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Could gene editing overcome 'squeamishness' about GMOs and crop biotechnology?

Could gene editing overcome ‘squeamishness’ about GMOs and crop biotechnology?

Climate change is .... empowering a less familiar food foe: fungal pathogens. Molds and mildews thrive under increased precipitation and ...
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Video: Meet the gene-edited cows that could revolutionize beef production

On July 14, 2018 Genzelle, an Angus calf genetically engineered to withstand Brazil's high summer temperatures, was born. Cows like ...
Viewpoint: Costly regulations prevent consumers from enjoying benefits of biotech crops

Viewpoint: Costly regulations prevent consumers from enjoying benefits of biotech crops

[T]hree papers [recently published] from research groups around the world detail attempts to make a new type of super-tomato: one ...
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Europe stands alone in its ‘backward de facto ban’ of agricultural gene editing, European scientists warn

"We, as vice-chancellors of Swedish universities and higher education institutions, are very critical of a decision by the Court of ...
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Can EU regulators keep CRISPR-edited plants out of Europe?

[With] gene-editing scissors, or the CRISPR-Cas method .... DNA sequences can be removed from or added to cells. The target ...
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North American trade deal includes ‘science-based’ gene editing regulations

Farmers and agribusinesses welcomed the agreement on a new North American trade pact, easing fears that the Trump administration’s tough ...
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Plant domestication takes decades. With CRISPR it could take two years

Gene editing can speed up plant domestication, taming wild vines, bushes and grasses and turning them into new crops. Editing ...
Plant breeding evolution: How manipulating crops helped build civilization

Plant breeding evolution: How manipulating crops helped build civilization

Humans have been breeding plants for millennia. Our ancestors began to domesticate plants (and animals) at least 10,000 years ago, allowing ...
What CRISPR gene editing has taught us about the GMO debate

What CRISPR gene editing has taught us about the GMO debate

After decades of special interest groups raising unwarranted fears and misrepresenting every aspect of so-called “GMOs”, opponents of innovation in ...
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Video: How CRISPR gene editing can protect and improve our food supply

Following the July European Court of Justice decision to regulate gene-edited crops as GMOs, a debate over the costs and ...
UK officials say they will enact 'science-based' biotech crop regulations

UK officials say they will enact ‘science-based’ biotech crop regulations

[On September 14th] the I published an article regarding the future of gene editing following a letter from 30 leading scientists to ...
Experts press UK regulators for clarity on biotech crop regulations

Experts press UK regulators for clarity on biotech crop regulations

The John Innes Centre is today joining a call for the [UK] government to address the implications of a European ...
CRISPR gene editing speeds breeding of Cassava and other staple food crops

CRISPR gene editing speeds breeding of Cassava and other staple food crops

Cassava plays a big role as a staple food and a highly favored commodity in the multibillion starch industry. However, ...
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Predictability: Why there’s no reason to be looking for ‘unexpected surprises’ in GMO breeding

There's a big difference between "unintended" and "unexpected" effects from genetics and breeding, and regulators are looking for the wrong ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may calm public’s fear of biotech

Since the first genetically modified tomato hit the U.S. market in 1994, consumers have been suspicious of scientific tinkering with ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s new gene-editing rules show failure of scientific leadership

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that plants bred via recent mutagenesis techniques would fall ...
CRISPR-edited crops with better 'ventilation systems' could withstand climate change

CRISPR-edited crops with better ‘ventilation systems’ could withstand climate change

As the world heats up, plants face a dilemma -- the same tiny holes they have to open to exchange ...
Biotech experts push 'science-based review' of European court's ruling on gene-edited plants

Biotech experts push ‘science-based review’ of European court’s ruling on gene-edited plants

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) classifies genome-edited plants as genetically modified organisms ...
Viewpoint: When it comes to CRISPR crop regulations, Europe must trust its biotech experts

Viewpoint: When it comes to CRISPR crop regulations, Europe must trust its biotech experts

The latest ruling by the European Court of Justice requires that crops created using gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR must ...
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Europe’s restrictions on gene-edited crops may cause ‘exodus’ of biotech scientists

Plant scientists have reacted with shock, even anger, to the July decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on gene editing ...
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CRISPR is poised to revolutionize biotech crops if politics doesn’t block it

Back in 2016, I wrote a feature story for Florida Grower magazine on the potential of CRISPR/Cas9 to improve agricultural productivity and maybe even ...
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Has the anti-GMO movement ‘hijacked’ sustainable agriculture?

The hijacking of the terms ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ by anti-genetically modified organism (GMO) groups is misleading, according scientists at University ...
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What is a GMO? That’s a question with many answers

Nothing seems to upset those arguing about GMOs more than debating the definition of the term “GMO” itself. Most proponents ...
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USDA: New US-Mexico trade agreement supports crop biotechnology previously blocked by Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ... issued the following statement regarding the announcement on trade between the United States ...
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Viewpoint: To be competitive, India must follow its own lead in regulating gene editing

The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms altered using gene editing tools should be subjected to the same rules as ...
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CRISPR gene editing could improve crops, animals in Sub-Saharan Africa, but public education is key

.... (CRISPR) technology has enabled genetic engineering feats previously considered impracticable, offering great hopes for solutions to problems facing society ...
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Can CRISPR help us stop wasting so much food?

CRISPR. It’s not what’s for dinner. Not yet, at least. But the hot genetic editing technology could be instrumental in ...
GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

With a new initiative, NGOs in Germany are seeking authority over the approval of biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals and ...