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One year after EU decision to regulate CRISPR crops as GMOs, 120 research institutions call for updated plant breeding rules

Scientists from 120 European research institutions support an open statement [arguing] that crops created using gene-editing techniques should not be ...
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Virus-resistant gene-edited tomato won’t be regulated as GMOs, USDA says

Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations for ...
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Viewpoint: There will be no crop biotech revolution unless scientists, consumers learn to talk to each other

It is imperative that scientists bridge the gap and enable an open, global dialogue so that all are informed ...
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Short on time, US regulators scramble to streamline CRISPR-edited plant, animal rules

All three of the federal agencies charged with regulating bioengineered plants and animals are looking at ways of streamlining regulations ...
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EU food-testing labs must track unapproved CRISPR crop imports—but there’s no easy way to do it

A landmark European court ruling that made gene-edited crops subject to the same stringent regulations as other genetically modified organisms ...
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Viewpoint: Why CRISPR-edited crops should be allowed in organic agriculture

A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential ...
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Argentina developing pest-resistant, GMO cotton using gene-silencing technology

In Argentina, the presence of the cotton weevil represents a challenge for cotton production due to the productive losses it ...
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Demand for sustainable farming fuels growth of ‘GMO-free’ gene silencing tools to combat pests

Since its discovery more than 20 years ago, RNA interference (RNAi) has been extensively used in crop protection platforms. So ...
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Podcast: Land use for animal agriculture has declined 140 million hectares since 2000. Can we keep this ‘livestock revolution’ alive?

We're often told raising animals for food takes a devastating toll on the environment, consuming ever more natural resources, hastening ...
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What can CRISPR do for agriculture? Deep dive into crop gene editing’s sustainable future

CRISPR is often thought of as "molecular scissors" used for precision breeding to cut DNA so that a certain trait ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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Viewpoint: FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal rules threaten US farming innovation

“Keep America First in Agriculture” was launched June 25 by the National Pork Producers Council, stressing the need for establishing ...
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FDA rejects call for USDA takeover of CRISPR gene-edited animal regulation

The Food and Drug Administration is standing its ground in the latest battle over its regulatory turf, warning livestock groups ...
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CRISPR gene edited soybeans suited for hotter climates offer ‘enormous’ crop yield boost

Chinese agricultural scientists using gene-editing technology have created new soybean mutants, which could lead to soybean crops in much warmer ...
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African cassava mosaic virus poses serious threat to food security. Is CRISPR gene editing the answer?

.... African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) has been linked to famine and indirectly to the deaths of thousands of people ...
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The first gene-edited soybean opens door to a slew of new CRISPR foods

The number of crop gene-editing projects underway around the world is astonishing ...
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New CRISPR-based platform detects plant pests, identifies useful traits for crop breeding

SHERLOCK technology is a new CRISPR-based platform that is rapid and portable and enables detection and quantitation of plant genes ...
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Streamlining biotechnology regulations: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to lobby Trump for joint USDA-FDA CRISPR gene editing animal oversight

Arguing against regulations classifying livestock as drugs, the National Pork Producers Council wants the Food and Drug Administration to yield ...
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Podcast: CRISPR immunizes pigs against PRRS—deadly viral disease that costs $600 million annually

Christine Burkard, assistant professor of infection and immunity at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, says her team has devised a ...
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Trump executive order streamlining biotech rules won’t speed CRISPR animal approvals, livestock industry says

The executive order that the Trump administration announced [in June 2019] to streamline the approval process for agricultural biotechnology has ...
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Gene editing could save Ghana’s cocoa from extinction, scientists say

A new study warns that climate change could drive Ghana’s cocoa (cacao) industry to extinction — a fate that scientists ...
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CRISPR, ‘speed breeding’ can help meet surging food demand on a warming planet

Farmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly .... but the amount ...
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President Trump signs executive order that aims to streamline approvals for gene-edited and GMO crops, animals

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on [June 11] directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for ...
EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability ...
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Food waste-reducing non-browning Romaine lettuce edges closer to market

The agriculture industry is constantly trying to reduce food waste. To continue that effort, Intrexon Corporation announced it is advancing ...
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From health clinics to farms, CRISPR has a bright future, but diligence required to limit ‘off-target’ effects

The ability to make targeted, intentional changes in chromosomal DNA using the tools of genome editing has been a tremendous ...
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Scientific challenges to CRISPR crops ‘largely settled,’ though political, social concerns remain

Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier ...