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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 ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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United Nations FAO biotech expert panel: CRISPR gene editing can ‘transform’ agricultural production

CRISPR gene editing has a pivotal role to play in the fight against global food insecurity,  a panel of US ...
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New gene-edited canola variety resists deadly disease, expected to drastically boost crop yields

Three new traits for canola, which can increase crop yields and reduce harmful environmental impacts, has been developed by Cibus, ...
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Will CRISPR’s promise force the organic industry to reconsider its opposition to gene-edited crops?

In addition to better nutrition, CRISPR can produce foods with fewer 'inputs' than conventional and organic foods ...
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Fighting climate change with gene editing: Can we slash cows’ methane production?

Preventing ruminant methane from being produced in the first place seems a sensible way to limit its damaging effects ...
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Efforts to block CRISPR crop cultivation in Australia unlikely to gain political support, parliament member says

A Senate bid to overturn the lack of regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms is unlikely to achieve anything. The Greens ...
'Tuning' plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

‘Tuning’ plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

Increasing human populations demand more productive agriculture, which in turn relies on crop plants adjusted for high-yield systems. [G]enetic tuning ...
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5 classic American foods CRISPR gene editing could protect from climate change, declining yields

Football is back.... Here are five tailgating classics that gene editing could improve: Beer Anyone who has ever watched Super ...
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77% of Generation Z willing to eat CRISPR, GMO-derived foods, new report shows

Members of Generation Z — those born between 1995 and 2010 — are the most willing to try foods produced ...
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Will the EU reverse its block on CRISPR crops? Rebel countries urge regulators to reconsider legal status of gene editing

The EU Council will ask the Commission to conduct a study into the “status of novel genomic techniques” for plants ...
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Podcast: CRISPR might save the banana from deadly disease. Will consumers get behind the technology?

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and ...
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CRISPR-edited wheat cuts immune response in ‘gluten-sensitive’ patients by 85%, new study shows

Approximately one person in 100 has celiac disease, which means for them eating gluten is risking diarrhea, vomiting, malnutrition, and ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice, staple crop consumed by billions, against devastating bacterial infection

Genome editing has made one of the world’s most important crops resistant to a devastating bacterial infection. ... The researchers ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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Young scientists urge New Zealand’s Green Party to embrace CRISPR for ‘sake of the climate’

Recently, there has been a shift in society's view of genetic modification and its potential applications in the fight against ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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CRISPR crops, precision medicine could fuel 17.2% annual growth in North American gene-editing research

"The growth of the genome editing market is primarily attributed to the rise in the production of genetically modified crops ...
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Podcast: Plant diseases destroy $220 billion worth of crops annually. Meet the scientists fighting to protect our food supply

Looking at the massive selection of goods available in US grocery stores, most consumers likely don't realize just how hard ...
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Viewpoint: Arrival of GMO, gene-edited biofortified crops weakens case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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CRISPR avocados could withstand climate change, but political, scientific roadblocks remain

[In August], a team of scientists .... announced that it had mapped the DNA sequences of several types of avocados ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...