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Food of the future: Will plant-based and lab-grown proteins become household staples?

Plant-based meats are now a fixture at fast-food restaurants around the world, and plant-based milk is a household staple. Alternatives ...
UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

UK sugar beet farmers could be growing gene-edited, disease-resistant crops within 5 years

[British Sugar] is investigating gene-edited beet seed as a long-term solution to [virus yellows] disease, which devastated crops across eastern ...
Anti-GMO activists launch final effort to block AquaBounty’s fast-growing, sustainable GM salmon as US sales loom

Anti-GMO activists launch final effort to block AquaBounty’s fast-growing, sustainable GM salmon as US sales loom

As biotech firm AquaBounty prepares to harvest its GE AquAdvantage salmon for sale in the US, activist groups have trotted ...
'Peak meat' 2025? As plant-based proteins grow more popular, beef consumption will drop, study predicts

‘Peak meat’ 2025? As plant-based proteins grow more popular, beef consumption will drop, study predicts

An increasing number of people are eating meat and dairy alternatives as concern grows over health, the environmental impact of ...
Viewpoint: Animal agriculture offers potentially ‘game-changing solutions’ to climate change

Viewpoint: Animal agriculture offers potentially ‘game-changing solutions’ to climate change

Cows are often assigned disproportionate climate change blame, but recent weeks in Washington bring hope that political leaders may begin ...
CRISPR ‘super corn’ with more kernels could reduce land, fertilizer and water use

CRISPR ‘super corn’ with more kernels could reduce land, fertilizer and water use

Thanks to selective breeding over the course of some 9,000 years, humans were able to transform an ancient wild grass ...
Could lab-grown wood halt deforestation around the world?

Could lab-grown wood halt deforestation around the world?

[P]lant cells that have similar properties on mass to wood can be used to create materials that could be used ...
Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That's because you don't know what life is like without them

Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That’s because you don’t know what life is like without them

Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
What is regenerative farming, and is it a solution to climate change?

What is regenerative farming, and is it a solution to climate change?

At a high level, Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming practices based on decades of science and applied research that ...
Lab-grown tuna could satisfy growing demand for fish without the severe environmental impact

Lab-grown tuna could satisfy growing demand for fish without the severe environmental impact

From 1961 to 2015, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, global fish consumption grew from 9kg to 20.2kg ...
‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

North America’s monarch butterfly population is in trouble. That much has been clear for decades but scientists have found that ...
Viewpoint: USDA, FDA should abandon ‘tangled’ gene-edited animal rules and collaborate to commercialize more products

Viewpoint: USDA, FDA should abandon ‘tangled’ gene-edited animal rules and collaborate to commercialize more products

The science says and continues to say that foods made from genetically modified crops are safe for consumption, they can ...
Biden Administration backs aerial glyphosate spraying to combat Colombia’s cocaine trade, drawing criticism from some drug policy experts

Biden Administration backs aerial glyphosate spraying to combat Colombia’s cocaine trade, drawing criticism from some drug policy experts

Biden’s administration celebrated Colombia’s decision to restart aerial eradication of coca in its annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.  Colombian ...
Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

Africa’s fall armyworm invasion has contributed to poverty and hunger among smallholder farmers, a pioneering study shows. Severe levels of ...
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Viewpoint: Consumer-focused GM and gene-edited products throw anti-GMO movement's future into doubt

Viewpoint: Consumer-focused GM and gene-edited products throw anti-GMO movement’s future into doubt

The bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory that has swept the nation and embedded itself in our political discourse is a prime ...
Viewpoint: Public investment in farming technology could cut land use by 63 thousand square miles—'about the size of Iowa’

Viewpoint: Public investment in farming technology could cut land use by 63 thousand square miles—’about the size of Iowa’

Using existing research on the relationship between R&D and productivity and SIMPLE, a global economic model of agriculture, we find ...
First lab-grown chicken nuggets just hit restaurants in Singapore, and more ‘slaughter-free’ meats could arrive in 2021

First lab-grown chicken nuggets just hit restaurants in Singapore, and more ‘slaughter-free’ meats could arrive in 2021

The company behind [an in vitro cultured] poultry product, Eat Just, has since sold more than 200 servings of the ...
Here’s how GM canola-derived fish feed could make aquaculture more sustainable

Here’s how GM canola-derived fish feed could make aquaculture more sustainable

Fish feed ingredient Aquaterra, derived from genetically modified canola, has been certified for sustainable aquafeed production by Friend of the ...
Viewpoint: Biden Interior Secretary's opposition to pesticides and GM crops puts endangered species in jeopardy

Viewpoint: Biden Interior Secretary’s opposition to pesticides and GM crops puts endangered species in jeopardy

Deb Haaland’s nomination to head the Interior Department has advanced to the full Senate, but the New Mexico representative weathered ...
Viewpoint: USDA data show the predicted ‘Beepocalypse’ has been postponed another year

Viewpoint: USDA data show the predicted ‘Beepocalypse’ has been postponed another year

The latest numbers on honeybee colonies have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and they show that the ...
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25 years of GMOs: 4 farmers weigh in on the costs and benefits of biotech crops

[29-year-old Lewis] Stearns is part of a generation of farmers that has grown up with GM technology, which now is ...
Will consumers accept the world’s first gene-edited tomato?

Will consumers accept the world’s first gene-edited tomato?

[Japanese startup Sanatech Seed’s] Sicilian Rouge High GABA tomato was developed using cutting edge CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. It contains ...
Biden Administration reviewing USDA proposal to take over animal gene-editing regulation from FDA

Biden Administration reviewing USDA proposal to take over animal gene-editing regulation from FDA

A Department of Agriculture spokesman said in February that [the decision to shift regulatory authority of genetically modified livestock] is ...
Just how ‘green’ are biofuels? Why turning crops into energy might not be a worthwhile climate change solution

Just how ‘green’ are biofuels? Why turning crops into energy might not be a worthwhile climate change solution

Biofuels are liquid fuels made from biomass (plant or animal organic materials) and used primarily in transportation, which is almost ...
Insect-resistant Bt rice nutritionally equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart, study finds

Insect-resistant Bt rice nutritionally equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart, study finds

Researchers from the Republic of Korea documented that Bt rice is compositionally equivalent to its non-Bt counterpart by using four ...
Nature editorial: Post-Brexit, the UK should embrace gene editing in food and agriculture while taking safety concerns seriously

Nature editorial: Post-Brexit, the UK should embrace gene editing in food and agriculture while taking safety concerns seriously

[B]ecause of Brexit, [the UK] has an opportunity to diverge from EU [agricultural] regulations. In a consultation that [ended] on ...
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