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GMO and organic crops can coexist with minimal risk of contamination, multiple studies confirm

In 2020, the world accommodates nearly 7.8 billion people. By 2050, world population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With ...
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Local officials in Uganda want scientists to help counter nation’s influential anti-GMO activists

Local government officials from over 10 districts in Central Uganda warned scientists of biotech critics whose efforts they claimed were ...
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Next-generation GMO crops poised to make major contributions to sustainable farming and medicine

Transgenic crops have been planted in different countries for over twenty years, starting from 1996. About 191.7  million hectares were planted ...
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Oil from GMO canola, high in omega-3 fatty acids, poised to hit US stores in mid-2020

A newly emerging omega-3 canola oil is set to be available in the market by the second quarter of 2020 ...
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Responsible use of biotech crops can help feed 800 million-plus chronically undernourished people

In 2018, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 821.6 million, up ...
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EU’s negative attitude toward GMOs shaped by 20 years of anti-biotech ‘fear-mongering,’ USDA finds

For more than two decades, European consumers have been exposed to consistent fear-mongering from anti-biotech groups, resulting in negative consumer ...
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Global GMO crop market worth more than $18 billion—expected to hit $37.4 billion by 2027

The global biotech crops market was valued at US$18.15 billion in 2018, according to Coherent Market Insights in their report released ...
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Kenya aims to have 200,000 acres of commercial GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton by 2022

After many years of waiting, Kenya has finally commenced commercial farming of Bt cotton heralding a new dawn for cotton farmers in ...
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Health officials urge Uganda to pass biosafety law granting consumer access to biofortified GMO crops

Representatives from the Ministry of Health, Uganda Medical Association, the National Drug Authority, and Uganda Pharmaceutical Society resolved that the government ...
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Growing cotton in space could generate crop varieties with stronger fiber, better drought tolerance and disease resistance

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology teamed up with several partners in a series of research collaborations, grants, and projects. Their mission: ...
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Biotech sugar substitute that improves gut health could be coming soon

Cuba's Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced it has developed a biotech sweetener that the country can sell ...
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Once ‘misinformed and misled’ about GMOs, Ugandan farmers eager to grow disease-resistant cassava

Farmers from five districts in the West Nile region in North Western Uganda are upbeat about the prospect of growing ...
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Video: Filipino farmers ‘clamor’ for access to GMO insect-resistant Bt eggplant

SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) releases The Bt Eggplant Story, a new video series that documents the development of Bt ...
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Kenya GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton approval signals end to farmers’ misery, farm group tells president

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Following Kenya's recent approval of GMO insect-resistant cotton, veteran maize and cotton farmer Daniel Magondu penned this letter to the ...
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Gene editing could help make vertical farming a viable tool in the battle against global hunger

Dr. Huw Jones of Aberystwyth University stressed the importance of genetic engineering in the future of agriculture, saying that while ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields corn resistant to widely used sulfonylurea herbicide, study shows

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other institutions reported precise based editing of maize genes using CRISPR-Cas9, leading ...
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CRISPR-edited crops reveal gene responsible for salt tolerance in rice

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute reported that FLN2, a gene that encodes fructokinase-like protein2, influences sugar metabolism as ...
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GMO cotton boosted farmer incomes $52 billion over 20 years, study finds

The area planted to biotech cotton in 2018 reached 24.9 million hectares, a 3% increase from 24.1 million hectares in ...
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Kenya green lights GMO Bt cotton after successful 5-year field trial

The Kenyan Cabinet, chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, has approved the commercial planting of Bt cotton after the 5-year field ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice against multiple diseases, preserving crop yields and biodiversity

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit Semi-Dwarf1 (SD1) in elite Chinese rice varieties, which has ...
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GMO plants produce antibiotic to fight off deadly bacterial infection—without harming environment

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have discovered a safe and novel method that can safeguard important crops from the ...
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Barley leaf rust resistance genes may help plant breeders battle deadly crop disease

An international team led by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has identified genes that ...
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GMOs: fastest adopted crop technology in ‘history of modern agriculture’

Biotech crops are considered as the fastest adopted crop technology in the history of modern agriculture, according to ISAAA Pocket ...
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Sequenced sugarcane genome aids development of high-yielding GMO crop varieties

An international group of researchers led by scientists from Brazil's Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo ...
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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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