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GM insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant corn poses no health risk, EU food safety officials say

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion which reports ...
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Genetic engineering could tackle crop growth barriers that promote hunger in developing nations

Using potatoes and cassava plants, along with other species such as tomato, rice, and cotton as models, [researchers have] identified ...
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Infographic: Five GMOs account for 99 percent of the global biotech crop area

In 2018, a total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops — 26 countries planted and 44 additional countries imported. Of ...
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Zambia poised to release two drought-tolerant, disease-resistant cowpea varieties

Zambia will soon welcome two new varieties of drought tolerant cowpeas that can produce up to 10 percent more yield ...
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Gene editing among top ’emerging innovations’ needed to reach sustainable food system, 50 experts say

An international team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up ...
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Infographic: Philippines could boost crop yields 192%, cut pesticide use 48% with GMO insect-resistant eggplant

Clement Dionglay | 
In the Philippines, eggplant farming is a major source of income for thousands of farmers in the eggplant-producing regions in ...
GMO herbicide-tolerant canola poses little risk to human health, EU Food Safety Authority finds

GMO herbicide-tolerant canola poses little risk to human health, EU Food Safety Authority finds

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion on the ...
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How GMO and CRISPR gene-edited plants are playing key roles in developing coronavirus vaccines and treatments

Questions about the origin of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) were raised, and some even speculated that the virus is a ...
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Bolivia accelerates GMO crop approvals to bolster national food supply, export industries

Interim President Jeanine Añez of Bolivia issued a Supreme Decree authorizing the National Biosafety Committee to speed up the evaluation ...
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Viewpoint: EU opposition to CRISPR crops threatens sustainable farming in developing world

Agricultural economist Dr. Matin Qaim of the University of Göttingen in Germany recommends that regulatory reforms and a more science-based ...
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5 nations grow 174.5 million hectares of GMO crops annually—more than 90% of global total

High adoption of biotech crops continued in 2018 with 26 countries planting 191.7 million hectares worldwide. This area is an ...
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Genetically engineered biofuels might be able to compete with gasoline ‘within reach’

Berkeley Laboratory scientists designed simulations to determine how much biofuel is needed for the whole bioproduct extraction process to be ...
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Native Australian plant may help develop disease-resistant crops—and a COVID-19 vaccine

A team from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) spearheaded the genome sequencing of an ancient Australian plant years before ...
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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

Daniel Magondu | 
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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