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Central Uganda’s new leadership pledges support for GM crops: ‘We have a cardinal role to ensure food security’

Central Uganda’s new leadership pledges support for GM crops: ‘We have a cardinal role to ensure food security’

Newly elected leaders from Wakiso district in central Uganda pledged support for genetically modified (GM) crops during a sensitization workshop ...
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Clement Dionglay | 
Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
‘Space farming’: Bacteria discovered on International Space Station could aid plant growth on Mars

‘Space farming’: Bacteria discovered on International Space Station could aid plant growth on Mars

A team led by scientists at the University of Southern California characterized four strains of bacteria isolated from the International ...
Insect-resistant Bt rice nutritionally equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart, study finds

Insect-resistant Bt rice nutritionally equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart, study finds

Researchers from the Republic of Korea documented that Bt rice is compositionally equivalent to its non-Bt counterpart by using four ...
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China’s ‘five-year plan’ for farming productivity emphasizes importance of biotech crops

[China’s 13th] Five-Year Plan, which ended in 2020, was focused on eradicating extreme poverty in the country. With the new ...
GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

Frederic Carl Sambrano | 
[Eggplant fruit and shoot borers are] responsible for the yield loss of up to 80% of eggplant farming in the ...
Developing countries grow more GM crops than their industrial counterparts

Developing countries grow more GM crops than their industrial counterparts

Developing countries continued to plant more biotech crops in 2019, according to the ISAAA report on the Global Status of Commercialized ...
No access to GM, insect-resistant eggplant costs the Philippines $634 million annually

No access to GM, insect-resistant eggplant costs the Philippines $634 million annually

Clement Dionglay, Frederic Sambrano | 
[Philippine eggplant crops suffer] tremendous damage from the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB), its major pest. The Bt eggplant ...
GM Golden Rice could provide 30% to 50% of daily vitamin A needed to combat deadly nutrient deficiency, study shows

GM Golden Rice could provide 30% to 50% of daily vitamin A needed to combat deadly nutrient deficiency, study shows

A team of scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and Bangladesh Rice Research ...
Why do we need gene-edited crops? To make farming more sustainable

Why do we need gene-edited crops? To make farming more sustainable

Crop improvement has been one of the main targets in research due to the rapid increase of world population. Crop ...
Genetic engineering could immunize bananas against deadly Fusarium wilt without cutting crop yields

Genetic engineering could immunize bananas against deadly Fusarium wilt without cutting crop yields

Bananas are one of the most important crops in developing countries and their industry is constantly under threat due to ...
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Nitrogen-efficient rice could preserve crop yields while cutting environmental impact of fertilizer

Nitrogen fertilizer has an indispensable role in increasing crop yields, but on the other hand, it creates a severe threat ...
Saltwater algae genes could help engineer plants that survive in regions with high water salinity

Saltwater algae genes could help engineer plants that survive in regions with high water salinity

Researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), have uncovered ...
CRISPR gene editing could boost protein in plants and help produce more vegetable oil

CRISPR gene editing could boost protein in plants and help produce more vegetable oil

Plants synthesize fatty acids in their leaves by using light. Prof. [Jay] Thelen and his team used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas-9 to ...
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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