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Could heart-healthy soybean oil pave the way for more gene-edited, biofortified foods?

Could heart-healthy soybean oil pave the way for more gene-edited, biofortified foods?

Kristine Tome | 
Transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) have been successfully used to develop premium quality high-oleic soybean oil from gene-edited soybean plants. The ...
GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

In the long run, [a new line of drought-tolerant] transgenic chickpea can contribute to the decrease of annual chickpea yield ...
USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

The Notice in the Federal Register states that APHIS is advising the public that the genetically engineered corn variety DP202216 is no ...
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Africa’s biotech acceptance grows as 3 more countries begin cultivating GM crops

Africa leads the progress among the regions of the world in adopting biotech crops by doubling the number of adopting ...
Ghana recognizes crop biotech as ‘vital tool’ in food security battle

Ghana recognizes crop biotech as ‘vital tool’ in food security battle

Ghana continues to be open for import of GM crops, with no restrictions to feed and feed products from other regions ...
Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license in response to application DIR 173 from Monsanto ...
Philippines' major eggplant-producing provinces back insect-resistant Bt GM brinjal approval

Philippines’ major eggplant-producing provinces back insect-resistant Bt GM brinjal approval

Clement Dionglay | 
Eggplants are susceptible to the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB), a pest that causes around 70-80% yield loss annually ...
CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

An international team of experts used CRISPR-Cas9 to elucidate the heat tolerance of a coral in the Great Barrier Reef ...
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Gene-edited chrysanthemums illustrate how to prevent gene flow from GM plants to wild relatives

Researchers from Fukui Prefectural University and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Japan reported simultaneous TALEN-mediated knockout of chrysanthemum ...
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Philippines earns an extra $972.6 million over 16 years of growing GM crops

Renowned economist Graham Brookes presented the global economic and environmental impacts of biotech crops from 1996 to 2018 for Thai ...
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Video: GM insect-resistant cotton boosted India’s crop yields 29% and farmer incomes $24.31 billion

Insect-resistant (IR) cotton has impacted the lives of Indian farmers since it was introduced in 2002. This is according to  ...
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Insect-resistant GM eggplant could boost Philippines’ crop yields 192%, reduce pesticide use 48%

Clement Dionglay | 
Eggplant is an economically important vegetable in the Philippines, where its production accounts for nearly one-third of the total volume ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt eggplant could help Philippines prevent as much as 73% crop losses, cut ‘almost daily’ pesticide use

Eggplant production in the Philippines suffers severe yield losses from insect pests, diseases, and extreme environmental conditions. The most destructive ...
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Medicine for plants: Stomach infection drug protects vital food crops from deadly pathogens

Scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil have discovered that ...
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Novel resistant genes for late blight, disease behind 1840s Irish Potato Famine, discovered

Late blight, the most important and most destructive pathogen of potato, was caused by the microorganism Phytophthora infestans. Late blight is ...
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Replacing fossil fuels? Gene-edited algae could help cut biodiesel production costs

Hiroshima University researchers developed a highly efficient genome editing system for microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica, which is a potential source of ...
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‘Why use dangerous pesticides when GM maize can help us fight fall armyworm?’ Ugandan farmers ask government

Upon learning that one of the ways they could effectively deal with the challenge of the fall armyworm was using ...
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Philippines rollout of insect-resistant Bt eggplant expected to dramatically increase farmer profits

Eggplant farmers suffer significant yield losses at 51-73% annually due to the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (FSB). To address ...
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Animal biotech could help tackle disease that costs Africa’s cattle farmers $1 billion annually

Animal biotechnology has been primed to contribute significantly towards addressing the challenge of food security, especially in the developing world ...
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USDA approves first ever CRISPR-edited petunia

The research team led by professor Geung-Ju Lee of Chungnam National University and Toolgen announced that the new variety of ...
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Edible plant-based vaccines could help quash infectious diseases in poor countries

Edible plant-based vaccines were developed to become part of the solution to address the possible hazards associated with the parenteral ...
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Rainfed GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton in India cuts pesticide use 28 percent, study finds

Scientists from Alagappa University in India conducted a study to analyze the performance of insect resistant Bt cotton in rainfed areas. The results are published ...
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GMO crops don’t cause infertility, systematic evidence review finds

A systematic review of published literature was conducted to determine genetically modified (GM) plants' potential impacts in infertility indices. Based ...
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Top-10 myths about GMOs, pesticides and organic farming, according to biotechnology experts

Scientists who have conducted research on GM crops have attested to the safety of such crops and their contributions to ...
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Scientists should consider public’s values when discussing GMOs, communication experts say

Scientists' inability to effectively engage with the public has partly contributed to public misunderstanding of gene technologies. This is according ...
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Kenyan farmers could plant GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton by November, boosting $500 million textile industry

Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Ms. Betty Maina said farmers should expect to plant Bt cotton by November ...
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132 research institutes press Europe to embrace CRISPR crops

The European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) network and its members from 132 European research institutes and associations urge ...
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GMO ‘halo effect’: How biotech crops benefit farmers who don’t grow them

Agricultural Economist Graham Brookes of PG Economics is the latest featured expert in the ISAAA Webinar series. His talk focused ...
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