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How market forces, self-regulation and GMO crops are making fish farming more sustainable

More sustainable aquaculture and better-managed fisheries are increasingly actionable for consumers ...
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Price of lab-grown burger could drop from $280,000 to $10 by 2021

Lab-grown meat, first introduced to the world six years ago in the form of a $280,000 hamburger, could hit supermarket ...
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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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‘Second generation’ GMO plants could turn marginal soils into productive farmland

Roughly one-third of the world’s arable land suffers from lack of accessible iron, rendering it inhospitable to staple crops like ...
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Viewpoint: ‘We’ll be eating each other in 5 years’? How ‘catastrophic’ environmentalism threatens sustainable farming

In April, the cry of climate catastrophe seized the political agenda. ... It was the only subject driving the zombie ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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Lab-grown protein could make up 35% of meat consumption by 2040 amid growing concerns about animal agriculture

Memphis Meats, based in Emeryville, California, is one of a growing number of startups worldwide that are making cell-based or ...
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Hybrid corn boosts grain yields 89%, nitrogen use efficiency 73% over 70 years

During the past 70 years, hybrid corn varieties have increased both yield and nitrogen use efficiency at nearly the same ...
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Podcast: Save our forests with GMO trees? Let’s look at the costs and benefits first

We have genetically engineered food; how about trees? In [June 8's] Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Jason Delborne looks ...
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Monsanto’s GMO soybean ‘safe as conventional counterpart,’ EU expert panel confirms

Following the submission of [an] application .... from Monsanto (hereafter referred to as ‘the applicant’), the Panel on Genetically Modified ...
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Explaining the debate over GMOs—and what is or isn’t ‘natural’— through the genetics of chickens

Chickens (and their eggs) provide a surprisingly down-to-earth illustration of the profound implications of the modern genetic revolution ...
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Promoting lab-grown meat as ‘high-tech’ innovation could fuel consumer fear of alternative protein

In the near future, we will be able to mass-produce meat directly from animal cells. This cultured meat could change ...
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While managed honeybees get all the attention, some native pollinators ‘dwindle toward extinction’

Those honeybees you’ve been fretting over are getting native bumblebees sick. A new study shows that viruses infecting domestic honeybees ...
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Pakistan marks another GMO crop milestone

Pakistani farmers and scientists are recognizing the need for genetically modified (GM) crops to help the country transition from subsistence ...
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Alternative meat producers struggle to secure supply of yellow peas as demand for plant-based burger skyrockets

The soaring popularity of plant-based meat substitutes has shone a spotlight on a new star ingredient: the humble pea. From ...
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‘Smart’ fertilizers help feed booming global population while cutting pollution, slowing climate change

To feed the world’s growing population, farmers need to increase crop yields. Applying more fertilizer could help. But standard versions ...
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African cassava mosaic virus poses serious threat to food security. Is CRISPR gene editing the answer?

.... African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) has been linked to famine and indirectly to the deaths of thousands of people ...
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Podcast: Could domesticated bacteria help break our dependence on fossil fuels?

Microbes surround us and enhance our lives in almost innumerable ways. These helpful micro-machines catalyze key reactions required to produce ...
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Norman Borlaug: Nobel Prize winning agronomist saved a billion lives and almost banished hunger

Norman Borlaug’s work undeniably changed the world for the better ...
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Treating nutrient-stripped soil with charcoal made from plants could boost US crop yields 6%

Farmers in the US can expect to see an increase in crop yield of between 4.7 and 6.4%, on average, ...
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Want a more sustainable food system? Convince young westerners to eat insects

The rapidly changing climate and an expanding global population are serious risks for worldwide food security. Edible insects have a ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs pose ‘systemic threat to humanity’? Debunking Nassim Taleb’s apocalyptic assault on crop biotech

Nassim Taleb is a statistician and financial risk analyst. As interesting as his observations about the uncertain risk of large ...
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Farmer’s open letter to skeptical consumers: We know science, glyphosate and GMOs are safe, and we need both to fight climate change

 Despite repeated assurances from the mainstream science community that our food supply is safe, many consumers remain highly skeptical of ...
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New insight into how plants breathe could lead to more water-efficient crops

Scientists have discovered how plants create networks of air channels -- the lungs of the leaf -- to transport carbon ...
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Book review: ‘The Lives of Bees’ offers 14 tips to help keep honeybees healthy and pollinating our crops

What were the lives of wild honey bees like before humans began intensively managing them and moving them all over ...
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3 things we should do to preserve insect biodiversity

Insects make up the bulk of terrestrial diversity. Reports of insect declines, best documented in Europe and North America, suggest ...
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‘Innovative’ GMO Impossible burger could help support US soybean growers, says USDA chief Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue may be a champion of agriculture and agribusinesses in all its forms. But even he isn’t immune to ...