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CRISPR-edited yeast could make biofuel production more efficient

Some chemicals used to .... breakdown plants for production of biofuels .... are poison to the yeasts that turn the ...
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Video: Fear of biotech remains high, but GMOs are revolutionizing farming worldwide

It's no secret that many consumers remain fearful of agricultural biotechnology. More than half of Europe's citizens, for instance, believe ...
How is India's organic-only farming experiment in Sikkim going? Peering past the propaganda, not so sustainably.

How is India’s organic-only farming experiment in Sikkim going? Peering past the propaganda, not so sustainably.

India's farm sector is in massive flux and strife right now. After a massive ten-day strike in June, Indian farmers ...
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Video: Ancient corn variety that makes its own nitrogen could lead to more sustainable farming

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He ...
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The next food revolution: Brought to you by CRISPR gene editing

Crispr has the potential to boost yields, disease resistance, and taste, and even tackle allergens like gluten. It could radically ...
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Climate change threatens champagne production, but wineries use ‘smart genetics’ to stave off problems

In the cold, chalky cellars deep underground at boutique Champagne house A.R. Lenoble, co-owner Antoine Malassagne shares his worries about ...
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If every country ate like America, the world would run out of farmland, study claims

If everybody in the world adopted the North American diet, there would be a shortage of land .... a new ...
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‘Geoengineering’ the atmosphere to slow climate change would threaten agricultural production

Proposals to combat climate change by reflecting the sun’s rays back into space would cause widespread crop failure, cancelling out ...
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With limited arable land available around the world, is organic farming sustainable?

This question comes up frequently in discussions of farming practices – how much arable land is there on the Earth, ...
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Talking Biotech: Winning the disease resistance ‘arms race’ against plant pathogens to ensure food security

The disease resistance arms race between plants and pathogens continues. But scientists have entered this war on the side of ...
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Scientists recruit wheat microbes to halt devastating plant fungal disease

Fusarium head blight is a devastating fungal disease affecting wheat and barley crops worldwide. According to the American Phytopathological Society, ...
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Precision drones, driverless tractors bring automated agriculture closer to fruition in the UK

Farming drones from China may soon be buzzing across British fields as a result of a new partnership between Chinese ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
'Land sparing' or 'land sharing'? More intensive agriculture better helps farmers fight climate change

‘Land sparing’ or ‘land sharing’? More intensive agriculture better helps farmers fight climate change

Farmers face a growing dilemma .... How do you feed .... people without harming the environment? [G]rowing as much food ...
Viewpoint: Why saving seeds is an unproductive farming practice that locks in poverty

Viewpoint: Why saving seeds is an unproductive farming practice that locks in poverty

Farmers mired in farming systems in which saving and cleaning old seed is an economical use of their time is ...
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Protect your pets: Many agriculturally necessary plants are naturally toxic to animals

Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host ...
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As honeybee population grows, scientists question link between neonicotinoids and bee health

Some argue that an increase in insecticide use and a much-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder [CCD] issue have caused honey bees ...
Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

.... For several years now, GMOs and organic have consumed America’s attention. It isn’t our interest in these topics that is ...
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FDA approves sugar made from Brazil’s first Bt sugarcane variety

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that it is safe to consume sugar produced from the genetically ...
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Success of insect resistant Bt eggplant in Bangladesh opened door to GMOs in the developing world

Bt brinjal is the first genetically engineered crop to be commercially released in Bangladesh, and other GE crops are in ...
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13 African countries have biotech crops in different stages of development, but approvals are slow

A new report published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) shows that GM crop cultivation ...
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Grapes genetically resistant to mildew rot could cut pesticide use and French wine prices at the same time

French wineries have to use a lot of pesticide to keep their grapes healthy, and that's both expensive and costly ...
Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to ...
Stopping gene flow: 'Containment genes' could prevent GMO seeds from spreading in the wild

Stopping gene flow: ‘Containment genes’ could prevent GMO seeds from spreading in the wild

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings ...
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Agricultural innovation raises thorny ethical questions about overconsumption in the western world

Scientists at the Department of Agrobiotechnology research facility in the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Tulln, ...
When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

Jennie Schmidt, Third-Generation Maryland Farmer, Registered Dietitian, Member of the Global Farmer Network | August 7, 2018 Highlights: Combining a ...
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Ghanaian farmers enlist drones to combat fall armyworm invasion

Farmers at Janga in the West Mamprusi municipality of the Northern Region [in Ghana] are learning how to use drones ...
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Regulators reverse Obama-era ban on GMOs, neonicotinoid pesticides in wildlife refuges

The Interior Department announced plans [August 3rd] to reverse a rule that banned the use of pesticides in national wildlife ...