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For sale in Canada, genetically engineered salmon delayed by politics in US

A trivia question for American food shoppers: AquAdvantage, the genetically engineered Atlantic salmon being sold in Canada, is available in ...
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Report: ‘Little doubt’ GMOs increase crop yields

Editor's note: Gary Brester is a professor of agricultural economics at Montana State University Some have questioned whether GM crops ...
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‘Animal uplift’: Could we—and should we—make animals smarter?

Advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the not–too–distant future we may be able to boost human intelligence. If that’s ...
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‘Come stay with me’: Indian farmer invites anti-GMO activists to see how biotech cotton improves lives

Balwinder Kang has a simple message for those who don’t think Indian farmers like him should be able to utilize ...
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Do you really own your own DNA?

Is DNA property? At first glance, the answer would appear to be yes. After all, why would surreptitiously swabbing someone’s DNA ...
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EU seeks ‘clarity’ on court’s recommendation not to regulate new crop breeding techniques as GMOs

The European Commission expects “important” clarity on the scope of GMO legislation ahead of a Court ruling on new plant ...
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Viewpoint: 6 ways IARC Director Christopher Wild lied to Congress about cancer agency’s glyphosate debacle

While the outgoing head of the embattled agency refused to testify before the US House Science Committee, he did send ...
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Top Mexican university endorses GMOs: ‘Unfair and immoral’ that farmers don’t have access to biotech

The national debate about the use of GMOs in Mexico experienced a significant shift when the technology received strong academic ...
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Should the FDA have a say in ‘do-it-yourself’ biohacking?

In the past few months, the possibility of do-it-yourself genetic engineering has exited the realm of the purely hypothetical. ...
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No set date to end glyphosate herbicide use in Germany, says agriculture minister

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday [Jan. 18] he could see no set date for an end to ...
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Nigerian scientist hits back at anti-GMO group’s attack on approval of biotech cassava field trials

A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to ...
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Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research

Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed ...
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European court recommends gene-edited crops be exempt from EU GMO laws

Gene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws on GM food, although individual states can regulate them if they ...
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CRISPR food coming soon: USDA decision speeds up regulatory process for gene-edited crops

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the green light to a version of the plant Camelina sativa, an important oilseed crop that ...
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Video: Kansas state lawmaker Steve Alford makes racially charged genetics comments, will not resign

A white Kansas lawmaker who suggested at a public forum that blacks were predisposed to abusing drugs resigned from two legislative committee ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t afford to let ethical questions blunt the potential of CRISPR gene editing

With CRISPR, there is no doubt that there are multiple very concerning implications to the technology. Should humans actually alter ...
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Viewpoint: GMO, conventional or organic? Let farmers decide

When one disparages farms that are organic or ones that use full-on technology, this does not take into consideration the ...
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Are genetically engineered Arctic apples safe to eat?

The Arctic apple is the juiciest newcomer to produce aisles. It has the special ability to resist browning after being ...
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EU braces for landmark decision on whether CRISPR, other New Plant Breeding Techniques will be regulated as GMOs

UPDATE: The European Court of Justice's advocate general has said gene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws ...
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Viewpoint: It’s unreasonable to think Big Ag controls pro-GMO scientists

Scientists are generally inclined to dislike big companies--but they know that biotechnology has made our food supply safer and more ...
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‘Sabotage’ of field trials by anti-GMO activists causes seed company to reconsider research in France

Limagrain, the world’s fourth-largest seed maker, will consider moving its research activities out of France if field trials in its ...
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Uganda’s Minister of Science: Country will be better off with GMO law

Uganda’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Elioda Tumwesigye, has said Uganda should embrace science and innovation for faster economic ...
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Viewpoint: Russia Today’s ‘fake news’ about GMOs is a strategic attack by Putin on US science and technology

On Sunday [Jan. 7], CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a segment on the propaganda role of Russian news network RT, or Russia Today. ... RT, the ...
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Have ‘bio-citizens’ pushed us to a regulatory turning point?

[We are at the beginning of] an upstart revolution where citizens are deciding not to wait around for a cure ...
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11 states join Monsanto in lawsuit against California’s glyphosate cancer warning

Monsanto Co has gained the support of 11 states in its fight to stop California from requiring the company to ...
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IARC cancer agency mounts PR effort as probe of possible corruption grows

The agency was heavily criticized for the methodology used in declaring the herbicide glyphosate a "probable carcinogen." Now IARC is ...
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Viewpoint: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni should trust country’s scientists—not activists—on GMO safety

Editor's note: Arthur Makara is the executive director of the Science Foundation for Livelihoods and Development in Uganda When [Uganda's] President ...
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Ethical questions surround deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases

[D]eep brain stimulation [is] a type of therapy in which one or more electrodes are inserted into your brain and ...