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Viewpoint: Activist myth-making, anti-science lobbying undermine Uganda’s path to food security

The president's trepidation about crop biotech is science-free and largely due to the influence of Western environmental groups ...
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‘Using Nature’s Shuttle’: Judith A. Heiman’s fascinating new book about how scientists learned to create genetically modified crops

Judith A. Heimann’s recent book [Using Nature's Shuttle] provides a thoroughly engaging account of how [the mystery of plant crown ...
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Podcast: A brief history of CRISPR gene-editing—and how it could change our food supply

Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided ...
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Viewpoint: GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them

Anti-GMO activists should take a step back and look closely at some of the benefits that new genetically modified crops ...
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CRISPR gene editing protects apples from orchard-destroying fire blight disease

The bacterium Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight disease in apple, triggers its infection through the DspA/E effector ...
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Viewpoint: We need intensive agriculture to combat climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Viewpoint: FDA animal gene-editing rules boost food waste, stifle US agriculture research

A proposed U.S. regulatory framework for how the FDA treats gene-edited livestock may do more than put U.S. livestock producers ...
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Cloning tool spots ‘foreign DNA,’ minimizes off-target changes with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and Durham University in the UK developed a tried and tested cloning system ...
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‘Patchwork’ of global gene editing regulations will harm seed production, group warns

Failing to harmonize international regulations around the use of gene editing in agricultural production will hurt seed production globally ...
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing

They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters ...
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CRISPR and other new breeding techniques could be key to unlocking potential of global wheat production

Scientists and policy makers are calling for wider use of new breeding techniques ...
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Brazil plan to breed gene-edited dairy cattle on hold after bacterial DNA found in animal’s genome

Up until a few months ago, Brazil was all set to create the country’s first herd of genetically dehorned dairy ...
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CRISPR gene editing speeds efforts to breed disease-resistant wheat, cut nitrogen pollution

Researchers from around the globe gathered in Saskatoon [in August], focused on making wheat more efficient and sustainable using the ...
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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...
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Gene-silencing biopesticide targets harmful insects without threatening pollinators

A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed ...
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CRISPR-edited wheat resists humidity damage, could yield higher quality flour

Scientists have created a rain-resistant wheat variety using genome-editing technology, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of higher-quality ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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UK aquaculture researchers welcome Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pro-GMO, CRISPR stance as Brexit proceeds

Some of the most progressive researchers in the UK’s aquaculture biotechnology sphere have welcomed Boris Johnson’s pledge to support the ...
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New Zealand’s Royal Society calls for updated CRISPR rules to accommodate gene-editing innovation

Genetic technologies such as gene editing are developing quickly and their cost is rapidly falling. This is creating new approaches ...
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Agricultural industry split over prospects of government not regulating gene editing as part of reform of biotechnology regulations

Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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Untraceable CRISPR? New gene editing method modifies plants without leaving ‘foreign DNA’ footprint

Processes of traditional trait development in plants depend on genetic variations derived from spontaneous mutation or artificial random mutagenesis. Limited ...
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China’s multi-billion-dollar investment in CRISPR could help feed its ‘massive’ population

[Cell biologist Gao Caixia] is one face of the Chinese government’s bet that CRISPR can transform the country’s food supply ...
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USDA hints that CRISPR gene-edited crops should be allowed in organic farming

USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee [in July] that plants grown with the aid ...
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Bipartisan congressional group urges FDA to develop ‘workable’ GMO, CRISPR-edited animal rules

More than 20 House Energy & Commerce Committee members sent a letter to acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless on [July 26] ...
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Infographic: How CRISPR gene editing works

Here's a quick look at the mechanics of CRISPR, courtesy of Euroseeds, a trade association for European seed producers. The ...
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New breeding techniques can boost food security in Africa, report finds

New breeding techniques can help Africa meet its food security and industrial needs while improving farmer livelihoods, according to a ...