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Genetic engineering of a different kind: Using nuclear energy in Burundi to attack cassava diseases

When Burundian cassava farmers split open the plant’s starchy root, they’re hoping to find white flesh that resembles coconut meat ...
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CRISPR technology opens door to vertical farming of dozens of crops, from strawberries and cucumbers to mango and almond trees

Do you want it locally grown, water-saving and pesticide-free? Urban agriculture might suit you, with a little help from gene ...
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From low-gluten wheat to virus-resistant cacao, CRISPR can enhance our favorite foods

Ever since its discovery, there has been no looking back for CRISPR ....  Aside from tomato, strawberry, banana, grape, apple, ...
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Following Golden Rice approval, Philippines poised to implement rules to accommodate GMO animals, CRISPR crops

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader. Golden Rice (GR2E) field tests were harvested in October 2019 and ...
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Viewpoint: President Trump should end FDA-USDA turf war over animal gene-editing regulation to foster innovation

In more than two decades, only one biotechnology food animal has been approved for production and sale in the United ...
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CRISPR could help immunize Africa’s staple crop sorghum against destructive witchweed parasite

Sorghum crops in areas where the agricultural parasite striga, also known as witchweed, is common are more likely to have ...
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Transgenic GMOs will remain banned in Italy, agriculture minister says, but cisgenic gene editing could help sustain nation’s crop diversity

Italy’s agricultural minister Teresa Bellanova has expressed an interest in developing sustainable biotechnology, in the light of a milestone agreement ...
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FDA defends CRISPR-edited animal rules likely to block most uses: Is the agency trying to avoid litigation from anti-GMO groups?

"How can the presence of one identifiable variant justify the costs and delays of mandatory FDA oversight?" ...
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EU review of strict CRISPR crop rules dominated by biotech industry, anti-GMO groups allege

The EU is launching a consultation as part of an info-gathering exercise for a Commission study on “the status of ...
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Healthier white bread could be in stores by 2025, after genes controlling wheat fiber content identified

An international group of scientists led by Rothamsted Research and the John Innes Centre have opened the door to healthier ...
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Leaked proposals suggest EU may assess CRISPR gene editing to ‘improve sustainability’ of food production

More leaked drafts of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy reveal how the [European] Commission’s plan to make EU food ...
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Field trials of non-browning CRISPR-edited potatoes begin in Argentina

In a study published recently in the Frontiers in Plant Science magazine, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported they have edited ...
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Video: House of Lords member and science writer Matt Ridely urges UK to ‘break free’ of Europe’s restrictive CRISPR crop rules

The UK must break away from Europe's restrictive agricultural gene-editing rules, science writer Matt Ridley told the UK's House of ...
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Gene editing could help make vertical farming a viable tool in the battle against global hunger

Dr. Huw Jones of Aberystwyth University stressed the importance of genetic engineering in the future of agriculture, saying that while ...
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CRISPR gene editing knocks out viruses responsible for billions of dollars in crop losses

Viruses cause billions of dollars in losses for many food, feed, and fiber crops, including staples like wheat, rice, potatoes, ...
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5 ways CRISPR-engineered animals can help combat climate change

Climate change is a man-made problem, but humans aren’t the only animals that will be impacted by warming temperatures and ...
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Video: Biotech firm Syngenta defends GMO crops, Impossible Burger as climate change mitigation tools

Syngenta Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald discusses the need to help farmers adapt to climate change, genetically-modified food and the ...
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Viewpoint: India’s proposed CRISPR crop rules could ‘severely constrain’ gene-editing innovation

At long last, [India's] Department of Biotechnology has [published] draft genome editing guidelines on January 9 for month-long public comments ...
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Post-Brexit UK will follow EU GMO, gene-edited crop rules, but long-term regulatory divergence still possible

On 1 February, responsibility for approving novel foods passes from the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) to the UK Food ...
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GMO, gene-edited crops face uncertain future in UK despite post-Brexit hopes for relaxed biotech rules

Growing and selling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is permitted in the UK but GMO products are subject to a lengthy ...
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Viewpoint: Safe and sustainable CRISPR crop revolution offers counterpunch to ‘misinformation’ and ‘fake dangers’ promoted by anti-GMO campaigners

Gene-edited crops usually can't be distinguished from conventionally-bred varieties. Opponents of NBTs may never comprehend this basic lesson of plant ...
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Oil from CRISPR-edited Camelina plants could be fast-tracked for commercialization following USDA approval

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. [Jan. 16] announced that it has submitted an “Am I Regulated?” letter to USDA-APHIS’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Archaic’ FDA regulation hinders animal gene-editing innovation

Around the world, countries are experimenting, implementing, and – importantly – properly regulating gene editing in livestock. China has been ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields corn resistant to widely used sulfonylurea herbicide, study shows

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other institutions reported precise based editing of maize genes using CRISPR-Cas9, leading ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam explains how the CRISPR gene editing ‘revolution’ can improve our food

The final instalment of Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution is an interview with Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, a livestock ...
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CRISPR-edited crops reveal gene responsible for salt tolerance in rice

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute reported that FLN2, a gene that encodes fructokinase-like protein2, influences sugar metabolism as ...
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Want consumers to embrace CRISPR? Don’t call it a gene-editing ‘revolution,’ explain its agricultural benefits

How can you talk to consumers about gene editing when most have little understanding of how plants are bred? The ...