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Could the rise of New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR soften opposition to crop biotechnology?

“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, ...
Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

Viewpoint: FDA schedules public meeting to address regulatory issues surrounding emerging alt-meat industry

So-called cellular agriculture raises numerous questions about whether the regulations enacted to ensure food safety for conventional animal foods are ...
Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

Can CRISPR save the banana and revolutionize coffee? Tropic Biosciences believes so.

In a lab at a U.K. research park, researchers from a startup called Tropic Biosciences are using CRISPR to create a better ...
What's in the CRISPR drawer for farming and food?

What’s in the CRISPR drawer for farming and food?

Most of us have heard of the gene edited non-browning mushroom that passed through USDA review without the regulatory hurdles ...
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Wheat and celiac disease: Modern breeding not to blame for gluten—but gene editing could help

New research shows that the immune-reactive agents of modern wheat have been around a long time, and are not necessarily ...
Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project | June 13, 2018Highlights: Anti-GMO activists, aided by Russian propaganda, have ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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Gene editing could provide humane alternative to painful cattle dehorning

Physical dehorning of dairy cattle is a standard practice to protect both human dairy workers and other animals from injury ...
What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

Mary Boote, Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalFarmer Network | June 12, 2018Highlights: Agricultural biotech solutions are being denied to ...
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US FDA: Gene-edited crops can have many advantages for consumers

Scientific advances in biotechnology, such as genome editing and synthetic biology, hold enormous potential to improve human and animal health, ...
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Organic farming advocate Klaas Martens comes out in favor of gene-edited crops

Klaas Martens, a prominent voice in the organic movement and a third-generation grain and livestock farmer, says he would be ...
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As world’s scientists herald CRISPR revolution, will Africa follow?

I am only wondering if those spreading the misinformation are currently following the recent “super” GMO technique referred to as ...
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How CRISPR is speeding up animal research

Fifteen years ago or so, when Helen Sang, a geneticist at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, and her colleagues wanted to ...
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Viewpoint: EU should embrace gene-edited crops to improve food nutrition

[T]he U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, issued a statement on March 28th providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ...
Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Plant scientist Devang Mehta: African farmers lose 24% of their cassava crop each year on average due to the mosaic ...
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Viewpoint: Let’s make sure smallholder farmers benefit from new breeding techniques

Critics argue that agro-biotechnology, and in particular genetic engineering, only provides large multinational corporations with the means to continue their ...
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What can farmers do to make sure gene-edited crops don’t suffer same fate as GMOs?

Farmers need to get in front of the messaging about genome editing technology — or risk seeing it suffer the ...
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America’s farmers vs anti-GMO groups: The looming fight over gene editing in agriculture

Although the USDA has announced it “does not have any plans to regulate plants” that are created through the revolutionary ...
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UK approves first gene-edited crop trial in Europe––for omega-3 oil boosting camelina

Gene-edited super-crops are to be sown in Britain in a European-first after scientists exploited a legal loophole. The Government has quietly ...
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Meet the doctor leading research on ethically fraught ‘three-parent’ babies

When future historians look back on the 21st century, one of the most iconic photos may be of a smiling, ...
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Taking the long route: How anti-GMO activism hinders ‘super crop’ research using CRISPR gene editing

One scientist has a promising idea to solve two major problems at once—removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and feeding ...
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CRISPR rice increases grain yield 25% in Chinese field trials

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop ...
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CRISPR plants are on the way—but gene-edited animals face more barriers

GMO crops have extra layers of government regulation beyond what “conventionally” bred plants have to deal with. But this year, ...
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Could pre-pregnancy genetic screening help with difficult child-bearing decisions?

Pregnancy comes with many unknowns. Perhaps one of the most harrowing is whether a child will be born healthy. Now, ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Regulating gene-edited crops as GMOs will do nothing to support sustainable agriculture’

Gene editing is the latest and sexiest DNA editing tool in the continuum of plant breeding innovations. With genetically modified ...
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European Seeds Association: Foods made with new breeding techniques shouldn’t be labeled

Labelling products that result from the so-called new plant breeding techniques would provide little new information and would therefore make ...
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Which foods does the USDA’s proposed ‘bioengineered’ label cover?

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed new guidelines for labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Food makers will ...
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USDA’s hands-off approach to gene-edited crops could revolutionize research and development

The US Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to stay out of the business of regulating gene-edited crops could be a ...

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