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Cheese without the cow: Could bioengineering produce animal-free dairy products?

Australian-US firm Change Foods is creating cheese from scratch using bio-engineering technology, claiming that their products will hold an advantage ...
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Could genetically engineered, nitrogen-fixing crops replace polluting synthetic fertilizers?

Everyone has heard of the nutrient, nitrogen, but why is it important to plants? It's a key ingredient in proteins, ...
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Non-GMO pest-resistant sunflower field destroyed by French anti-biotech ‘Volunteer Reapers’

Two hectares of experimental sunflower crops were destroyed not far from Rodez by about sixty voluntary mowers, an anti-GMO movement ...
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Viewpoint: Global food security threatened by Europe’s anti-GMO ‘food bullying’

The Farm to Fork program in Europe is designed to regulate food production in the E.U. as well as promote ...
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Video: We can ‘finally’ grow GMOs—Nigerian farmer explains why developing countries need biotech crops

Nigerian farmer Patience Koku discusses the GMO crop trials she is conducting on her farm, and why growers can "rise ...
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Philippines rollout of insect-resistant Bt eggplant expected to dramatically increase farmer profits

Eggplant farmers suffer significant yield losses at 51-73% annually due to the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (FSB). To address ...
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New meta-analysis finds Bt crops have no impact on soil biota

A new meta-analysis finds that genetically modified Bt crops — in stark contrast to some pesticides — have no impact ...
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Hangover free wine? CRISPR gene editing could produce new varietals and disease-resistant grapes

Gene editing offers a new tool for wine grape growers, who have for decades grappled with troublesome pests, high pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement reinforces inequality while doing little to improve health outcomes

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Lab-grown…kibble? How cultured meat might sustainably feed our cats and dogs

The alternative meat movement is growing and quite literally for some companies. Companies like Bond see lab-grown meat as a ...
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Cavendish banana faces extinction. Can scientists save this staple before it’s too late?

Pests and diseases are threatening Cavendish bananas with extinction. Dutch university Wageningen and plant research company KeyGene are jointly joining ...
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Podcast: Neuralink brain chips; Flu vaccines during COVID; US farm system unraveling?

Elon Musk's company Neuralink recently debuted its brain implant in pigs, pushing us a little closer to integrating humans and ...
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Singapore sees 65-80% fewer dengue cases in areas where disease-fighting mosquitoes released

Releasing mosquitoes into the corridors of apartment complexes might seem like an unusual strategy for a city fighting its worst ...
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Canada’s demand for GMO Impossible Burger grows as consumers cut meat from diets

Responding to “overwhelming demand” in Canada, the Impossible Burger will be available this year in a wider variety of restaurants ...
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Podcast: Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue interviews GLP’s Jon Entine on feeding the world sustainably through biotech innovation and challenging the ‘myth of organics’

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” ...
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Meat alternatives are ‘mass-produced, processed imitations’—but could they save the planet?

Meat alternatives are mass-produced, processed imitations: “fake” foods. To borrow one of Michael Pollan’s rules for eating wisely, your “great-great-great ...
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The ‘Church of Nature’ and the sudden collapse of the cult of Extinction Rebellion

When a cult loses its grip on a person, a form of reawakening takes place. It involves having to return ...
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Animal biotech could help tackle disease that costs Africa’s cattle farmers $1 billion annually

Animal biotechnology has been primed to contribute significantly towards addressing the challenge of food security, especially in the developing world ...
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CRISPR for cannabis: Gene-edited, disease-resistant marijuana poised for 2021 debut

Israeli startup CanBreed said it has reached a licensing agreement to use gene editing tools to provide cannabis growers with ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides probably not driving monarch butterfly declines, study finds

The long-term decline of monarch butterflies has been attributed to loss of their milkweed (Asclepias sp.) host-plants after the introduction ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA should approve GMO disease-resistant chestnut trees

You may [have] heard “chestnuts on an open fire” at Christmas but they are a lot of rarer than they ...
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Viewpoint: US farm productivity shows Europe why rejecting biotech crops was a mistake

Over the past two decades, Europe has decided to go its own way in agricultural policy. While both North and ...
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GMO corn could help combat voracious pests, drought in Nigeria, field study shows

Nigeria’s quest to introduce maize varieties resistant to insect pests such as Stem Borer and Fall Army Worm (FAW) and ...
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Monarch butterflies avoid pesticide-treated milkweed to limit chemical exposure

Hundreds of recent studies have voiced concern over the negative impacts of non‐target pesticides on pollinator health. However, pesticide loads ...
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Meat from algae: The next plant-based contribution to sustainable food production?

Microalgae capture sunlight using pigments of vibrant colors, such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycocyanin. In particular, the algae spirulina and ...
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Viewpoint: Federal court banned dicamba weedkiller at worst possible time for farmers

As a farmer whose family has raised soybeans, corn, and pumpkins for the last 50 years, I know first-hand how ...
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Insect-resistant cowpea demonstrations across Nigeria aim to build farmer support for GMO crop

The Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (IAR/ABU) Zaria and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have concluded arrangements ...
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How do you make meat without animals? The 5-step ‘recipe’ for a lab-grown, cell-based burger

Cultured meat, lab grown meat, cell based meat, clean meat, and cultivated meat are all terms used to describe meat ...