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How beer brewers and marijuana growers are teaming up to help address the climate crisis

The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘green lobby’ has partnered with the fishing industry to keep sustainable GMO salmon off our plates for 25 years

What should one make of the following set of facts? A federal government, urged on by self-designated advocates for the ...
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Salt tolerant plants are on the horizon – and critical to address the looming crisis of a shortage of arable farm land

An important study brings us one step closer to cultivating crops in previously infertile soil ...
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Meat takes a toll on the planet, but these vegan favorites come at a ‘heavy’ environmental price, too

It has all the makings of a delicious smoothie – a dollop of almond butter, an avocado, a few slices ...
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Expert answers to 11 questions about Beyond Burgers, Impossible Whoppers and other plant-based meats

Bruce Friedrich is cofounder and executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), an international non-profit organization that .... is ...
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Climate change could increase productive farmland more than 30%—and boost carbon emissions 177 gigatons

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse gas emissions ...
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Impossible Foods touts eco-benefits of its GMO plant-based burger to win over skeptical consumers

Impossible Foods has claimed a spot on the menus of fast-food chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Burger King and White ...
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Drought-tolerant GMO wheat boosts yields up to 22% in field trials, while drought-tolerant soy could launch in 2020

During the latest harvest, drought-tolerant wheat yielded up to 22.1% more, according to tests conducted on 395 hectares, [the biotech ...
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Burger King plans expansion of plant-based meat options following booming sales of GMO Impossible Burger

Burger King has been a pioneer among fast-food chains when it comes to offering plant-based meat alternatives. In August, it ...
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Australia’s stingless bees: Beekeepers’ best defense against deadly varroa mite?

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defense for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee ...
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GMO cotton, corn have increased farmer incomes in Colombia more than $300 million since 2003

This study assesses the economic and environmental impacts that have arisen from the adoption and use of genetically modified (GM) ...
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Scientists call for innovation in fight against destructive locust pests

Cautioning the current dependence on chemical pesticides is harming the environment, scientists are calling for innovation, including the use of ...
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Insect extinctions happen every day, studies suggest, threatening food security and ecosystem functions

Humanity is pushing many ecosystems beyond recovery. As a consequence, unquantified and unquantifiable insect extinctions are happening every day. Two ...
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GMO ‘fusion protein’ technology could expand genetic diversity in food crops, increasing farm sustainability

For many years, the only way to improve characteristics such as yield and nutritional value of crops was through selective ...
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How synthetic biology in farming could slow climate change: ‘Supercharged’ photosynthesis, increased CO2 storage and more are in the works

Efforts to improve the genetics of food crops are as old as agriculture .... but synthetic biology techniques, including CRISPR-Cas9 ...
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Palm trees grown from 2,000-year-old date seeds reinforce existence of ancient Judea’s ‘sophisticated’ crop domestication culture

In ancient times, the region of Judea was known for its plump, delicious dates, which delighted the palates of classical ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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GMO corn that tolerates temperature drops could help farmers protect crop yields

Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown ...
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Technology breeds sustainability on Brazilian family farm

As Brazilian farmer and attorney Henrique Gustavo Fiorese sees it, the future of agriculture depends on technology and sustainability.Though either ...
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Viewpoint: Biotechnology could save our favorite banana. Will anti-GMO activists stand in the way?

Anti-GMO intimidation could plunge banana-producing communities into poverty ...
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Bumblebees disappearing at rates ‘consistent with mass extinction’ as climate changes

When you were young, were you the type of child who would scour open fields looking for bumble bees? Today, ...
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Viewpoint: Almond growers driving bees to ‘extinction’? Challenging the latest pollinator decline scare story

The policies of greens are a greater threat to wildlife than high-yield agriculture ...
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GMO herbicide-tolerant canola increased Canadian farm profits $233 million, saved consumers $26 million

Many think that the developers of new technologies are the ones who gain virtually all of the benefits, with consumers ...
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Bees may fare better in flower-rich cities than countrysides, research shows

Cities all over the world are expanding. A number of studies have already shown that the conversion of natural areas ...
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The real sustainability revolution in farming rests with CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques. Why are organic farmers blocked from using them?

New breeding techniques allow increased precision and much shorter time periods than conventional breeding ...
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Genetically engineered bacteria could inoculate honeybees against deadly varroa mites, deformed wing virus

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin report in the journal Science that they have developed a new strategy ...
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Lab-grown dairy proteins could make vegan cheese as good as the real thing

Vegan cheese isn’t what it used to be. The products of yesteryear had a reputation for being plastic-y slices with ...
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Starbucks to launch plant-based breakfast sandwich as part of ‘environmentally friendly’ menu

Starbucks announced it will become the latest food chain to introduce a plant-based breakfast patty for its customers in the ...