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South Australian government vows to fight bill reinstating ‘archaic’ GMO crop moratorium

The Marshall Liberal Government will stand firm in its support for South Australian grain growers’ campaign to enjoy the same ...
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Impossible Foods cuts prices 15% as new competitors enter plant-based meat market

Makers of plant-based meat alternatives are cutting prices, as startups compete with food-industry giants for slices of the rapidly growing ...
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China develops African swine fever vaccine to curb disease that’s nearly halved its pork production

China’s Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, the country’s top research body on animal diseases, said it developed an African swine fever ...
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Viewpoint: How New Zealand’s biotech ‘science deniers’ hinder effort to fight climate change with GMO ryegrass

Methane abatement efforts are important. Let's get the reporting right ...
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Steak from CO2? How space-inspired technology could change the way we produce meat

Currently, it takes a couple of years to “make” a steak. That’s the length of time it takes to rear ...
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Bumble Bee Foods launches plant-based seafood venture as consumers ‘pivot away’ from canned tuna

Bumble Bee Foods is hooked on plant-based seafood. The tuna maker announced [March 2] a joint distribution venture with vegan ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing save the Cavendish banana from extinction?

When it comes to tropical fruits, Norwich [UK] probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind. But here ...
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How ‘speed breeding’ will help expand crop diversity to feed 10 billion people

These technologies could be game changers in the world of plant breeding ...
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New ‘super weed’ crisis emerging? Dicamba herbicide failing to stop growth of Palmer amaranth pigweed in greenhouses experiments

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel has spent the past two months coaxing Palmer amaranth weeds to grow from ...
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GMO blight-resistant potato expected to help over 300,000 farmers in Uganda cut pesticide use, boost yields

Stakeholders working within the potato sector in Uganda are confident about the wide adoption of a new bioengineered late blight ...
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African swine fever decimates global pork production. Can a genetically engineered vaccine stop it?

In the fall of 2017, a year before an unfamiliar virus captured the world’s attention with an explosive outbreak in ...
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‘RIPE’ computer model that boosts photosynthesis could help increase food production by 20% per acre

There’s an international research project called RIPE, short for Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency. The effort .... most recently has developed ...
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Gene-edited, salt-tolerant rice grown at sea could help feed 3.5 billion people sustainably

Growing rice in the ocean sounds a little whacky, but ocean agriculture is an emerging form of food production that ...
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Starbucks will debut plant-based Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich in Canada March 3

Starbucks Corp. announced [Feb. 26] that it will add a plant-based Beyond Meat Inc. sandwich to the menu in Canada ...
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Fighting blight with GMO potatoes

Dr. Eric Magembe is committed to using the tools of genetic engineering to fight the devasating potato late blight disease ...
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Viewpoint: Energy-intensive production, contamination risks threaten to slow lab-grown meat development

Lab-raised meat is unlikely to make rapid strides in the consumer market due to steep economic and technological hurdles, according ...
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Podcast: How ‘anti-CRISPR’ viral proteins can fine-tune gene editing in medicine and agriculture

Researchers hope to exploit this viral countermeasure to regulate gene editing and minimize unintended mutations during the editing process ...
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Non-GMO, high-protein ‘smart peas’ slated for 2021 debut, with other ‘super trait’ crop varieties to follow

Equinom, an Israeli startup, raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding from BASF Venture Capital, Roquette, Trendlines ...
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Synthetic booze: Lab-made wine, sake may be coming to a bar near you—and whiskey is already there

San Francisco startup Endless West unveiled two products Thursday, Feb. 20, the likes of which have never been sold before: ...
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Disney names GMO Impossible Burger its preferred plant-based meat, noting customers ‘have embraced’ vegan options

Disney and Impossible Foods, which makes plant-based meat designed to look, taste and cook like the real thing, have struck ...
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Wealthy consumers throw out nearly 530 calories per day, study finds, more than double previous food waste estimates

Consumers are likely wasting much more food than commonly believed, according to a study published .... in the open-access journal ...
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Fungi-based ‘faux bacon’ sold out on Valentine’s Day—now it’s headed for a San Francisco butcher shop

This bacon is elusive. It doesn’t come from a pig. You can’t even buy it anymore. Maybe that’s because people ...
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Growing cotton in space could generate crop varieties with stronger fiber, better drought tolerance and disease resistance

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology teamed up with several partners in a series of research collaborations, grants, and projects. Their mission: ...
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Virus-resistant tilapia could help safeguard critical food source, preserve $10 billion fishing industry

Resistance to a deadly disease that is affecting the second most farmed fish in the world has been found to ...
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Cargill preps for April launch of plant-based burger to compete with Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

Cargill Inc will launch plant-based hamburger patties and ground “fake meat” products in April, the company said on [Feb. 24], ...
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USDA unveils initiative to halve US farming environmental footprint, boost production 40% by 2050

The world’s population is likely to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. The global agriculture sector will not only need ...
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Spray-on ‘vaccine’ could protect food crops from pests in countries that ban GMO disease-resistant plants

In August 2019, a research group .... announced the development of a rapid and reliable approach to creating a “vaccine” for ...
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Viewpoint: We can sustainably feed 10 billion people. Here’s how CRISPR and GMO crops can help

If adopted widely, genetic engineering will bring us closer to meeting the EAT-Lancet dietary targets ...