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How GMOs can help farmers tackle climate change

How GMOs can help farmers tackle climate change

Stephanie Mercier | AgWeb | 
Going forward into the future, agricultural scientists using techniques such as gene editing can help make crop and livestock species ...
Viewpoint — ‘It is wrong to leave Africans at the mercy of organic farming’: Western activists should not force ‘unproductive agroecology’ on developing farmers

Viewpoint — ‘It is wrong to leave Africans at the mercy of organic farming’: Western activists should not force ‘unproductive agroecology’ on developing farmers

Ted Sheely | AgWeb | 
Because of GM technology, crop-protection tools, and more, farmers are growing more food and cotton on less land than ever ...
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Biodegradable plastic from plants: How GE camelina could advance industrial sustainability

Chris Bennett | AgWeb | 
Skeptics beware, the proposition around growing a genuinely natural biodegradable plastic may be tied to a technology whose time has ...
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Video: Burger King’s lemon-grass fed eco-Whopper not backed by evidence, animal scientist says

Frank Mitloehner, Greg Henderson | AgWeb | 
On [July 14], Burger King launched promotions for its new “eco-friendly” Whopper, burgers made from cattle that have been fed ...
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EPA likely to re-approve controversial dicamba weedkillers in 2020, despite widespread crop damage

Sonja Begemann | AgWeb | 
Herbicide applicators have the weight of dicamba’s future weighing heavily on their shoulders this year. EPA’s conditional registration lasts through ...
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Viewpoint: FDA creating mess in its mishandling of animal gene editing regulations: Leave oversight to the USDA

Jennifer Shike | AgWeb | 
Gene editing, under FDA regulation, faces an impractical, lengthy and expensive approval process, said National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president, ...
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Weedkiller breakthrough? Bayer developing new herbicide to help farmers tackle glyphosate-resistant weeds

Sonja Begemann | AgWeb | 
With stakes in the fight against tough-to-control and resistant weeds at an all-time high, Bayer is adding a new tool ...
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Will Alaska grow its own food as summer temperatures surpass 90 degrees?

John Phipps | AgWeb | 
Alaska has been on a multi-year weather paroxysm as the Arctic heats twice as fast as the rest of our ...
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Australian farmer: Anti-glyphosate activists resemble ‘climate deniers’ in their assault on mainstream science

Andrew Weidemann | AgWeb | 
The global war on glyphosate has arrived in Australia. Our media has been closely following media coverage of the recent ...
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Viewpoint: Developing world farmers see GMO crop adoption as path to prosperity

Reg Clause | AgWeb | 
Farmers on the frontiers of prosperity are choosing GM seeds. They’re embracing this technology so much that 54 percent of ...
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Food companies can boost public trust in GMOs by engaging consumers, marketing researcher says

Rhonda Brooks | AgWeb | 
Sixty-two percent of U.S. consumers say the fewer ingredients a food product contains the healthier it must be to eat ...
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Viewpoint: Experts need to engage, educate the public on benefits of animal gene editing

John Maday | AgWeb | 
Gene editing shows considerable potential for improving animal health and welfare and food safety while reducing dependence on antimicrobials and ...
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Viewpoint: Vodka is a known carcinogen. Who cares if Smirnoff makes it GMO-free?

Greg Henderson | AgWeb | 
Is there any marketing scheme more dishonest than the promotion of an alcoholic beverage as non-GMO? Smirnoff, which claims to ...
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Dicamba controversy: EPA’s decision on herbicide’s future expected by end of September

Margy Eckelkamp | AgWeb | 
Throughout this year, EPA has been monitoring reports during the application season and it’s expected the agency will announce its ...
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What we still need to know about ‘alternative’ meats

Dan Kovich | AgWeb | 
“Alternative Proteins” are a hot topic right now; the media, business and farmers are looking at the future of these ...
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Funny or Die website: ‘All-Natural, Non-GMO 100% Gluten-Free Internet Video!’

Wyatt Bechtel | AgWeb | 
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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High cost of biotech seeds drives one farmer to switch some acreage to non-GMO

Chris Bennett | AgWeb | 
In 2014, [farmer Nathan] Reed fought for financial breath even after skinning inputs one by one...With an eye on cost ...
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Deciding between GMO and non-GMO seeds? Two farmers weigh pros and cons of each

Sonja Begemann | AgWeb | 
[in 2015] Minnesota farmer Pat Duncanson switched 95% of his corn acres to non-GMO crops. His motivation was to save ...
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Video: Herbicide-resistant rice variety could help address ‘superweed’ problem affecting non-GMO crops

Ashley Davenport | AgWeb | 
As weeds become more resistant to herbicides, plant breeders are faced with the challenge of developing new varieties that are ...
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Sorghum resistant to herbicide, drought, pests in advanced development

Sonja Begemann | AgWeb | 
For the past several years sorghum research has lagged behind that of corn and soybeans, but that could soon change ...
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Freeloading farmers? Alleged cases of organic crop insurance abuses in Texas

Chris Bennett | AgWeb | 
“Pure and simple, they’ll harvest this field with a disc,” Carroll says. “No yield means big bucks. Rest assured, failure ...

Would greenhouse gas emissions increase dramaticaly if GMOs banned?

Anna-Lisa Laca | AgWeb | 
What would the impact be of a global ban on GMO foods? That’s exactly the question Wally Tyner, a professor ...

Lower commodity prices could bring resurgence of non-Bt corn… and pests

Chris Bennett | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Outside expanding fields of ...
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Farmers switch to organic corn makes economic sense even though yield lags

Chris Bennett | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hippies and anti-GMO zealots ...
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Farm association urges farmers to respond to Clif Bar’s ‘insulting’ anti-GMO video

Randy Krotz | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It saddens me to ...

Is the GMO conversation in Europe one sided?

Annechien ten Have Mellema | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Here in Europe, we ...

When will the GMO debate end?

John Phipps | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the January 2010 ...

Upcoming EU vote to opt out of GMO soy imports could hurt farmers

Tanner Ehmke | AgWeb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A controversial proposal scheduled ...
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