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Naturally drought-tolerant sorghum could help develop crops better suited to changing climate

A new study led by scientists from the University of California Berkeley reveals how sorghum plants control its genome  - switching ...
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India develops disease-resistant, drought-tolerant chickpeas in record time

Indian farmers may soon take hold of two new chickpea varieties with improved drought tolerance and disease resistance traits. The ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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New gene-edited canola variety resists deadly disease, expected to drastically boost crop yields

Three new traits for canola, which can increase crop yields and reduce harmful environmental impacts, has been developed by Cibus, ...
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DNA sequencing uncovers genes that could yield bigger, sweeter, crispier watermelon

Scientists from Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences took a comprehensive look at the genomes of 414 watermelons representing ...
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GMO Golden Rice lauded as one of the most important research projects over the past 50 years

The Golden Rice humanitarian project has been recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) as one of the Most Influential Projects ...
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78% of soybean, 76% of cotton grown globally in 2018 were GMO, as farmers continued adopting biotech crops

The four major biotech crops — soybeans, maize, cotton, and canola — were the most adopted biotech crops by 26 ...
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CRISPR crops, precision medicine could fuel 17.2% annual growth in North American gene-editing research

"The growth of the genome editing market is primarily attributed to the rise in the production of genetically modified crops ...
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Newly identified protein could help safeguard plants against climate change

A team of scientists from the United States announced that they have identified the protein in plants responsible for its ...
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United Nations FAO: 14 percent of food wasted before it reaches consumers

Around 14 percent of global food goes to waste after harvesting and before reaching the retail level, including through on-farm ...
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Where’d pineapple come from? Study explores the evolution of an ever-popular tropical fruit

Researchers have now gained new insights on how human agriculture helped shape the evolution of pineapple. Led by University of ...
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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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