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CRISPR gene editing yields world’s smallest tomatoes to feed astronauts

Scientists at the National University of Colombia have bred the smallest tomato in the world using DNA from a cherry ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs will thwart US food innovation

In the absence of sensible regulation of the breathtaking genetic variation that exists naturally in our food species, innovation will ...
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Video: CRISPR-edited crops could see mainstream success in 2019

[Food producers have] been lauding the benefits of CRISPR for a couple of years, and how different it is from ...
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FDA announces controversial ‘risk-based’ rules for CRISPR-edited animal technology

Novel biotechnology, like genome editing, holds tremendous potential to improve animal health, enhance farm productivity, improve nutrition, and even reduce ...
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Biotech firms Amfora, Corteva strike deal to produce CRISPR-edited crops to meet surging protein demand

Amfora, a biotechnology company, announced it has reached a non-exclusive research and commercial license agreement with Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture ...
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International group of economists, geneticists calls for relaxed crop gene-editing rules to promote food security

With renewed attention to implementation and regulation, new plant breeding technologies such as gene editing could make an important contribution ...
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EU health commissioner calls for updated CRISPR-edited crop rules

The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner ...
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Viewpoint: USDA should take over animal gene-editing regulation from FDA to boost food innovation

With critical export markets still restricted by trade disputes and mounting concerns about animal disease risk....[p]roper regulatory oversight for an ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time Europe updates its 18-year-old GMO rules to regulate CRISPR-edited crops

‘In lectures, I often try to clarify things by using the tomato as an example,’ says Ernst van den Ende, ...
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Consumer-focused CRISPR-edited crops may be key to building public trust in biotech

Gene editing has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s a beneficial technology....The best way and ...
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Japan’s plan to deregulate CRISPR-edited crops may trigger backlash from consumers still wary of GMOs

Japan will allow gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations as long as the techniques involved meet ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will keep innovative products off the market

[T]he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed mandatory premarket new animal drug regulatory evaluation for all food animals ...
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Podcast: USDA official examines future of GMO labeling, CRISPR gene-editing regulations in US

[USDA Under Secretary for marketing and regulatory programs Greg] Ibach discusses some of [the] issues he’s been dealing with in ...
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Japan finalizes CRISPR-edited crop rules, suggesting gene-edited foods could hit stores in 2019

An expert panel of the health ministry finalized a report on creating rules for genome-edited agricultural and marine products on ...
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Greenlighting of AquAdvantage salmon could ‘pave the way’ to disease resistant pigs and other GMO animals

[In March 2019], the Food and Drug Administration cleared the last hurdle for the genetically engineered "AquaAdvantage" salmon—the first (and ...
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Farm groups push USDA oversight of gene-edited animals, potentially sparking new regulatory battle with FDA

Livestock groups are aggressively pushing for regulation of the budding sector of gene-edited animals to be moved from FDA to ...
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Using genetic engineering to turn annual crops into perennials could bolster global food production

One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...
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Viewpoint: To fix the FDA, we need these qualities—including a commitment to regulatory reform — in its new leader

With the just-announced resignation of FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the White House and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex ...
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US researchers moving abroad to avoid FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal regulations

Alison Van Eenennaam offers a critical look at stifling US animal gene-editing rules ...
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As sugar demand falls, gene editing could ‘reinvent’ sugarcane as green energy

Sugar has long been a source of energy for people, but now scientists believe they are close to unlocking its ...
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Calyxt gene-edited soybean oil debuts in Midwestern US restaurants

At the end of [February 2019], Calyxt, an agriculture-focused company based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, announced its first sale of ...
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Why EU gene-edited crop rules may not be as ‘far-reaching’ as scientists fear

Gene editing is the biggest technical advance in bioscience since the discovery of “recombinant DNA” technology....[t]hat....led to the commercialization of ...
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Animal gene editing breakthrough: Bringing Angus beef raised from US cattle to Brazil

The gene-edited heat-tolerant Angus cow could be a very big deal in Brazil ...
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New database tracks development of CRISPR-edited plants to spur biotech crop innovation

Recently developed gene editing tools, such as CRISPR / Cas, allow plant scientists to discover the functions of innumerable plant ...
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Quest for disease and pest-resistant rice: Ugandan researchers turn to hybrid, GMO breeding programs

Key crop researchers are pushing for the development and eventual commercialization of GMO varieties tailored to suit Uganda's needs ...
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PR battle between biotech industry, anti-GMO activists could determine fate of CRISPR gene-edited crops

In the grocery store of the future, consumers might shop for tomatoes with the spiciness of a chili pepper....and bread ...
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Biotech experts say gene-edited plants will yield greater benefits than GMOs or conventional crops

Here we present the results of an expert survey on the added potential benefits of genome-edited crops compared to those ...