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CRISPR-edited wheat could cut China’s toxic weed killer use

Chinese farmers are facing worsening problems with jointed goatgrass (Aegilops tauschii) – a close relative to wheat – growing in ...
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Biotech firms rush to enter CRISPR crop market to meet global food demand

Agriculture technology (“agtech”) companies of all sizes are vying to enter commercial food markets. [In March] when news broke about ...
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CRISPR-edited ‘super plants’ might be our best chance to slow climate change

If this were a film about humanity’s last hope before climate change wiped us out, Hollywood would be accused of ...
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Viewpoint: Ghana’s anti-GMO groups urged to embrace gene editing technology

Scientists are urging Ghana’s anti-GMO groups to embrace gene editing technology to help ensure a more effective and productive agricultural ...
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Domestication ‘reboot’: CRISPR gene editing turns wild plants into desirable fruits and vegetables

Early in the 20th century, a strange tomato plant took root in the northeastern United States. Because of a random ...
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Deciphering US plans for regulating biotech animal breeding

An overview of the regulation of biotech breeding as it relates to animals, covering some open and unsettled issues.  ...
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Belgium permits CRISPR-edited corn field trial, halted after landmark EU court decision, to continue

On April 12, 2019 [the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie in Belgium] was granted a permit for its field trial with ...
Why scientific arguments won't end Europe's opposition to CRISPR-edited crops

Why scientific arguments won’t end Europe’s opposition to CRISPR-edited crops

John van der Oost....is a microbiologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research in the late 1990s contributed to ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields world’s smallest tomatoes to feed astronauts

Scientists at the National University of Colombia have bred the smallest tomato in the world using DNA from a cherry ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs will thwart US food innovation

In the absence of sensible regulation of the breathtaking genetic variation that exists naturally in our food species, innovation will ...
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Video: CRISPR-edited crops could see mainstream success in 2019

[Food producers have] been lauding the benefits of CRISPR for a couple of years, and how different it is from ...
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FDA announces controversial ‘risk-based’ rules for CRISPR-edited animal technology

Novel biotechnology, like genome editing, holds tremendous potential to improve animal health, enhance farm productivity, improve nutrition, and even reduce ...
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Biotech firms Amfora, Corteva strike deal to produce CRISPR-edited crops to meet surging protein demand

Amfora, a biotechnology company, announced it has reached a non-exclusive research and commercial license agreement with Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture ...
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International group of economists, geneticists calls for relaxed crop gene-editing rules to promote food security

With renewed attention to implementation and regulation, new plant breeding technologies such as gene editing could make an important contribution ...
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EU health commissioner calls for updated CRISPR-edited crop rules

The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner ...
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Viewpoint: USDA should take over animal gene-editing regulation from FDA to boost food innovation

With critical export markets still restricted by trade disputes and mounting concerns about animal disease risk....[p]roper regulatory oversight for an ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time Europe updates its 18-year-old GMO rules to regulate CRISPR-edited crops

‘In lectures, I often try to clarify things by using the tomato as an example,’ says Ernst van den Ende, ...
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Consumer-focused CRISPR-edited crops may be key to building public trust in biotech

Gene editing has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s a beneficial technology....The best way and ...
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Japan’s plan to deregulate CRISPR-edited crops may trigger backlash from consumers still wary of GMOs

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will keep innovative products off the market

[T]he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed mandatory premarket new animal drug regulatory evaluation for all food animals ...
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Podcast: USDA official examines future of GMO labeling, CRISPR gene-editing regulations in US

[USDA Under Secretary for marketing and regulatory programs Greg] Ibach discusses some of [the] issues he’s been dealing with in ...
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Japan finalizes CRISPR-edited crop rules, suggesting gene-edited foods could hit stores in 2019

An expert panel of the health ministry finalized a report on creating rules for genome-edited agricultural and marine products on ...
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Greenlighting of AquAdvantage salmon could ‘pave the way’ to disease resistant pigs and other GMO animals

[In March 2019], the Food and Drug Administration cleared the last hurdle for the genetically engineered "AquaAdvantage" salmon—the first (and ...
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Farm groups push USDA oversight of gene-edited animals, potentially sparking new regulatory battle with FDA

Livestock groups are aggressively pushing for regulation of the budding sector of gene-edited animals to be moved from FDA to ...
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Using genetic engineering to turn annual crops into perennials could bolster global food production

One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...
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Viewpoint: To fix the FDA, we need these qualities—including a commitment to regulatory reform — in its new leader

With the just-announced resignation of FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the White House and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex ...
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US researchers moving abroad to avoid FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal regulations

Alison Van Eenennaam offers a critical look at stifling US animal gene-editing rules ...