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Viewpoint: ‘Heritage’ of emotional decision-making fuels EU’s opposition to biotech crops

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and diplomat famously put it, “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are ...
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Advances in technology spur calls for EU law amendments around GMOs

Researchers have come forward in support of a recent proposal from The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, to ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to treat gene-edited animals like ‘walking drugs’ will stifle agricultural innovation

Nov. 3 marked One Health Day (www.onehealthcommission.org) – an international campaign to recognize the importance of a broad, trans-disciplinary approach ...
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Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...
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13 nations say it’s time to end ‘political posturing’ and embrace crop gene editing

 Agricultural scientists have been excited about gene editing since it debuted several years ago. The technology dramatically cuts the time ...
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Despite EU gene-editing restrictions, Dutch government may greenlight CRISPR crop studies

Dutch agriculture minister Carola Schouten is considering allowing experiments involving a ‘light form’ of crop genetic modification even though the ...
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FDA plan to regulate a gene-edited animal as a ‘drug’ will ‘choke’ research, experts say

Despite the Trump administration's calls to increase innovation in biotechnology in a new draft proposal, experts say the classification of genetic editing ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental gene editing shows promise, but requires ‘careful oversight’

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials ...
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Video: Led by gene editing, these scientific breakthroughs are the future of agriculture

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are ...
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Animal biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam questions FDA plan to classify CRISPR gene-edited animals as drugs

The [FDA in 2019]  will roll out several guidance documents meant to provide “intensive assistance” for navigating its guidelines for ...
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CRISPR gene editing could fuel fight against evolving cotton pests

[B]ugs are biting back by adapting to crops genetically engineered to kill them. A new study published in the Proceedings of ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s GMO process-based crop regulations are a great way to kill innovation

In 2002, Europe establishing a new regulatory agency, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to resolve its regulation problems regarding ...
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FDA launches initiative to support plant, animal biotechnology innovation

Today, [October 30] the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan to outline the key ...
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CRISPR gene editing could save pigs from devastating disease

As flu season rears its ugly head, humans aren’t the only ones on the virus’ warpath. Pigs are also vulnerable ...
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Healthier oil? US farmers poised for first harvest of gene-edited soybeans

Farmers in the United States are poised to harvest, for the first time, 6,500 hectares of genetically modified soybeans that ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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Countering the impact of climate change through new breeding techniques

It is imperative that we breed new varieties of plants to make agriculture more sustainable, given increasing food demand and ...
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Viewpoint: Experts need to engage, educate the public on benefits of animal gene editing

Gene editing shows considerable potential for improving animal health and welfare and food safety while reducing dependence on antimicrobials and ...
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EU’s ‘stringent’ gene-edited crop regulations starting to ‘chill’ plant breeding research

Three months after the European Union’s top court gave gene-edited crops the same stringent legal status as genetically modified (GM) ...
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CRISPR gene editing offers hope for struggling French seed maker Vilmorin

U.S. sanctions against Iran and a slide in Turkey’s currency are contributing to an uncertain short-term outlook for seed maker ...
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EU parliament urged to reverse de facto ban on gene-edited crops

The European Union Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent decision that new gene-editing techniques must go through the same lengthy approval ...
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Boosting crop yields by using genetic engineering to help plants discard natural toxins

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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CRISPR could help combat bovine tuberculosis—disease that costs farmers $3 billion annually

Recombinetics announced [October 16] the launch of TARGET-TB, a tripartite collaborative research project with University College Dublin in the Republic ...
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Precision plant breeding could boost sustainable rice production 25 percent

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) [recently] announced a multi-year framework agreement on ...
Viewpoint: Success of first ever gene-edited soybean exposes folly of EU's hostility to crop biotech

Viewpoint: Success of first ever gene-edited soybean exposes folly of EU’s hostility to crop biotech

In the US, genome-edited crops have been grown and harvested for the first time – soybeans with a changed and ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to replace our fear-based genetic engineering regulations

In the early 1970s a group of scientists -- none involved in agriculture or food -- raised concerns about the ...
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Viewpoint: Europe has traded crop biotechnology for ‘faith-based’ agroecology

We are living in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming ...
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World’s most popular banana faces extinction. Can gene editing save it?

Suring the summer of 1989, Randy Ploetz was in his laboratory just south of Miami, when he received a package ...