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Impossible Foods seeks approval for GMO plant-based burgers in biotech-wary Europe

Impossible Foods Inc. has applied to start selling its plant-based burgers in the European Union as it looks to expand ...
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If Britain and Wales went 100% organic, crop yields would crash by half and carbon emissions would double, UK study shows

Greenhouse gas emissions would go up if all farms in England and Wales went organic. Though the emissions of individual ...
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Dunkin’ launching Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich at more than 9,000 US stores in November 2019

Dunkin' is launching its Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich nationally in November, two months ahead of schedule, after a highly successful ...
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Viewpoint: From biofuels to food flavorings, here’s 10 ways biotechnology boosts sustainability

As climate change looms over our future, many industries are turning to biology for solutions to make all aspects of ...
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Argentina approves GMO virus-resistant potato expected to save farmers $45 million annually

After being de-regulated [in] August 2018, the National Council of Technical and Scientific Research (CONICET) [began] the formal process [of ...
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Here’s what you should know about disease-fighting GMO mosquitoes

Media references to Jurassic Park and 'mutant hybrid insects' are based on a thorough misunderstanding of this effective technology ...
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‘The Martian’: More science than fiction? Crops could grow in space, study suggests

Whoever is going to survive on the Moon and Mars is going to have to eat. There’s just one problem ...
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Beyond Meat pea supplier mulls lentils, oats, rice as beef substitutes to meet plant-based burger demand

One of the world’s biggest pea processors is considering expanding into fava beans as the boom in alternative proteins fuels ...
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Nigerian scientists call for biotech to address food security in Africa

“We need to do more advocacy for biotechnology in Nigeria and ensure accurate dissemination of scientific information." ...
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Viewpoint: New Zealand’s ‘archaic’ GMO laws hold back research that could boost sustainable farming

New Zealand's archaic GMO laws heavily regulate the research and release of genetically engineered organisms. Those wanting to test on ...
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Viewpoint: Documentary ‘Modified’ peddles falsehoods about GMOs, pesticides and ‘corporate control’ of food

"Modified” is an elaborate lie about genetic engineering ...
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Bolivia expects up to 30% yield increase following 2021 release of new GMO soy

Following government approval of two new transgenic soybean traits, Bolivia's oil sector expects to see approximately 30 percent yield increases, ...
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Farm biodiversity helps control pests without chemicals, boosts crop yields, study shows

Ecologists and biologists compared data of about 1,500 agricultural fields around the world, including corn fields in the American plains, ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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Synthesized ‘natural’ insecticide perseanol could cut use of harsher pesticides

First discovered back in the 1990s, perseanol exerts its insecticidal effects by paralyzing the muscular tissues of pests, in the ...
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New ‘superfood’ makes bees better pollinators—boosting crop yields up to 90%

Argentina-based startup Beeflow has developed a special nutrient-packed formula for bees meant to boost their immune systems and make them ...
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Podcast: Food companies employ climate modeling to safeguard key crops as planet warms

Every year, the company Ingredion buys millions of tons of corn and cassava from farmers and turns them into starches ...
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Newly identified protein could help safeguard plants against climate change

A team of scientists from the United States announced that they have identified the protein in plants responsible for its ...
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United Nations FAO: 14 percent of food wasted before it reaches consumers

Around 14 percent of global food goes to waste after harvesting and before reaching the retail level, including through on-farm ...
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Viewpoint: Trust experts over activists on GMOs, climate change, vaccines

Science occupies a special place in our society. It is subversive in the sense that it recognizes no authority other ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t ‘oversell’ veganism as the only solution to climate change

Meat consumption plays a huge role in global warming, producing nearly 15% of all carbon dioxide emissions, even more than ...
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‘Big meat’ vs. scrappy startups: Nestlé, Tyson, Hormel roll out plant-based products to compete with Impossible, Beyond

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, ...
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Podcast: The ‘what, how and why’ of GMOs, a crash course on genetic engineering

Agricultural scientists Karen Cox of West Virginia University and Dan Lima of Ohio State University offer a crash course on ...
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Molecular-level insight into virus transmission could help cut $30 billion in annual crop damage

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. The Luteoviridae are ...
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Viewpoint: Legal crusade against Bayer’s Roundup herbicide threatens fish and wildlife

You’ve seen the ads flooding television and social media: “Have you been exposed to weed killer Roundup? If you have ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Where’d pineapple come from? Study explores the evolution of an ever-popular tropical fruit

Researchers have now gained new insights on how human agriculture helped shape the evolution of pineapple. Led by University of ...
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Viewpoint: New EU Parliament should stop ‘shunning science’ and embrace GMOs

The recently elected European Parliament (EP) should bring with it a ray of hope. Hope that Europe will rise to ...