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Edible microorganisms could ‘climate-proof’ Earth’s food supply against catastrophic weather changes

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
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KFC tests Beyond Meat wings, nuggets to size up demand for plant-based chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken on [August 26] said it plans to start testing Beyond Meat chicken nuggets and boneless wings this ...
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New biosensor technology may help breed plants more resilient to harsh environments

Researchers have developed a method with which they can further investigate an important messenger substance in plants -- phosphatidic acid ...
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Fine-tuning cocoa yields chocolate with richer flavor, aroma

Just as we have seen an increase in the number of microbreweries making specialty beers, the market for chocolate has ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide exposure could harm ground-nesting bees, study suggests

In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at ...
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Forest biotech scientists lobby against GMO tree ban to promote sustainable forestry

A group of leading forest biotechnology scientists from around the world call for the reassessment of all sustainable forestry certification ...
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CRISPR gene editing speeds efforts to breed disease-resistant wheat, cut nitrogen pollution

Researchers from around the globe gathered in Saskatoon [in August], focused on making wheat more efficient and sustainable using the ...
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Eliminating photosynthesis ‘bottleneck’ could boost crop yields by 10%

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may ...
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Viewpoint: Here are 3 biotech foods I could buy at Costco if not for GMO opponents

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
Bacteria inoculate crops against salty soil, potentially bringing unworkable farmland back to life

Bacteria inoculate crops against salty soil, potentially bringing unworkable farmland back to life

[S]cientists have used bacteria found in the roots of salt-tolerant plants to successfully inoculate alfalfa plants against overly salty soil ...
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Crops engineered to destroy infected cells could fight off deadly diseases

Hiding inside each plant cell, protein complexes encoded by disease resistance genes are like sleeping armies, waking up and activating ...
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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...
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Viewpoint: Want to fight climate change? Embrace GMOs, don’t ban them

The fight against climate change has become one of the most widely discussed topics in the UK and globally. And ...
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GMO crops cover 191 million hectares worldwide—113-fold increase since 1996

Biotechnology can be used to develop stress-tolerant and more nutritious crop varieties to protect natural resources and human health. Each ...
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CRISPR-edited wheat resists humidity damage, could yield higher quality flour

Scientists have created a rain-resistant wheat variety using genome-editing technology, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of higher-quality ...
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Smartphone app could help banana growers spot major diseases before they strike

This work is a step towards creating a satellite-powered, globally connected network to control disease and pest outbreaks ...
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GMO Bt cowpea could save Nigeria millions in crop imports annually

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) says Nigeria can save billions of naira if it cuts down on its importation ...
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Exploring the biotechnology revolution in food and medicine

Biotechnology develops cellular and bimolecular processes to create products that will make our lives easier .... Today, biotechnology fights against ...
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Plant-based Impossible, Beyond burgers will help wean consumers off meat, Whole Foods CEO says

In 2013, Whole Foods gave plant-based meat start-up Beyond Meat its first shot at selling its vegan “chicken” strips at ...
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Restaurants struggling to keep up with demand for Impossible Burger, alternative ‘meats’

There is no better illustration of the pent-up demand for alternatives to meat ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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CRISPR guacamole, anyone? Gene-edited avocados could survive disease, cold climates

Researchers from Texas Tech University and the University of Buffalo have studied avocados in a way that is best described as ...
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Video: Prof Joe Schwarcz on why bugs may be coming to our dinner plates

Pretty soon there will be 9 billion people coming to dinner. That population boom is going to require an increase ...
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Viewpoint: Facing climate change, global hunger crisis, we should fix our ‘faulty food system’

Fixing the world’s “faulty food system” is increasingly being recognized as one of the key ways to fight climate change ...
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‘Teaching plants new tricks’: How synthetic biology is reshaping agriculture

Aug 7-9, San Jose, California – the American Society for Plant Biology (ASPB) showcased the latest research in Plant Synthetic Biology ...
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Radar and robots: Can technology turn honeybees into more efficient pollinators?

According to the Bee Informed Partnership, 37.7% of managed honey bee colonies were lost during the 2018-19 winter — the ...
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Lab-grown burgers and now…coffee? Seattle-based startup developing bean-free ‘molecular’ java

[Recently], the United Nations shared yet another alarming report about climate change. This time, it focused on the threat to ...
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Viewpoint: Our favorite Cavendish banana may be heading towards extinction—Scientists say only a biotech solution, blocked by anti-GMO activists, can save it

Shall we just resign ourselves to the eventual demise of the banana, or take steps to save it? ...