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Pandemic likely to lead to a global shortage of protein-rich foods with African and Asia hardest hit

A global shortage of protein-rich foods is expected this year due to COVID-19 and other factors, says a new report ...
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Beyond GM crops: Climate-friendly sheep and biofactory goats expand horizons of genetic engineering

If GMO plants now occupy 11% of cultivated areas in the world, only one genetically modified animal is currently authorized ...
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Food from thin air: Turning CO2 into protein could provide sustainable food source

Bacteria could feed the world. While some bacteria turn CO2 into valuable fuels, other bacteria – called ‘hydrogenotrophs’ – can ...
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Plants are conscious? Some evidence says yes, but not all experts are convinced

Plants are conscious, according to LINV director Stefano Mancuso, an arboriculture professor at the University of Florence. Mancuso’s case for ...
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Viewpoint: Conservation isn’t enough. We need technology to blunt the impacts of climate change

We need direct, technology-driven intervention for conservation ...
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Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields

Cassava is one of the most important food crops in the Africa, a primary component of the rural economy. It ...
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GMO aspen trees could provide sustainable source of biofuel, study shows

Hybrid aspen, a crossing between European and American aspen, is one of Sweden’s most productive tree species which grows better ...
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Nigerian scientists say ‘smart’ agriculture can help mitigate climate change

Promoting smart agriculture is one step nations can take to help mitigate the negative effects of farming on the climate, ...
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Ancient farmers helped build the Amazon’s rich biodiversity, archaeologists find

Farmers helped build the Amazon's rich biodiversity by maintaining soil health with sustainable growing practices, an international team of scientists ...
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Viewpoint: How organic farming exploits consumer demand for ‘authenticity’

Seeking 'authenticity' is fine -- unless it deprives you of something beneficial ...
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Oxitec wins approval to release GMO mosquitoes in US

Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...
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Conspiracy debunked: Bill Gates, Tyson Foods aren’t using COVID to boost lab-grown meat sales

“Do you wonder why the media wants you panicked about the food supply and why farms are slaughtering and aborting ...
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Insect-resistant GMO crops make key contributions to fighting hunger, US State Department reports

Farmers around the world are using advances in agricultural science to increase crop yields, reduce the need for pesticides and ...
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African experts urge a ‘special focus’ on agriculture in post COVID recovery

African experts are urging governments across the continent to give a “special focus” to agriculture in the post-COVID-19 recovery era ...
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Drought hits Australian cotton growers hard, but GMO insect-resistant crops help mitigate the pain

It will compound the pain already being felt in surrounding regional economies, but the tough times are also forging a ...
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Disaster interrupted: Which farming system better preserves insect populations: Organic or conventional?

A three-year run of fragmentary Armageddon-like studies had primed the journalism pumps and settled the media framing about the future ...
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Viewpoint: Activist ‘armchair’ farmers keep life-saving technology out of Africa

Farmers in more developed climes use sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, drones and GPS ...
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Are we facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ caused by ‘intensive, industrial’ farming and agricultural chemicals? The media say yes; Science says ‘no’

The media call it the “Insect Apocalypse”. In the past three years, the phrase has become an accepted truth of ...
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Infographic: Five GMOs account for 99 percent of the global biotech crop area

In 2018, a total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops — 26 countries planted and 44 additional countries imported. Of ...
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Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—carbon farming—is the ‘feel-good climate solution’ that doesn’t work as promised

Corporations, politicians, and environmentalists have all embraced carbon farming as the feel-good climate solution of the moment. Several leading Democratic ...
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Viewpoint: Why the world needs GMOs—4 farmers make the case for biotech crops

The lopsided conversation between experienced farmers and clueless activists has severe consequences ...
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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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