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Rust threatening wheat crops worldwide could be thwarted with genetics, but anti-GMO fervor remains challenge

Scientists worldwide are racing to develop rust-resistant wheat varieties before wheat crops worldwide succumb to the deadly disease, wheat rust ...

Superchicken? Researchers turn to genetics to breed global warming tolerant fowls

For all the concern about how climate change may affect people in cities, people in cars, people and their flood ...
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Avoid ‘failed’ GM crop approach to combat ‘superweeds’

Donnelle Eller's eye-opening article on glyphosate-resistant Superweeds details a real threat to Iowa agriculture and raises important questions about responsibility and ...

Oppostion to GM crops counter-productive to environment, economy and consumer

The news that Britain could soon grow genetically modified crops commercially is a victory for commonsense over irrational opportunism, and ...
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Cornell scientist says GMO label would encourage consumers to eat less processed foods

In the short term, the produce industry would probably benefit from legislation requiring foods containing GMOs be labeled as such, ...

Vast majority of lab-sounding GM work was completed in fields through selective breeding

Genetic modification (GM) sounds very laboratory-based – people in white coats inserting and deleting genes – but the vast majority of GM ...

Civic group accuses Taiwanese FDA of misleading with ad claiming GM foods do not cause cancer

The Homemakers United Foundation yesterday accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of trying to mislead the public by running ...
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Changing climates, mixing genes: Global warming may cause an increase in animal hybrids

A warming climate is shrinking many species' (e.g. polar bears, Bicknell's thrushes) habitats, to their detriment. It's also forcing many ...
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Republished retracted Séralini GMO corn rat study faces harsh criticism from scientists

The new Séralini rat corn study looks a lot like the old retracted one. According to independent scientists who have ...
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View from Quebec organic farm: Don’t knock our science-based technologically advanced methods

Julie Borlaug, the daughter of the father of the Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, recently criticized organic farming as scientifically anachronistic ...

Enter the ‘grolar bear’: Warming habitats means chances for inter-species mating

In the last 40 years, the Arctic has warmed by about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit, more than twice the overall global ...
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AquaBounty GE ‘super’ salmon on verge of approval–Should it be feared or welcomed?

Years ago scientists made a genetic modification to the DNA of an Atlantic salmon to create a fast growing fish ...

Fungi genes may be key to higher crop yields

Ian Sanders wants to feed the world. A soft-spoken Brit, Sanders studies fungus genetics in a lab at the University ...

Label food, but do it right: Scare-based labels hurt everybody

In early May, Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law that requires a label for any foods produced ...
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Genetically modified lab-created kale-Brussel sprouts Kalettes embraced by anti-GMO foodies

A new vegetable is coming to the U.S. this fall: a cross between kale and Brussel sprouts, dubbed Kalettes. It's ...

Monarch butterfly decline linked loss of milkweed: Are GMO crops to blame?

The main cause of the monarch butterfly's decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S ...
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GM not just about commodity farming: How it can rescue threatened coffee, chocolate, wine, bananas and OJ

Many anti-GM campaigners lambast crop biotechnology because the first generation of genetic modification focused on commodity crops such as corn, ...

Lack of funding in Nigeria hindering biotechnology research efforts

A professor, Olufunmilayo Adebambo, has said that the country is missing in the development and utilisation of its biotechnological potential. Adebambo, ...

Poorly written GM ban in Oregon opens door to lawsuits against non-GMO farmers

An ordinance that prohibits biotech crops in Oregon's Jackson County is vague enough to encompass some conventionally bred crops, according ...

Some worms’ genes shorten lifespans depending on diet

Evidence that diet can profoundly affect aging is beginning to emerge, sometimes through targeted studies and other times by accident ...

Fear of GMOs prevent GM barley resistant to ‘vomitoxin’-producing fungi from reaching beers

This past summer, exceptionally hot and humid for many, was brutal for the small-scale barley farmers who have been cropping ...
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AUDIO: Yale neurologist Steven Novella challenges fears of GMOs, industrial agriculture

For Medium's Inquiring Minds, Indre Viskontas spoke with Dr. Steven Novella, a neurologist at Yale University. Novella is a prominent voice ...
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Anne Glover, Europe’s chief science adviser faces anti-GMO, anti-tech politics

The European Commission's chief science adviser said publicly that politics impedes her ability to give unbiased advice to European policy ...
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“Outbreak” redux: Is lab research on influenza worth the risk of a pandemic?

What happens when you mix human error, deadly disease and lab animals? Hollywood would have us believe imminent disaster. Fear ...
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GM wheat–Is the potential being overstated as some scientists claim?

My colleague (and chief wheat breeder) at Oklahoma State University was recently interviewed by Ag Journal, and he expressed reservations about GMO wheat ...

Role of biotechnology in global food security cannot be dismissed for ideological reasons

Biotechnology sceptics have a right to question the role of biotechnology in global food security. But they are wrong to ignore ...
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Chicken Coop project traces genetics, history of multi-talented domestic chicken

Who cares how the chicken crossed the road; the intriguing question is now did it become such a multi-tasker. Nature's ...
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