From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

Molecular biologists at multiple CGIAR [Consortium of International Agricultural Research] centers shared information about gene editing work underway at the ...
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Gene-edited crops and animals: Best-kept secrets in the fight against climate change

Advances in gene editing over the past decade have given scientists new tools to tailor the biochemistry of nearly any ...
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Engineering soil bacteria could help develop enhanced, ‘non-GMO’ crops for Europe

Plant breeding – a method of selecting plants from a group that have the desired properties – is central to ...
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CRISPR could help protect Atlantic salmon from sea lice, reducing need for harsh chemical treatments

Researchers at Norwegian institute Nofima are investigating whether gene editing could provide an answer to the problem of sea lice ...
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Viewpoint: Rush to develop COVID vaccine highlights failure of Europe’s GM crop regulations

In a recent article of mine published in the journal, Global Food Security, I highlight the EU’s reluctance to move ...
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EU agriculture ministers back pro-organic Farm 2 Fork plan, but support gene editing to boost sustainable food production

The EU should make use of innovative breeding technologies to boost sustainability of food production, agriculture ministers agreed on [October ...
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Despite activist opposition, Ghana’s scientists seek government approval for GM insect-resistant cowpea

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority ...
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Doctor breeds better livestock for Africa

When Dr. Baker Bakashaba graduated from Uganda’s Makerere University Medical School in 2014, a close family friend gave him the ...
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Genetic engineering reveals how Venus flytrap spots prey, shedding light on plant’s short-term ‘memory’

A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, ...
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Gene-edited crops approved by USDA jumps from 7 to 70 between 2019 and 2020

Signaling progress for a new kind of crop engineering, the biotech crop trait firm Cibus says it will move forward ...
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Analysis: Problematic provisions in new USDA rule for GE plants

Over the last three months, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published materials and conducted webinar presentations to ...
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Del Monte launches GM pineapple with pink flesh and sweeter flavor, 15 years in the making

The rosy pineapple is now available nationwide for purchase online in its own individual box at pinkglowpineapple.com, but it doesn’t ...
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Philippines poised to embrace gene-edited animals? Lawmakers debate rules for ‘safe’ use of modern biotech

Masbate Rep. Elisa “Olga” Kho has cited the importance of animal biotechnology in improving the health and welfare of animals ...
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Post-Brexit UK likely to back crop gene editing, but won’t abandon EU’s strict GMO rules

Moves to facilitate the development of gene editing once the UK is free from EU regulation at the end of ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace-funded study backfires, undermining case to treat gene-edited crops as GMOs

The anti-GMO movement dominated the public discourse about crop biotechnology for decades. Led by committed activists who knew how to ...
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Plant-breeding tool leaps major hurdle to enhancing more crops with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR pioneers awarded Nobel Prize. Will EU embrace the technology to boost food production?

CRISPR-Cas, the technique with which DNA in cells can be cut with ‘genetic scissors,’ has been awarded the Nobel Prize ...
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CRISPR-edited poplar trees could cut carbon emissions during paper production

Researchers led by prof. Wout Boerjan (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology) have discovered a way to stably finetune the ...
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Gene-edited plants and animals: Our secret weapons in the battle to slow climate change?

Nearly 200 nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, pledging to reduce their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. By ...
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Podcast: GM crops don’t change your DNA; Monsanto ‘owns’ global food supply? South American anti-biotech invasion

Are GM crops unnatural? Can they change your DNA? And does 'Big Ag' own the global food supply? The answer ...
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Colombian anti-biotech groups losing on two fronts? Push for GMO ban slows, while government green lights first gene-edited crop

Editor's note: The author of this story has informed the GLP that new information has come to light, and asked ...
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Top EU farm officials back gene editing, call for efforts to assuage concern about ‘unintended impacts’

The European Commission’s top agriculture civil servant said [October 1] he supports controversial gene-editing technologies, but called for more “assurances” ...
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‘Brussels Effect’: Europe’s CRISPR crop rules may have ‘costly’ international economic impacts

The CJEU decision of July 2018 has far‐reaching economic implications, given that products derived through the application of NPBTs are ...
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Viewpoint: International anti-GMO groups wage PR war to get gene-edited crops out of Latin America

Imagine for a moment that you're a farmer. Genetically modified crops that could help you protect your yields from voracious ...
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GMO and gene-edited biofortified crops weaken case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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Replacing fossil fuels? Gene-edited algae could help cut biodiesel production costs

Hiroshima University researchers developed a highly efficient genome editing system for microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica, which is a potential source of ...
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52% of UK consumers say farmers should have access to gene-edited crops, survey finds

The public have highlighted their worry over the fragility of the food system in the face of Covid-19, climate change ...