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Marketing stunt? Some restaurants sell Impossible, Beyond Burgers without telling customers they’re meat free

Heather Haddon, Sarah Needleman | 
How do you get die-hard meat eaters to try a plant-based burger? You trick them. The rise of meatless meat ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Jacob Bunge | 
Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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Viewpoint: Sen. Lisa Murkowski farm bill rider could keep GMO salmon off the market

Republicans claim to believe in free markets, at least until competition meets hometown interests. For a case study, witness Senator ...
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Podcast: A brief history of CRISPR gene-editing—and how it could change our food supply

Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided ...
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GMO crops and insects help stem overfishing, protect vulnerable marine ecosystems

Jon Emont | 
For the first time in history, humans are poised to harvest more fish and seafood from farms than they catch ...
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Gender nonconforming Americans can now choose neither male nor female on their licenses in many states

Janet Adamy | 
A growing number of states and companies are allowing people to designate their gender as “X” instead of male or ...
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Long-term antidepressant use linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death

Andrea Petersen | 
More Americans are taking antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft for extended periods of time: One-quarter of people on the ...
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FamilyTreeDNA shares customers’ genetic data with FBI. Founder calls it ‘the right decision’

Amy Marcus | 
Millions of consumers use genetic data to gain insight into family roots or learn about health risks. The boom has ...
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Anger, aches and pains: Anxiety manifests differently in men

Andrea Peterson | 
Anxiety problems can look different in men. When people think of anxiety, they may picture the excessive worry and avoidance ...
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This indoor farmer wants to turn rural Kentucky into America’s ‘high-tech agriculture capital’

Leigh Kamping-Carder | 
Jonathan Webb’s farm doesn’t look like much: tawny soil stretching to a line of trees, a trailer with a few ...
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Food fight: Plant-based burgers stir debate over claims of nutritional advantages versus beef

Heather Haddon, Jacob Bune | 
Plant-based burger makers say their products are better for the planet than beef. Whether they are better for consumers’ health ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

Richard Tren | 
A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...
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Viewpoint: Genetically modified plants could produce drugs of the future—if we do more to encourage ‘pharming’

Henry Miller, Kathleen Hefferon | 
Politicians talk a lot about farming but seldom about “pharming,” even though the latter can also have a big impact ...
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Blight-tolerant American chestnut tree: Latest biotech solution to nature’s assault on valued species

Hank Campbell | 
A blight-tolerant American chestnut tree is the latest example of what the science community has begun to call a GRO—a ...
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Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat can’t keep up with demand for plant-based burgers

Heather Haddon, Jacob Bunge | 
Fast-food restaurants are rushing to add meat-free burgers to their menus, hoping these higher-priced alternatives will help them capture additional ...
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Following debut of biotech firm Corteva, farm sector ‘more consolidated than ever’

Jacob Bunge | 
Corteva Agriscience Inc.’s first day as a stand-alone company is a milestone in an agricultural deal making spree that has ...
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Wall Street Journal: Costly glyphosate-cancer legal battle one of ‘worst crises’ in Bayer’s 155-year history

Ruth Bender | 
Stuck in one of the worst crises in its 155-year history, Bayer AG, the German company that invented aspirin and ...
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Disease-resistant GMO chestnut trees could birth ‘new agroforestry industry’

Charles Mann | 
Many Americans know the sad tale of how the American chestnut tree was driven almost to extinction in the 20th ...
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Steep prices push lab-grown meat makers to pitch products as ‘humane luxuries’

Mischa Frankl-Duval | 
[M]akers of cultured meat, such as Memphis Meats, New Age Meats and Aleph Farms, face several barriers to bringing their ...
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Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

Emily Mullin | 
In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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A jury decided glyphosate caused cancer. Is this society’s ‘search for a scapegoat’ for the deadly disease?

Arthur Lambert | 
A San Francisco jury decided last month that a plaintiff’s case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...
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Podcast: How AI is boosting treatment of PTSD

Jennifer Strong | 
Only about 10% of the individuals with mental health issues in the US are getting any sort of treatment that ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer ‘open for looting’ as company battles 11,000 glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco....as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable ...
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Many farmers endorse glyphosate as safe weed killer while Bayer battles Roundup-cancer lawsuits

Jacob Bunge | 
Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s bioengineered food rules will confuse consumers and could cost $200 million per year

Drew Kershen, Henry Miller | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created what may be the most bewildering, least cost-effective regulation ever. In July 2016, ...
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China’s approval of 5 GMO crop imports could fuel investment boom in biotech research

James Collins | 
Lost in the news of contentious U.S.-China trade disputes was a meaningful regulatory approval that will improve agriculture around the ...
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Viewpoint: Psychology association’s new guidelines ‘demonize’ masculinity, ignore biology

Erica Komisar | 
In my practice as a psychotherapist , I’ve seen an increase of depression in young men who feel emasculated in ...
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China’s decision to import next generation US-grown GMO herbicide-resistant crops will help American farmers struggling to fight hardy weeds

Jacob Bunge | 
China’s approval of new genetically engineered crops will open a new front in U.S. farmers’ long-running war against hard-to-kill weeds ...