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Viewpoint: At $17/pound, vertically farmed vegetables are nowhere near sustainable

On [June 10] the city council of Jersey City, New Jersey [voted] on awarding a three-year, $1 million contract to ...
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Insect-resistant Bt cotton failed in India, claims study. Geneticist says anti-GMO authors designed research to seed doubt about crop biotech

Farmers around the world have cultivated genetically engineered (GE) crops for nearly thirty years. In that time, researchers have gathered ...
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Lab-grown crustaceans modeled after cell-based meats could be first alternative seafood to enter the market

In general, alternative seafood poses an enormous opportunity for investors. There’s huge potential for replicating the many types of seafood ...
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Farmers in Paraguay see major yield increases with GMO corn, despite degraded soil

10 years ago, a group of 14 peasant farmers in the San Juan Nepomuceno region of Caazapá took the challenge ...
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Human poop as crop fertilizer? Recycled waste may boost yields, cut groundwater contamination

Researchers from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Eat local’ builds community spirit, but it won’t stop climate change

Dissatisfied with the United States’ wasteful and planet-degrading food system, San Franciscan food activists Jessica Prentice and Sage Van Wing ...
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Zambia poised to release two drought-tolerant, disease-resistant cowpea varieties

Zambia will soon welcome two new varieties of drought tolerant cowpeas that can produce up to 10 percent more yield ...
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Omega-3 GMO canola oil, poised to reduce overfishing, ready for sale into global aquaculture market

THE first commercial quantities of omega-3 oils grown from canola in the US by Nuseed are ready to sell into ...
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‘Cognitive technologies’: Automated supply chains could alleviate pandemic-fueled food shortages

As the coronavirus crisis takes a massive toll on global markets, officials are increasingly raising alarms about the food supply ...
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Plant-based bottles could help slash 300 million tons of plastic pollution

Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into ...
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Africa needs pest-resistant crops and other biology-based solutions to crack down on fall armyworm

Most Malawians, 80 per cent of the population, are subsistence farmers, depending on agriculture for survival. After harvesting, many farmers ...
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Biotech rice cuts pesticide and energy use compared to non-GMO counterpart, study finds

The release of environmental emissions, which partly emanates from the application of chemical inputs, is a major global concern. Planting ...
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Coronavirus pandemic slows booming sales of plant-based meat

No doubt about it: makers of plant-based meat are experiencing blockbuster growth during the pandemic for a variety of reasons ...
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India battles locust infestation that could destroy enough food to feed 35,000 people—every day

Massive swarms of desert locusts are destroying crops across western and central India, spearing into Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab ...
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Gene editing among top ’emerging innovations’ needed to reach sustainable food system, 50 experts say

An international team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up ...
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Viewpoint: To feed the world with minimal environmental impact, we can’t rely on organic farming

If the goal in farming is feeding an increasing population with least impact, conventional agriculture is the approach most likely ...
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Impossible Foods says plant-based meat can ‘disrupt’ animal agriculture without displacing farmers

The plant-based meat industry will need the millions of workers now employed in animal agriculture, the founder of Impossible Foods ...
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Infographic: Philippines could boost crop yields 192%, cut pesticide use 48% with GMO insect-resistant eggplant

In the Philippines, eggplant farming is a major source of income for thousands of farmers in the eggplant-producing regions in ...
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Viewpoint: The Impossible Burger has sparked an ideological rift between anti-GMO critics

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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Regenerative agriculture boosts soil health but unlikely to slow climate change, report shows

Agriculture needs to close an 11-gigaton greenhouse gas (GHG) gap between expected emissions in 2050 and those needed to hold ...
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Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food? Entomologist debunks 6 pervasive pollinator myths

.... [B]ees are ever-increasing in popularity across many sectors including conservation, gardening, fashion, marketing, and public/corporate strategies .... And as ...
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Facing record-breaking temperatures, Belgium field tests drought-tolerant corn varieties

The effects of global warming are becoming evident even in Belgium. 2018 was exceptionally warm and dry and the summer ...
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Viewpoint: Why GMOs? Biotechnology yields a drought-tolerant rice that conventional breeding couldn’t produce

“Photosynthesis: a feat of chemical engineering underpinning creation’s entire cathedral.” ― Richard Powers, The Overstory ...
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Viewpoint: Expanding organic agriculture could make another pandemic more likely

Modern technology and agricultural intensification are the proven path to a safer future ...
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‘Sell by’ dates not backed by science, study shows, leading to $32 billion in wasted food every year

.... [T]he lack of regulation, standardization, and general understanding of date labeling on food products (such as “best by” and ...
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Can we prevent another pandemic with lab-grown, plant-based meat?

In September 2019—two months before the first reported case of the coronavirus—the World Health Organization published a report that said, ...
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Podcast: COVID-19 a global communist plot? Glyphosate didn’t cause the pandemic. Time to embrace agricultural biotechnology.

While public health officials and policymakers struggle to contain the novel SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, anti-vaccine activists claim the pandemic was orchestrated ...
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Why local food production doesn’t prevent shortages in a pandemic

Throughout this pandemic, there have been many prognostications about the future of eating and proposals to make sure we are ...