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Glyphosate-tainted honey? New Zealand honey industry rejects ‘sensationalized’ coverage of pesticide safety report

Pearly Neo | 
The New Zealand honey industry has refuted recent claims of its products being unsafe for consumption in the wake of ...
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Could food of the future come from ‘microbial protein factories’ instead of plants and animals?

Elaine Watson | 
Could a suite of microscopic microbial protein factories (yeast, bacteria, fungi, algae) give plants and animals a run for their ...
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Cheese without the cow: Could bioengineering produce animal-free dairy products?

Pearly Neo | 
Australian-US firm Change Foods is creating cheese from scratch using bio-engineering technology, claiming that their products will hold an advantage ...
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Biotech experts push back after week-long protest to block Philippines Golden Rice approval

Pearly Neo | 
Golden Rice is any rice variety that has been genetically modified to include two genes (from maize and soil bacteria) ...
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Cavendish banana faces extinction. Can scientists save this staple before it’s too late?

Katy Askew | 
Pests and diseases are threatening Cavendish bananas with extinction. Dutch university Wageningen and plant research company KeyGene are jointly joining ...
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Canada’s demand for GMO Impossible Burger grows as consumers cut meat from diets

Mary Shoup | 
Responding to “overwhelming demand” in Canada, the Impossible Burger will be available this year in a wider variety of restaurants ...
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Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat dismiss criticism from rival Lightlife Foods as a PR stunt

Elaine Watson | 
In an open letter slammed by Impossible Foods as cynical and disingenuous and dismissed by one commentator as a “PR ...
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Organic farming fraud is growing, prompting USDA crackdown proposal

Elizabeth Crawford | 
Responding to increasing fraud threats to the organic industry, the US Department of Agriculture seeks to strengthen oversight and improve ...
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Organic activists sue USDA to nullify and revise bioengineered food labeling standards

Elaine Watson | 
The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – which requires firms to label ‘bioengineered’ foods and beverages – is unlawful and ...
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Following restaurant debut, gene-edited, heart-healthy soybean oil now available directly to consumers

Mary Shoup | 
Plant-based technology company Calyxt has launched a direct-to-consumer site for its high oleic soybean cooking oil, Calyno, which is claimed ...
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Impossible Foods rolls out plant-based GMO burger to 1,700 new stores as COVID-19 strains meat supplies

Elaine Watson | 
As more meat plants temporarily close or operate at reduced capacity as coronavirus spreads, plant-based brands “have a window of ...
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COVID-19, climate change may accelerate public acceptance of CRISPR-edited food

Katy Askew, Oliver Peoples | 
Gene editing, like genetic modification, is a technology that has attracted a fair amount of skepticism from European regulators and ...
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Consumers may pay more for lab-grown meat once told about its perceived benefits

Oliver Morrison | 
A study at Maastricht University claims people are prepared to pay more for lab-grown meat after being told of its ...
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Biotech-powered, plant-based seafood poised to cut overfishing, pollution and ‘food fraud’

Katy Askew | 
Plant-based seafood specialist Kuleana is targeting seafood and sushi lovers with what it describes as the ‘next generation of raw ...
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FDA has ‘no objections’ to lab-made dairy proteins produced with GMO microbes

Elaine Watson | 
Perfect Day, a startup producing milk proteins via microbial fermentation (minus the cows), has secured a coveted ‘no questions/objections’ letter ...
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Customized biotech yeast could make more plant-based proteins and replace artificial food additives

Niamh Michail | 
A Brazilian biotech start-up is custom-designing novel, natural yeast strains that can be used to make plant proteins, replace artificial ...
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France introduces banana resistant to black Sigatoka—deadly disease that can cut fruit yields 50%

Katy Askew | 
A new variety of banana that is resistant to black Sigatoka and can be produced using organic and agro-ecological production ...
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Beyond Meat goes ‘on the offensive,’ blasting critics who claim plant-based burgers are ultra-processed

Elaine Watson | 
While its CEO says engaging in an increasingly heated debate over the merits of plant- vs animal-based meat can be ...
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Most food flavorings could be made with GMO microbes, sparing large amounts of farmland

Elaine Watson | 
In future, the majority of natural flavors could be produced from microscopic armies of microbes programmed to convert sugars into ...
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CRISPR-edited crops could go on sale in Japan before end of 2019

Guan Yu Lim | 
Food products produced using genome editing technology could go on sale in Japan by the end of the year despite ...
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New Zealand mulls loosening strict biotech crop rules as GMO ryegrass shows promise in field trial

Pearly Neo | 
While New Zealand has not yet approved the release of genetically modified crops, its agricultural research agency’s principle scientist has ...
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Can the ‘trendy’ microbiome diet ease consumer fear of GMOs?

Oliver Morrison | 
The acceptance of the trendy microbiome diet among consumers has put wind in the sails of ag-biotech start up Joyn ...
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Europe’s rejection of GMO, CRISPR crops can teach scientists how to earn consumer trust

Katy Askew | 
European regulators and consumers have been steadfast in their rejection of genetic modification in food. The idea of ‘Frankenfood’ has ...
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Proposed US law would require Beyond, Impossible Burgers to be labeled ‘imitation’ meat

Elaine Watson | 
A federal bill that would require plant-based and cell-cultured meat products to be labeled as ‘imitation’ meat has been welcomed ...
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Fertilizer, pesticides from microbes could help make urban farming more productive

RJ Whitehead | 
Singapore could be an urban farming oasis and achieve government-set guidelines for produce self-sufficiency as researchers there pioneer the development ...
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Will meat, milk and eggs from ‘microbial protein factories’ replace animal agriculture?

Elaine Watson | 
“By 2030, the US dairy and cattle industry will have collapsed,” as ‘precision fermentation’ – producing animal proteins more efficiently ...
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Animal proteins from GMO microbes: More synthetic food ingredients to launch in 2021

Elaine Watson | 
The first three proteins from Motif FoodWorks’ fermentation-based food ingredient platform will be ready for launch in early 2021, says ...
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Thailand, home to early crop biotech research, proposes strict GMO safety, labeling rules

Pearly Neo | 
Thailand has drafted a new set of regulations for comments, targeting food and food products containing or consisting of genetically ...