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Skepticism of GMOs, CRISPR won’t slow crop biotech innovation, biologist predicts

Genetically modified crops have the potential, if widely adopted, to help feed the world and vastly change the crop input ...
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Five ways CRISPR plants can combat climate change

Plants occupy a unique nexus when it comes to climate change. On the one hand, they can help prevent climate ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice against multiple diseases, preserving crop yields and biodiversity

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit Semi-Dwarf1 (SD1) in elite Chinese rice varieties, which has ...
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New technique may yield gene-edited plants in a few weeks, instead of 9 months

A University of Minnesota research team recently developed new methods that will make it significantly faster to produce gene-edited plants ...
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US revising GMO, gene editing rules to ensure health and environmental safety, protect innovation

.... More than 30 years have passed since the three federal agencies that deal with agricultural products of biotechnology — ...
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New CRISPR gene-drive system could crack down on antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture

Taking advantage of powerful advances in CRISPR gene editing, scientists at the University of California San Diego have set their ...
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CRISPR-edited crops could go on sale in Japan before end of 2019

Food products produced using genome editing technology could go on sale in Japan by the end of the year despite ...
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Plagued by citrus greening disease, US citrus production down more than 50% since mid-1990s

The United States remains one of the world’s top citrus-producing nations, trailing only Brazil and China in annual production. However, ...
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Bacterial DNA found in gene-edited dairy cow could slow development of more CRISPR animals

Many scientists and animal breeders are keenly interested in directly altering a portion of an organism’s genome to incorporate specific ...
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European ‘Green Deal’ stripped of proposal to develop ‘innovative strategies,’ including gene editing

The Green Deal submitted [Dec. 11] left out two controversial passages to agriculture. The debate on genetic engineering and pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

Undermining science that does not fit into one's intellectual or political framework is dangerous ...
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US GMO, CRISPR crop regulations could face major ‘overhaul’ in 2020

USDA officials are confident that a finalized proposal to overhaul the country’s regulatory framework for biotech crops can be achieved ...
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USMCA trade deal boosts American agriculture, supports gene-editing technology, USDA says

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of ...
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Viewpoint: With Conservative sweep of the ‘Brexit election’, Boris Johnson poised to steer the UK out of ‘outdated’ EU GMO, CRISPR regulations

If the UK replaces the EU's overly cautious biotech rules with a pro-innovation scheme, it could become a true global ...
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High yielding, gene-edited potato could help prevent future french fry shortages

Panic is setting in about a potential french fry shortage in the near future, due to a poor potato harvest ...
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French seed firm strikes gene editing licensing deal, despite CRISPR’s uncertain future in EU

Despite the ongoing legal uncertainty over the future of new plant breeding innovation in Europe, US agricultural company Corteva Agriscience ...
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Opportunity to develop disease-resistant crops ‘has never been greater,’ plant pathologists say

Approaches to manipulating disease resistance in plants is expanding exponentially due to advances in our understanding of plant defense mechanisms ...
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‘Natural health’ and conspiracy sites exploit social media to fester opposition to GMO crops. Here’s a study about what can be done to stop it

The unsatisfactory answer to 'How do we control the spread of disinformation?" may be, "We don't know yet." ...
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EU CRISPR-edited crop rules still unclear, a year after landmark court ruling

After the controversial European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in 2018 that organisms obtained by new plant breeding techniques (NBTs) ...
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CRISPR-edited pigs could blunt swine fever epidemic threatening China’s food supply

Inside a fortresslike megafarm on the outskirts of Beijing, dozens of pink and black pigs forage and snooze, unfazed by ...
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3 German science institutes say CRISPR-edited plants not GMOs, call for new EU biotech crop rules

The EU science community continues to put pressure on regulators to reform Europe's genetic engineering law. On [Dece. 4] ...
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Is there a place for CRISPR gene editing in organic farming? Many farmers say ‘yes’

Denying ourselves these benefits to protect distorted ideas about what's 'natural' is nonsensical ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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CRISPR, disease-sensing technologies could yield a ‘cornucopia’ of healthier, tastier foods

Consumers may soon begin purchasing fun-sized fruits and vegetables, as well as processed foods that incorporate healthier ingredients .... And ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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Biotech industry fears Canada’s uncertain CRISPR crop rules will slow farming innovation

Canada is falling behind other jurisdictions in providing clarity on how it will regulate new crop varieties developed through gene ...
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How a genetically modified morning glory was almost the 2020 Olympics mascot

Sebastian Cocioba, a 29-year-old college dropout and self-styled “plant hacker,” has lived there with his parents for the past decade ...
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Leaked document suggests EU may relax its strict CRISPR-edited crop regulations

The European Commission plans to create specific legislation to facilitate the production of genetically edited crops, following the July 2018 ...