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Can genome research on the palm tree help save endangered rainforests?

Scientists hope to use genomic knowledge to grow better trees that can yield more oil and reduce pressure on the ...
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Grist: Does the “little difference” between GE and traditional breeding matter?

The interpretation of what “a little” means for perception of risk, and for public policy, varies wildly depending on people’s ...
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It’s time to play God with our food

There future of food may hold some hybrid of organic and genetically modified techniques, if we're ready for it ...
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‘Natural food’ fallacy: “Waiter, there’s a gene in my soup!”

Plant biotechnologist Jimmy Botella busts the naturalistic fallacy and reveals the reality of our "unnatural" natural food supply ...
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Biotech ups food production, won’t feed world alone

Biotech's focus on increasing food production ignores the fact that mass hunger exists alongside a huge surplus ...
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What’s the value of an “organic” label?

Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats but consumers willing to pay ...
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Call to action: Grist reevaluates crop biotechnology; It’s time the rest of journalism does too

Grist is taking a bold step in reevaluating its anti-GE stance. It's the latest in many milestones for reason and ...
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Biotech innovations rescuing near extinct American chestnut tree

Rival biotechnologists race to use genetic engineering to bring back the American chestnut tree ...
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The precautionary principle is out-of-step with the modern world

In place of informed, real-world choices that include the potential implications of both doing something and not doing it, the ...
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Open-source GM: Separating Monsanto from modification

Open-source GMOs will "help fight climate change and stick one in Monsanto’s eye." ...
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Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

A new weapon in that fight to save honeybees could be RNA molecules that kill a troublesome parasite by disrupting ...
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Grist finally acknowledges ‘no health threats from GE foods’

It’s hard to make the case that we should trust science on global warming while scoffing at the statements of ...

Pakistan: Food Minister for using biotechnology to reduce food insecurity

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Hayat Khan Bosan on Monday stressed the need to promote biotechnology in ...
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Eco-zealots want you to believe eating GM crops is dining with the devil

The Daily Mail offers a thorough summary of the GM issue, in particular its contentiousness in the UK ...
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Analysis of Kaua’i County Anti-GMO Bill

Biofortified analyzes the bill proposed by anti-biotech groups in Kauai to curtail planting of genetically modified crops ...
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Coffee in crisis: Transgenics to the rescue?

Central American coffee production is on red alert because of the coffee rust fungus. We need transgenics to create resistant, ...
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The impatient optimism of GM crops and food security

Are GM crops needed to feed the world? That's not the right question to ask ...

Genetic modification and the fate of sustainable fish farming

Whole Foods's refusal to stock salmon fed with GM yeast may stifle technology that delivers environmental benefits ...
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Europe’s anti-GM stance denies Africa’s ability to feed itself

A leading African academic condemns European environmentalists for blocking the adoption of biotech crops ...
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The Great Biotech Debate is Tuesday

The GLP's Jon Entine will be participating in The Great Biotechnology Debate at the CATO Institute tomorrow, alongside plant geneticists ...
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Transgenic salmon hybridize with trout, produce sterile offspring

A recent "worst case scenario" breeding experiment has opponents of the AquAdvantage salmon unduly scared ...
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Pesticide use is up — have biotech crops backfired?

What does increased pesticide use really say about the success or failure of pest-resistant biotech crops? ...
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Organic industry’s credibility eroded by misinformation about GE foods

The most extreme and ill-informed of the organic advocacy groups are damaging the credibility of the entire organic industry. The ...
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Genetics continues to garner attention as conservation tool

Genetics continues to make headlines in conservation efforts, even if it's not the species-saving panacea some hope for ...
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Peru crop biotech ban highlights botched debate over biodiversity

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 percent in the next 40 years. What role could or ...

Kenya: National Biosafety Authority to ensure GM foods’ safety

The following is an excerpt. Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority ...

Could biotech bring back the American chestnut?

The following is an excerpt. Once upon a time, according to folklore, a squirrel could travel through America’s chestnut forests ...
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Nature’s must-read issue on genetically modified organisms

Keith Kloor dissects and summarizes Nature magazine's special issue on genetically modified organisms ...
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