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GMO wheat varieties boost crop yields 20-30% in field trial

Studies conducted at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) showed experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat lines [have] the potential to ...
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Newly discovered genes could help develop natural ‘antibiotic cocktails’ to battle plant disease

Yezhang Ding, Alisa Huffaker, and Eric Schmelz of the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have developed a ...
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Nigeria needs GMO crops to boost food security, promote food safety, government says

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, announced that the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria is working hard in ...
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South Korea develops 13 GMO crops in 7 years to battle drought, pests

In South Korea, the National Center for GM Crops (NCGC) aims to enhance national food security and to turn agriculture ...
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Higher yields, reduced pesticide use fueled by GMO crops boost farmer welfare in developing world

Up to 17 million smallholder farmers planted GM crops in 2018, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of ...
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‘Jumping genes’ from tomatoes could help breed next generation of GMO crops

Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) and Department of Plant Sciences have discovered that drought stress can ...
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Sequenced pea genome aids effort to improve global nutrition, boost sustainable farming

An international team of researchers has assembled the first genome of the field pea, providing insight into how Mendel's original ...
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US world leader in GMO research, cultivation—growing 75 million hectares in 2018

The US remains as the top producer of biotech crops in 2018, according to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM ...
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Cloning tool spots ‘foreign DNA,’ minimizes off-target changes with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and Durham University in the UK developed a tried and tested cloning system ...
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Infographic: GMO crops ‘wreck’ the environment, human health? Latest evidence says otherwise

"GMOs are not saving farmers money, they're not producing higher yields, and perhaps most significantly they're wrecking the environment and ...
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GMO crops cover 191 million hectares worldwide—113-fold increase since 1996

Biotechnology can be used to develop stress-tolerant and more nutritious crop varieties to protect natural resources and human health. Each ...
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USDA green lights commercialization of GMO, drought-tolerant soybean

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given its approval to Verdeca for HB4® drought tolerant soybeans which will allow ...
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Controlling this gene boosts plant tolerance to water, salt stress

Plant Science reports that OsNCED5 gene regulated tolerance to water and salt stress, as well as leaf aging in rice ...
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Just-discovered rice gene could fuel development of new GMO herbicide-resistant crops

Rice experts from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in Japan and partners found a rice gene that ...
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GMO Bt corn has ‘no impact’ on health of soil animals, two-year study finds

Scientists from Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences conducted a 2-year field trial and found that genetically engineered maize producing insecticidal ...
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Ugandan farmers clamor for access to GMO crops—a year after parliament passes biosafety bill

Almost a year since the passing of the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act (GERA), farmers are still waiting on the commercialization ...
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GMO scare 2.0? ‘Arduous’ regulation may increase public distrust of CRISPR-edited crops

Modern biotechnology (transgenesis and gene editing) helps achieve an increase in food production without the need for more land area for agriculture ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Argentina approves fifth GMO cotton variety in effort to boost crop yields, spare natural resources

Argentina's Minister of AgroIndustry Luis Miguel Etechevehere and Christian Monty, Head of Global Cotton from BASF have announced the release ...
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Newly identified rice gene could help develop drought-tolerant biotech crop varieties

Drought is one of the abiotic factors that affect the yield of crops. Studies have shown that basic leucine zipper ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt corn cuts pesticide spraying in Spain and Portugal by 37%, study shows

Renowned agricultural economist Graham Brookes of PG Economics published the latest findings on the use of insect resistant maize in ...
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Viewpoint: International science communicator warns crop biotech proponents not to oversell its benefits to wary consumers

Margaret Karembu | 
We all agree any mention of “genes” and related techniques, tools and applications evoke strong emotions and varied opinions. This ...
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Here’s how GMO crops preserve soil health and curb climate change

A healthy agricultural production system cannot exist without healthy soils. Aside from being the habitat of diverse organisms that contribute ...
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How pink bollworm may evolve resistance to GMO Bt crops

Insect resistant Bt crops are widely grown in many countries all over the world to prevent pest attacks in highly ...
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Pakistan announces field trials of 85 GMO pest-resistant Bt cotton varieties

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has announced that 93 new cotton varieties will undergo National Coordinated Varietal Trials (NCVT) in four ...
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Plant hormones help battle purple witchweed, major threat to sub-Saharan Africa’s staple crops

Striga hermonthica, also known as purple witchweed, is an invasive parasitic plant threatening sub-Saharan Africa's food production. Striga infects the region's staple ...
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GMO tomato demonstrates ‘high levels’ of resistance to root knot nematode in new study

Root knot nematode is one of the serious problems in growing solanceous crops including tomato. Thus, scientists from the University ...
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Malawi inches closer to commercializing GMO Bt cotton as crop yields double in field trials

Malawi is inching closer to commercializing Bt cotton as research into the genetically modified crop is at an advanced stage ...