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USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

USDA bioengineered food labels are coming in 2021. Will they change consumer behavior?

Chuck Abbott | 
Four years after the thunder in Congress over labeling foods made with GMO ingredients, the deadline for compliance with the ...
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Bayer expects widespread use of dicamba in 2020 despite intense legal battle to restrict the weedkiller

Gil Gullickson | 
Had it proceeded as planned, dicamba-tolerant soybean technology would be receiving rave reviews in 2020. In its four years of ...
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First case of dicamba, 2,4-D herbicide resistance detected in hard-to-control Palmer amaranth weed population

Kansas State University (KSU) weed scientists have confirmed a Palmer amaranth population that resists the synthetic auxin (Group 4) herbicides ...
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Podcast: Roundup resistance—new tactics help farmers keep glyphosate-resistant weeds in check

Jeff Evans, Jodi Henke | 
Weed resistance to herbicides has no field boundaries....Jeff Evans is an ecologist and the owner of Farmscape Analytics, LLC. He ...
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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue: Anti-GMO activism could ‘derail’ vital agricultural tools

Chuck Abbott | 
An amorphous “fear-your-food” movement, fed in large part by the ceaseless churning of the internet, could sideline, deter, or even ...
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Podcast: Here’s why scientists don’t call genetically modified plants ‘GMOs’

Jodi Henke, Keith Edmisten | 
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, and CRISPR – which stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are used to ...
Can 'heart-healthy,' gene-edited soybeans build consumer trust in new biotech crops?

Can ‘heart-healthy,’ gene-edited soybeans build consumer trust in new biotech crops?

Gil Gullickson | 
This fall, soybeans grown by 78 farmers in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa churned out of combine augers into awaiting ...
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Scientists breeding new disease-resistant soybeans to crack down on parasitic nematode

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) [a common soybean pest] has overcome the main source of genetic resistance – PI 88788 – ...

Short-stature hybrid corn, likely to debut next decade, could dramatically boost crop yields

Gil Gullickson | 
Farmers who have waded and stumbled through corn decimated by green snap or stalk lodging may be in luck in ...
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How will gene editing impact agriculture? Experts offer 10 predictions

Betsy Freese | 
In the U.S., it’s full speed ahead for gene editing in animal agriculture. In August, the biotech company Recombinetics, based in ...

Low-gluten, high-fiber wheat varieties may begin to hit the market next year

Last winter, Paul Sproule read an article regarding niche wheats being developed by Arcadia Biosciences, a Davis, California, agricultural biotechnology ...
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Memphis Meats vice president says traditional agriculture ‘required’ for success of lab-grown meat

Eric Schulze, Gene Johnston | 
Start-up company Memphis Meats says that in the future, consumer meat products won’t start in a pasture or a feedlot. Rather, they ...

New dicamba application strategies could be key to preventing accidental damage to soybean crops

Gil Gullickson | 
Using dicamba as a preplant weed-management tool or abiding by state cutoff dates for postemergence applications may be a way ...

‘You have to have the courage to do it’: Kevin Folta on why scientists need to communicate with the public about GMOs

Jessie Scott | 
On Sunday, September 6, 2015, scientist Kevin Folta made the front page of the New York Times. ... [T]he Times article ...
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Gene-edited pigs could eliminate need for castration

Betsy Freese, Tad Sonstegard | 
Castrating pigs is not a favorite chore for pork producers, but it’s necessary for meat quality and barn management. Now, ...
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Will Australia free CRISPR gene-edited crops from government regulation?

Chuck Abbott | 
Gene editing technology – CRISPR is the best-known example – would be freed from government regulation under a proposal by ...
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5 gene-edited crops slated to hit the market in the near future

Gil Gullickson | 
Farmers quickly gleaned agronomic benefits from GMO technology. Consumers? Not so much. Gene editing could change that, since it’s keying ...
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Ecomodernist agriculture: Farmers need science and technology to limit environmental footprint

Mark Lynas | 
It takes roughly 6 square miles to support one hunting-gathering human. Modern intensive farming, by contrast, can support up to ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Genetic engineering could save farm animals from disease

Alison Van Eenennaam, Gene Johnston | 
Alison Van Eenennaam is one of agriculture’s leading voices of reason and persuasion in support of good science in food ...
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