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Podcast: There’s more to plant breeding than GMOs. Overlooked biotech tools help develop new crops

When most people hear the term biotechnology they think GMOs. It’s important to know that biotechnology is much more than ...
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Video: EU Parliament member calls for ‘pragmatic’ debate about crop gene editing in Europe

Dutch MEP Jan Huitema spoke before the Agriculture Committee of the EU Parliament on January 7. He called for a ...
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Video: Why infectious diseases are so troublesome for air travelers

When Emirates Flight EK203 landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport last September, it did not proceed to its ...
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Video: How accurate is Non-GMO Project’s butterfly label?

Make no mistake, the Non-GMO Project isn't here to sell you safer food, they're just here to make money on ...
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Video: Why many food companies won’t pick a side in the GMO debate

In this video, Know Ideas Media founder Nick Saik explains why farmers and agriculture companies have to get involved in ...
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Video: How the Environmental Working Group manipulated the math on glyphosate safety levels to create ‘Roundup in Cheerios’ scare

The weed killer glyphosate (aka Roundup in patented form) is lauded by farmers as a safe, effective herbicide. However, there ...
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Video: Why gene editing could change the path of human evolution

Most people think the genetics revolution is primarily about healthcare. But what's really at play is the evolutionary trajectory of ...
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Video: Looking back at groundbreaking twins research—and its impact on genetics

“I have looked at the data, and I’m collecting the data, and I’m still absolutely astounded. I still haven’t settled ...
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Video: How does the brain act on what it sees?

What we see often determines how we act: We hit the brakes if a car is stopped ahead of us ...
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We talk to our dogs. Do they understand the words we use?

Dogs know what 'get the ball' means, but do they truly understand what we say? ...
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Video: Inside the quest to truly understand the living cell

“I would be happy to have a rudimentary understanding of a single cell.” That doesn’t sound like a shocking statement, ...
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Video: Inside the quest to improve farm animal welfare by tweaking their genes

For nine nerve-racking months beginning in the summer of 2014, Dan Carlson waited for his lab experiments to be born ...
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Video: Why having a dog can put you in a ‘state of calm’

Your pets have a larger effect on your body and brain than you might think. They have the ability to ...
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Why we don’t all need to be vegans in the pursuit of sustainability

Humans are unique in the degree to which they can manipulate their surroundings. And agriculture is one enormous way to ...
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Video: How CRISPR is changing the GMO debate

CRISPR is changing everything we thought we knew about Genetic Engineering, because according to the USDA, they won't be regulating ...
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Tester beware: Deleting your genetic data is ‘essentially impossible’

[Bloomberg journalist] Kristen V. Brown sent her spit to at least three different companies over the years. She went around ...
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Viewpoint: Neonicotinoid use on field crops should be reined in

Planting season for corn and soybeans across the U.S. corn belt is drawing to a close. As they plant, farmers are participating ...
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Using evolution to break barriers in an ‘increasingly polarized, politicized world’

Rick Potts is no atheist-evolutionist-Darwinist. That often comes as a surprise to the faith communities he works with as head ...
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Battling constipation with synthetic biology and DNA manipulation

Ateam of researchers has cleverly combined synthetic biology, recombinant DNA technology and microbiome manipulation to fashion a novel targeted treatment ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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Video: How disease-resistant GMO potatoes could help Uganda’s potato farmers reduce pesticide spraying

This video describes advances by the International Potato Center and the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda to develop ...
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GMO crops in Africa: How South African farmers paved the way

“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans ...
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EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality ...
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Video: Our bodies continue ‘ticking right along’ after we die

When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things ...
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Video: A quick history of biotechnology

Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology ...
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Funny or Die website: ‘All-Natural, Non-GMO 100% Gluten-Free Internet Video!’

If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels. “Non-GMO,” “gluten free,” “natural,” ...
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Video: Can CRISPR gene editing help solve world’s food and farming challenges?

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is developing higher-yielding tomato plants with a gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9. Are ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...