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Anti-pesticide group As You Sow, food industry spar over glyphosate sustainability

San Francisco-based shareholder advocacy group As You Sow rated 14 major food companies on what—if anything—they’re doing to address the ...
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Access to plant genetic data sparks conflict between rich, poor countries trying to breed climate-resilient crops

Ahead of renewed negotiations to revise a global treaty in Rome on [November 11], rich and poor countries are at ...
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Redesigning photosynthesis in key crops could help sustain global food production, study shows

Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis ...
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AquaBounty seeks overseas expansion, anticipating global demand for GMO AquAdvantage salmon

For more than two decades, AquaBounty has been developing its genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon, which the company plans to grow ...
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Paraguay approves GMO drought-tolerant soy, fourth major producer to green light biotech crop variety

The Ministry of Agriculture of Paraguay authorized the commercial release of seeds that better tolerate drought conditions, developed by Indear ...
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Ancient Egyptians loved beer. Here’s the recipe they used to brew it

The ancient Egyptians loved beer. According to Mohamed A. Farag, a Professor of Chemistry at The American University in Cairo: ...
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Purple GMO tomato with boosted antioxidant levels could lead to more nutritious produce

Chinese researchers have developed a genetically modified purple tomato rich in anthocyanins, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read ...
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Tyson Foods’ plant-based ‘chicken’ nuggets now sold in 7,000 stores

Tyson Foods Inc. says plant-based nuggets from its Beyond Meat Inc. competitor Raised & Rooted are now in 7,000 stores, ...
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UK could tackle sustainability challenges post Brexit with GMO crops, farmer’s union chief says

Boosting the use of genetically modified crops in the U.K. after Brexit could be “enormously beneficial,” according to the National ...
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Manipulating sugar production in plant leaves could boost photosynthesis, crop yields

Plants make sugars to form leaves to grow and produce grains and fruits through the process of photosynthesis, but sugar ...
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Can TELA maize solve the acute food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most food-insecure region in the world, with an estimated 237 million throughout the region suffering from ...
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Viewpoint: Intensive ‘industrial’ agriculture boosts farm productivity, promotes environmental sustainability

It's important to be honest about the benefits of farm consolidation if we value keeping food prices low, combating climate ...
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Winter honeybee losses cut in half since 2012 as beekeepers battle deadly varroa mite

It looks as though the period of alarmingly high winter mortality in honeybees is over. And a long-term study by ...
'Tuning' plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

‘Tuning’ plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

Increasing human populations demand more productive agriculture, which in turn relies on crop plants adjusted for high-yield systems. [G]enetic tuning ...
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Viewpoint: Eating red meat won’t harm you or destroy the environment, and it has some nutritional advantages

We’ve all been steak-shamed before .... According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, red meat consumption has fallen more than ...
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‘Post-organic produce’: Expanding indoor farming industry aims to make agriculture more sustainable

If you live in the U.S., the last time you ate a salad, the lettuce inside it almost certainly came ...
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Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods eye 2020 expansion into China as plant-based meat market approaches $140 billion

Beyond Meat Inc aims to start production in Asia before the end of next year, as it gets closer to ...
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DNA sequencing uncovers genes that could yield bigger, sweeter, crispier watermelon

Scientists from Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences took a comprehensive look at the genomes of 414 watermelons representing ...
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Researchers want USDA approval to release GMO chestnut tree as part of forest restoration effort

Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in ...
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GMO Golden Rice lauded as one of the most important research projects over the past 50 years

The Golden Rice humanitarian project has been recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) as one of the Most Influential Projects ...
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Microbes living in plant roots fight off fungal infection, cutting need for pesticides, study shows

Micro-organisms living inside plant roots team up to boost the plant's growth and tolerance to stress. An international research team ...
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Video: ‘If I don’t farm, we won’t eat’: Kenyan farmer illustrates the impact of crop disease in Africa

Steven Oruko Kasamani is a smallholder farmer in Mayoni, Kenya, growing corn, soybean, kale and tomato to support a family ...
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‘Artificial leaf’ converts CO2 into biofuel, potential new strategy in battle to slow climate change

Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful ...
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Single genetic tweak in GMO corn boosts yields 10%—other crops could be improved, too

Supporters of genetic engineering have long promised it will help meet the world’s growing demand for food. But despite the ...
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Microsoft previews ‘data-driven’ farming platform as solution to global food demand boom

The global population is expected to increase by 2.2 billion by 2050, and the world’s farmers will have to grow ...
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Farmers know switch to organic means lower yields, but expect price premium to make up for losses

For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding organic farming has been that it produces crops that are healthier and better for ...
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Podcast: CRISPR might save the banana from deadly disease. Will consumers get behind the technology?

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and ...
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Viewpoint: World must embrace CRISPR, synthetic biology to boost food production in the face of climate change

New breeding technologies may hold the key to preventing a global “push into poverty.” ...