Agroecology advocates urge global shift away from 'unsustainable industrial agriculture'

Agroecology advocates urge global shift away from ‘unsustainable industrial agriculture’

Input-intensive crop monocultures and industrial-scale feedlots must be consigned to the past in order to put global food systems onto ...
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After Bayer-Monsanto merger, will ‘big ag’ invest in big data?

The merger has been a laboured one: in order to please regulators, Bayer had to sell its seed and herbicide ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Viewpoint: Regulatory hurdles, anti-GMO activists stymie adoption of sustainable crop biotechnology innovations in developing world

Ever-more powerful genetic technologies, such as genome-editing endonucleases and marker-assisted breeding, continue to facilitate the development of genetically modified (GM) ...
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Cell free proteins? Unraveling the mysteries of the plant circadian clock

The basic unit of life is the cell; tiny, fatty, self-replicating bubbles that have adapted to fill almost every environment ...
Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads 'fake science'

Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads ‘fake science’

This fact sheet describes the contents of an organic industry confidential public relations plan to spread fake science in its promotion. In ...
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Green revolution: Indian farmers advocate for legalization of GMO mustard, biotech crops

A new green revolution is in the making. Farmers in India are now using social media to promote and advocate ...
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Argentinian government approves genetically modified glyphosate-resistant alfalfa

[On June 9th], the Argentinian government approved the first transgenic alfalfa for the country with resistance to the glyphosate herbicide and with ...
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How to outwit weeds: Genetically engineered cotton that feeds on phosphite, an alternative, sustainable fertilizer

Wily weeds can develop resistance to herbicides, allowing them to compete with genetically modified crops designed to tolerate weed-killing chemicals ...
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‘Super bacteria’ could boost crop yields and reduce nitrogen pollution

Bioscientist Dr. Ted Cocking, from the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation in the UK, was the first to unlock the ...
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Why is the first US genetically engineered salmon farm in Indiana?

The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as ...
Viewpoint: What Charles Mann's 'Wizard and Prophet' book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Viewpoint: What Charles Mann’s ‘Wizard and Prophet’ book gets wrong about food and agriculture

I've been reading Charles Mann's latest book Wizards and Prophets, which was released earlier this year. ... While I thought the ...
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Debunking the myth that India is awash in pesticides

India has made rapid progress in the field of agriculture in recent years. Unfortunately, this largely remains unknown and uncelebrated ...
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Impossible Foods hits back at Grub Street article questioning Impossible Burger’s safety

Impossible Foods is a disruptive company with an urgent mission to make meat better. Mainstream and social media play a critical ...
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SexyPlant: Can GMO crops that produce insect sex pheromones replace pesticides?

“Sexy plants” are on the way to replacing many harmful pesticides, scientists say, by producing the sex pheromones of insects ...
Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project | June 13, 2018Highlights: Anti-GMO activists, aided by Russian propaganda, have ...
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Brazilian government fines native communities for growing GMO crops

The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat ...
The social consequences of the GMO debate

The social consequences of the GMO debate

The GMO debate has been raging for two decades, but this debate isn’t actually about GMOs at all. Rather, “GMOs” ...
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Why is the Impossible Burger under attack by anti-GMO groups?

The food start-up’s success is undeniable — and a noticeable affront to Big Meat — but Impossible Foods’ hasty rise has also ...
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Natural insecticide from tobacco plants could fend off crop pests without killing them

Although it's associated with nasty cigarettes, the tobacco plant is also a potential source of vaccines, biofuel and antibiotics. Now, a chemical from the ...
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Organic farming advocate Klaas Martens comes out in favor of gene-edited crops

Klaas Martens, a prominent voice in the organic movement and a third-generation grain and livestock farmer, says he would be ...
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Indian scientists develop GMO mustard with higher yields

Researchers at Delhi-based TERI School of Advanced Studies have developed an early flowering transgenic variety of mustard. The work is ...
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The future of meat: Can science replace animals?

All economic activities related to research, development, production, trade and consumption of plants, animals and all other living things are ...
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Can Joyn Bio’s genetically engineered microbes replace chemical fertilizers?

Big Ag is addicted to nitrogen fertilizers. It’s a massive problem for the global climate, yet it may yield to a ...
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GMO pigs could reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution up to 45%

In pig production, inefficient feed digestion causes excessive nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen to be released to the environment ...
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Dissecting claims about Monsanto suing farmers for accidentally planting patented seeds

Much to the dismay of anti-GMO activists, courts around the world including SCOTUS have consistently upheld the rights of companies ...
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Reviving the American chestnut: Genetic modification can save the iconic tree from extinction

We’re using the tools of biotechnology to produce fully American chestnut trees that successfully tolerate blight infections, protecting the tree ...
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Uganda’s scientists strive to use biotechnology to solve agricultural, health and environmental challenges

It is morning time, we are in a hotel based at the center of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, ...

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