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Question of liability: Why researchers are worried about Uganda’s new biotech act

Uganda’s Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act has sent a cold chill down the spines of scientists who dream of creating new ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall, many consumers are still worried about pesticides. They are especially concerned with ...
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6 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Why does the GMO debate have a bit of Groundhog Day aspect to it? The way the issues are framed ...
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10 times science challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
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Proposed U.S. regulation of gene-edited food animals is not fit for purpose

Both plant and animal breeders need access to gene editing tools to introduce sustainability traits ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are key to sustainable farming—why are some scientists afraid to talk about them?

A shallow piece in the journal Science downplaying the importance of GMO crops belongs in a New Age publication ...
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Viewpoint: Developing nations face onslaught of ‘fake news’ targeting GMOs

A recent article co-authored by a prominent Malaysian economist propagated several popular myths about GMOs. A Malaysian scientist and communicator ...
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Plagiarism allegation likely to spur activist challenges of EU approval of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup

An alliance of Greens alleges that a key study in the approval process may have been copied in part from ...
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Viewpoint: We should stop blaming cows for climate change

The claim that meat production generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector is demonstrably false, says Frank Mitloehner ...
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What’s going to happen in farm biotech in 2019? Gene-edited foods; lab-grown meat surges; CRISPR regulation clarity

These are the trends I expect to define biotech in agriculture during 2019.  ...
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Young Ugandan biotech advocates push back against scare tactics of European and American-funded anti-GMO African environmental activists

While many of his classmates worried, Jonan decided to work in defense of biotechnology ...
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Saving our seeds and why we could do more to protect genetic diversity

Nations of the world are working to preserve seed diversity through the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ...
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With the ‘bee crisis’ fading and European farmers fearing an insect invasion, EU’s neonicotinoid ban fiasco stumbles into the New Year

The future of a controversial agricultural pesticide remains in limbo, thanks to scientific uncertainty and political malfeasance ...
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2018 biotech review: Second generation of GMOs arrives as US anti-GMO movement falters

A prediction that the anti-GMO movement would become increasingly irrelevant in 2018 comes to pass ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat isn’t as ‘clean’ as you might think

There are many polarizing false dichotomies around this emerging technology ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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Can we meet a growing need for food without destroying our environment?

'Sustainable intensification' takes the best ideas from conventional and organic farming ...
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Examining the EU’s contradictory treatment of glyphosate and copper sulfate pesticides

Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift ...
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US regulators grapple with oversight of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the regulatory framework in the US for the products of ...
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New biotech crop-breeding technologies struggle for traction across much of Africa

"Multinational companies from the developed world don’t want any scientific progress going on in Africa," says Ugandan researcher ...
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Evaluating claims GMOs and modern agriculture have led to a 75% drop in crop diversity

The conventional wisdom is wrong: crop diversity is not collapsing. Our changing diets indicate there are reasons for both concern ...
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Viewpoint: Scientific ignorance fuels skepticism of crop biotechnology

This one question is an effective test of scientific ignorance ...
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Fighting weeds: Can we reduce, or even eliminate, herbicides by utilizing robotics and AI?

A quick look at some of the technical strategies being pursued in farming robotics and AI ...
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Podcast: Jon Entine, Kevin Folta, Perry Hackett on how gene editing could dampen the partisan GMO divide

How do you win over people who view crop biotechnology and corporate influence as threats? One answer may be gene ...