same ...
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Viewpoint: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal wants to make agriculture sustainable—but farmers beat her to it

The Green New Deal puts forth a lot of idealistic proposals without much specificity, strategic planning, or research ...
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Pseudo-science alert: For $9,500, Politico provides disinformation about crop biotechnology, GMOs and pesticides

When Politico strays from politics into agricultural biotech, its naiveté and lack of science expertise shows through ...
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Viewpoint: Agroecology is a ‘dead end’ for African farmers trying to achieve food security

For the past 50 years, Daisy Namusoke has grown crops on her small plot of land in the Buikwe District ...
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Using genetic engineering to turn annual crops into perennials could bolster global food production

One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...
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How genetically engineered crops can boost Africa’s fight against malnutrition

Engineered crops can provide the long-sought breakthrough in food security for Africa ...
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Whispering down the ‘fake news’ lane targeting conventional farming: No, Lou Gehrig’s Disease not caused by pesticides spread by chemical-spraying airplanes

Is it sensationalism to get traffic, lazy reporting -- or intentional misrepresentation of facts? ...