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GM insect-resistant Bt cowpea could add $638 million to Nigeria’s economy over 6 years

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), a biotechnology informative platform, says Nigeria could rake in 638 million dollars in ...
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GMOs unnatural? So are strawberries, Brussels sprouts and many other popular foods

By definition, a genetically modified organism is an organism produced through the production of heritable improvements in plants or animals ...
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Epigenetic breeding could yield enhanced crops—and end run public’s fear of ‘GMOs’

Novel grafted plants — consisting of rootstock epigenetically modified to “believe” it has been under stress — joined to an ...
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Gene-edited crops and animals: Best-kept secrets in the fight against climate change

Advances in gene editing over the past decade have given scientists new tools to tailor the biochemistry of nearly any ...
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How do you make ice cream without animals? Train fungi to ‘act like cows’

The food company Perfect Day has found a way to replicate whey—a milk protein that’s partially responsible for dairy’s creamy ...
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GM Impossible Burger hits 200 grocery stories in Asia, as effort to ‘replace’ meat moves forward

[Impossible Foods'] flagship imitation beef product went on sale in 200 supermarkets across Hong Kong and Singapore on Tuesday. Impossible's ...
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Video: GM insect-resistant cotton boosted India’s crop yields 29% and farmer incomes $24.31 billion

Insect-resistant (IR) cotton has impacted the lives of Indian farmers since it was introduced in 2002. This is according to  ...
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Drought, cropland expansion push Great Plains toward ‘Dust Bowl 2.0,’ climate scientists say

Earlier [in October], a storm front swept across the Great Plains of the United States, plowing up a wall of ...
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Plant-based burgers….now milk? Impossible Foods aims to make realistic dairy alternative without cows

.... Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger and other plant-based meat alternatives, are working on another food replacement that ...
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Cowspiracy? GMO OMG? Beware of misleading food ‘documentaries,’ ex-organic farmer warns

Not long ago, I spoke to a teacher who had recently shown Food, Inc. to her class, and she asked me my ...
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World Food Day: Post-pandemic food security and resilience in Bangladesh

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic lays waste to lives and livelihoods in countries around the globe, [October ...
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Genetic engineering reveals how Venus flytrap spots prey, shedding light on plant’s short-term ‘memory’

A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, ...
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What I got wrong: GMO skeptic turned crop biotech advocate explains his ‘slow-motion conversion’

A recent open-heart surgery put my mind, as it might, on themes relating to mortality. Which got me thinking about ...
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Rewilding farmland can protect biodiversity and sequester carbon, new study finds

Restoring ecosystems on just 15 percent of the world’s current farmland could spare 60 percent of the species expected to ...
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Insect-resistant GM eggplant could boost Philippines’ crop yields 192%, reduce pesticide use 48%

Eggplant is an economically important vegetable in the Philippines, where its production accounts for nearly one-third of the total volume ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt cotton boosted India’s crop yields? Activist study says no, but crop biotech experts say yes

Was the introduction of transgenic (GMO) cotton seeds to India in 2002 the beginning of the renaissance of the country's ...
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Viewpoint: Activists aim to block GM chestnut tree by hyping potential risks and ignoring real benefits

For more than 30 years, the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) has been engaged in a privately financed program .... to produce ...
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Nitrogen fertilizers are jeopardizing climate goals, new study finds

The expanding use of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture is pushing nitrous oxide emissions to levels that jeopardize climate goals and ...
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‘Farmers aren’t stupid.’ If ‘regenerative agriculture’ worked, they’d embrace it, New Zealand dairy scientist says

This is a call to make it clear that what is being suggested by environmentalists will limit our ability to ...
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Viewpoint: We have a food-waste problem, but cutting meat consumption won’t solve it

Most commercial produce is bought and discarded within two days. It can't even be given to food shelters or homeless ...
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GM crops can slash Africa’s pesticide use: Insect-resistant cowpea field trial shows farmers how

A team of scientists developing Bt Cowpea at CSIR-SARI organized a field day at its confined field trial site in ...
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Biotech milestone: Argentina could be first nation to approve GM drought-tolerant wheat

The Argentine government will approve drought-tolerant transgenic wheat variety HB4 from biotechnology company Bioceres, according to an official resolution to ...
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Goodbye gin and tonics? Invasive plant disease threatens juniper berries used to make gin

The gin industry, which is worth £3.2bn to the UK economy, has the potential to be devastated by an invasive ...
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Generation Z accepts GMOs, but 72% not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey shows

It wasn’t long ago that a U.S.-based study found that 77 percent of Generation Z are just fine with food ...
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Gene-edited plants and animals: Our secret weapons in the battle to slow climate change?

Nearly 200 nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, pledging to reduce their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. By ...
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No evidence GMO chestnut trees harm humans, animals or the environment, developers tell USDA

Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have developed Darling 58 American ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt eggplant could help Philippines prevent as much as 73% crop losses, cut ‘almost daily’ pesticide use

Eggplant production in the Philippines suffers severe yield losses from insect pests, diseases, and extreme environmental conditions. The most destructive ...
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Natural is better? Fungus used in organic pesticides may cause ‘severe rot’ in corn, study finds

Protecting crops against pests and diseases is essential to ensure a secure food supply. Around 95 percent of food comes ...