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Japan’s ‘moderate’ regulation proposal could spur development of gene-edited crops

A health ministry panel said [December 5] that most of the foods currently under development using genome editing can be ...
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Viewpoint: With reasonable regulation, we can turn wild plants into food with gene editing

The crops we rely on today have been bred over thousands of years to enhance certain characteristics. For example, sweetcorn ...
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Is Europe ‘turning its back’ on reason and science?

Is Europe, home of the Enlightenment, turning its back on reason and science? Recent decisions by Europe’s regulators, judges, and ...
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Video: As gene editing hits the farm, how will agriculture change?

Cows born without horns or pigs that never reach puberty? These scenarios could become a reality soon thanks to new gene-editing ...
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Switzerland may update its 2004 genetic engineering law to better regulate CRISPR gene editing

The Swiss Federal Council wants to adapt genetic engineering regulations to new [gene-editing] techniques. In view of these new technologies, ...
Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

White button mushrooms .... [T]hese little mushrooms represent an important agricultural milestone because they were the first gene-edited crop to ...
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How will gene editing impact agriculture? Experts offer 10 predictions

In the U.S., it’s full speed ahead for gene editing in animal agriculture. In August, the biotech company Recombinetics, based in ...
Talking Biotech: Tough questions about genetic engineering—a listener interviews Dr. Kevin Folta

Talking Biotech: Tough questions about genetic engineering—a listener interviews Dr. Kevin Folta

Roles are reversed on this week's podcast. Science enthusiast and blogger Gary Nolan interviews Dr. Folta ...
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Ugandan researchers look to biotechnology to bolster food production in the face of climate change

As the impact of climate change continues to grow worldwide, farmers are likely to face new challenges in the form ...
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Will allergen-free milk revive New Zealand’s genetic engineering debate?

It is an irony of bioscience that a country that prohibits most genetically modified produce from the food chain is ...
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Gene editing set to revolutionize agriculture—but how should it be regulated?

In the next few decades, humanity faces its biggest food crisis since the invention of the plow. The planet’s population, ...
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130 researchers urge Europe not to banish crop gene-editing with ‘strict’ regulations

Even plants that are modified with modern genetic engineering methods such as …. CRISPR / Cas9 are to be tested ...
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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

The genetic revolution being ushered in by gene-editing promises to markedly improve our crops by making them resistant to drought, ...
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How The Non-GMO Project Is Adapting To A Gene-Edited World

the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit and non-governmental certifying organization created by the owners of two natural foods grocery stores ...
European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

Laws in the EU should be changed to allow plants developed through controversial gene-editing techniques to be more easily put on ...
Hypoallergenic foods: Genetic engineering could help prevent 30,000 US ER visits annually

Hypoallergenic foods: Genetic engineering could help prevent 30,000 US ER visits annually

Hortense Dodo has genetically engineered a hypoallergenic peanut. But she isn’t targeting people with peanut allergies. Not directly, anyway. ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to create non-GMO crops

To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing ...
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With regulation bottlenecks surrounding biotechnology, how do gene-edited crops get from the lab to the farm?

Restrictive regulation of genome-edited crops could limit the future impact of these crops on agriculture. Globally, genome-edited crops are currently ...
Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Here’s a somewhat boring fact you might already know about cotton: It doesn't make a good food, for humans or ...
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Should Europe’s 17-year-old GMO regulations apply to CRISPR-edited crops?

Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten said recently that CRISPR gene editing is indispensable for making agriculture more sustainable. Using this new technology, ...
FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

FDA reaffirms much-criticized plan to regulate genetically engineered animals as if they were a drug

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has doubled down on his agency’s failed policy for regulating an entire sector of biotechnology — the ...
Viewpoint: 'Heritage' of emotional decision-making fuels EU's opposition to biotech crops

Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are ...
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Advances in technology spur calls for EU law amendments around GMOs

Researchers have come forward in support of a recent proposal from The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, to ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to treat gene-edited animals like ‘walking drugs’ will stifle agricultural innovation

Nov. 3 marked One Health Day (www.onehealthcommission.org) – an international campaign to recognize the importance of a broad, trans-disciplinary approach ...
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Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...
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13 nations say it’s time to end ‘political posturing’ and embrace crop gene editing

 Agricultural scientists have been excited about gene editing since it debuted several years ago. The technology dramatically cuts the time ...
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Despite EU gene-editing restrictions, Dutch government may greenlight CRISPR crop studies

Dutch agriculture minister Carola Schouten is considering allowing experiments involving a ‘light form’ of crop genetic modification even though the ...
FDA plan to regulate a gene-edited animal as a 'drug' will 'choke' research, experts say

FDA plan to regulate a gene-edited animal as a ‘drug’ will ‘choke’ research, experts say

Despite the Trump administration's calls to increase innovation in biotechnology in a new draft proposal, experts say the classification of genetic editing ...