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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 ...
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Can the gene editing technology known as CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

CRISPR “could be such an amazing tool if we are respectful [and] responsible and use it properly.” ...
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USDA scientist: Cover crops check soil degradation—major threat to global food security

Visit the typical almond farm in California and you’ll see rows of trees stretching to the horizon, forming an arching ...
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Fungus-treated tomatoes see 65% higher yields in salty soil, greenhouse study shows

Plant scientists in the Middle East have discovered that adding a desert root fungus, Piriformospora indica—first isolated in India—to the ...
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Podcast: Synthetic fertilizer pollution threatens our ecosystems. Are nitrogen-fixing microbes the answer?

Farmers need nitrogen fertilizer to maximize crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be nowhere near as abundant as ...
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Viewpoint: Hectoring Americans to go vegan will do ‘almost nothing’ to combat climate change

Eating meat is bad for the climate—or at least that was one of the main conclusions highlighted in a flood ...
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Nigerian farmers, scientists celebrate success of GMO insect-resistant cowpea field trial

Nigerian [bean] farmers have commended the performance of .... Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea .... on the field over the ...
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Viewpoint: Ideological rift brews in anti-GMO movement as Americans embrace Impossible Burger

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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GMO wheat varieties boost crop yields 20-30% in field trial

Studies conducted at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) showed experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat lines [have] the potential to ...
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Gene editing could yield heartier, tastier berry varieties

Biting into a fresh, sweet berry might be a simple pleasure, but the berries’ genomes are surprisingly complex. The strawberry ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t buy organic food if you want to increase farm yields or seriously address climate change

As consumers, our most climate-responsible buying behavior should be to reject organic and its false narratives ...
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Biofuel from GMO trees could cut global oil use, but EU biotech rules slow development

The looming threat of climate change is increasing the pressure to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels. New technologies to ...
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African farmers could boost crop yields with GMO seeds—if their governments would let them

An air of Malthusian gloom hangs over smallholder farmers in Sironko, in eastern Uganda. In the old days, they say, ...