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Disease-resistant GMO chestnut trees could birth ‘new agroforestry industry’

Many Americans know the sad tale of how the American chestnut tree was driven almost to extinction in the 20th ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Lab-grown burgers are coming, but heated political battle will determine future of cell-cultured meat

Companies in the United States and abroad are moving quickly to bring to market hamburgers and other meat, poultry and ...
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Chemical-free gene silencing poised to ‘naturally’ target disease pests that cause $130 billion of annual crop damage

An estimated $130 billion worth of crops are lost every year to diseases caused by nematodes. Targeting the harmful nematodes ...
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‘Pan genome’ of world’s wheat could supply genetic variation to breed new crop varieties

The growing demand for wheat, the onset of global warming, and the transitioning of Western farming away from intensive agriculture, ...
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Why the ‘chemical free’ organic industry has a ‘pesticide problem’

The organic label is often touted as meaning "pesticide free" and has become a rallying cry for anti-GMO activists. But ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat may hinder effort to develop a ‘just food future’

At the 2019 Milken Global Conference, which brings together business and public policy leaders to explore how market-based solutions could ...
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Podcast: Burger King’s ‘Impossible’ Whopper—’breakout moment’ for plant-based meat?

The Whopper is an icon of American culture. But the Whopper is getting a complete overhaul — and when we ...
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Ethos Chocolate, candy brand that hypes its GMO ingredients, back by popular demand

In its debut in February, the debut of Ethos Chocolate made a big, wonderful, delicious splash — the initial batch of 10,000 ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate harms bees? Anti-biotech campaigners attempt to revive debunked myth blaming world’s most used herbicide

"The honeybee is in no way endangered. If there’s a top ten list of what’s killing honey bee colonies, I’d ...
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Nigeria approves two GMO cotton varieties anticipated to boost production from 60,000 to 150,000 tons

Nigeria approved two genetically modified varieties of cotton for use by the nation’s farmers to help boost supply to its ...
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Viewpoint: Modern farming, economic growth don’t cause biodiversity decline—they prevent it

Driven perhaps by envy at the attention that climate change is getting, and ambition to set up a great new ...
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Higher CO2 emissions, pesticide use raise doubts about sustainability of organic wine

The popularity of organic food and wine is not going away anytime soon. Yet as the European viticultural debate increasingly ...
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Genetically engineered trees could save our forests—but it won’t be an easy fix

A biotech tree could simultaneously increase and decrease the wildness of a forest ...
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Video: Fine-tuning beneficial mutations breeds higher yielding tomatoes

Unexpected interactions between mutations can be a thorn in the side for plant breeders, especially when they’re trying to promote ...
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When lab-grown meat hits the market, success will hinge on consumer preference, not price

Demand for plant-based options, such as the Impossible Burger, is rising quicker than companies can keep up with. However, for those ...
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May election offers Europe chance to embrace gene editing and ‘smart agriculture,’ boost sustainable farming

On May 26, Europeans will be able to vote to elect new MEPs. This election will no doubt provide an ...
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Podcast: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate—Alliance for Science managing editor Joan Conrow

For many years, the developing world has been at the center of a heated debate between mainstream scientists and anti-GMO ...
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‘Silent crisis’? UN report warns agriculture, overfishing accelerate biodiversity declines

The world's most comprehensive, and damning, report on the state of nature [was released May 6] in Paris. The UN's ...
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Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers?

[In April], the Impossible Burger marked a meatless milestone with its debut as a Burger King Whopper. Meanwhile, Lou Cooperhouse ...
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Patricia Nanteza is Uganda’s agricultural biotechnology communications queen

You go to the annual National Agricultural Show in Jinja and she is there. You go to the Harvest Money ...
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Uganda’s anti-GMO activists blamed for stonewalling nation’s new biosafety rules

A campaign by non-governmental organizations is determined to keep Uganda free of GMOs ...
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Steep prices push lab-grown meat makers to pitch products as ‘humane luxuries’

[M]akers of cultured meat, such as Memphis Meats, New Age Meats and Aleph Farms, face several barriers to bringing their ...
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Indian farmers grow illegal insect-resistant Bt eggplant to control destructive pests, as government lags on approval

Farmers in Haryana and experts fear widespread contamination of genetically modified (GM) brinjal or eggplant in the state with a ...
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Kenya reconsidering GMO crop ban to support food security

Kenya is reconsidering its 2012 import ban on genetically modified maize as more than 1 million of its citizens require urgent humanitarian ...
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Podcast: ‘Are we all going to die?’ Entomologist breaks down the ‘bee-pocalypse’ that ‘threatens the global food supply’

Bees are important crop pollinators and reduced bee numbers have been described by farmers overseas as a bee crisis. Global ...
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USDA endorses G-20 commitment to science-based policy, sustainable farming technology

USDA officials signed on to a G-20 statement backing the development of climate-smart technology and promoting science-based decision-making. Top USDA ...
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IBM, Yara International announce digital platform to optimize crop production for individual farms

Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition, and IBM announced [April 26] an agreement to build the world’s leading digital ...