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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 ...
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Impossible Foods defends use of GMO soy in plant-based burger to stand out from competitors

Elaine Watson | 
As ingredient choices made by ‘next-generation’ plant-based meat brands attract more scrutiny, with some making a virtue of using peas ...
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Nestlé poised to launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ to compete with Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

Elaine Watson | 
Nestlé’s new ‘cook from raw’ plant-based Awesome Burger (launching in the fall under the Sweet Earth brand in retail and ...
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From lab-grown burgers to 3D printed steak, here’s why alternative meat is mainstream in 2019

Flora Southey | 
As the sustainability agenda rises in the food industry, innovators are increasingly looking at ways of swapping out meat for ...
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Danish Council of Ethics urges EU to revamp GMO rules—’very new stance’​ for Denmark

Flora Southey | 
The Danish Council of Ethics recommends that legislation regarding the approval of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be changed to help ...
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‘Edible insects’ boost food sustainability, but will consumers eat BBQ-flavored bugs?

Oliver Morrison | 
There is an increasing range of insect-based products, such as whole/flour, snacks, health bars, pasta, pasta sauce and burgers. Edible ...
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EU adopts new rules to quell mistrust of food safety studies based on industry data

Katy Askew | 
New rules designed to increase transparency in the EU food safety risk assessment process have been adopted. The European Parliament ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Flora Southey | 
Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...
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Key ‘non-GMO’ ingredient for next plant-based burger may come from algae

Elaine Watson | 
Triton Algae Innovations - a San Diego-based firm building a production platform for food proteins from algae - says it ...
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CRISPR could make wheat safe for people with Celiac disease

Flora Southey | 
Research in the Netherlands and at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in the UK has found that gene-editing ...
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Europe may relax its ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, alleged to harm bees, leaked document suggests

Flora Southey | 
According to a leaked document, the European Commission is considering ditching bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
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Eating organic food reduces risk of some cancers, controversial study claims

Katy Askew | 
A French study published in the JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association[ Internal Medicine journal links eating organic food ...
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Excessive regulation, trade wars may give rise to black market for biotech crops, experts say

Niamh Michail | 
The rise in global trade wars and the recent EU decision to classify new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) as genetically ...
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What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

Elaine Watson | 
While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
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GMO label should be mandatory on refined oils and sugars, says food industry lobby, aligning with anti-biotech groups

Elaine Watson | 
Consumers will lose trust in the food industry if USDA does not mandate that refined ingredients such as oils and ...
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Finless Foods: Lab-grown fish startup that uses genetic engineering nears commercialization

Elaine Watson | 
Finless Foods – one of a new wave of start-ups in the rapidly heating-up cultured fish arena - has raised ...