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Organic fungicide copper sulfate endangers humans, animals and insects

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
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Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR

What determines whether a genetically modified vegetable or fruit is natural? ...
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Viewpoint: How biotech crops, lab-grown meat and other food innovations could jump start post-COVID economic recovery

COVID-19 threatens to slow or halt agricultural innovation in the US by exacerbating the decline in public R&D and threatening ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
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Viewpoint: News or propaganda? UK newspaper the Guardian paid over $800k to publish anti-farming ‘investigation’

Publishing propaganda as news is dishonest and lets readers down. Dr. Henry Miller, the founding director of the FDA's Office ...
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Genetic analysis unravels East Asia’s history, highlighting migration of early farmers

Ancient genomics is starting to unravel the history of East Asia. The first large-scale studies of ancient human genomes from ...
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Impossible Foods says plant-based meat can ‘disrupt’ animal agriculture without displacing farmers

The plant-based meat industry will need the millions of workers now employed in animal agriculture, the founder of Impossible Foods ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug knew technology could fight hunger. In the biotech age, we ignore his wisdom at our peril

Borlaug’s brilliant insights were double-cropping and dwarfing, his incredible focus and hard work are a matter of record, and then ...
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Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...
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‘Climate proofing’ the world’s food supply with edible microorganisms

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
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Can we prevent future pandemics while transforming more forests into farms?

Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people ...
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Tequila-powered cars: Will biofuel from agave plants help avert energy shortages?

The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia's ...
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Soy protein could help turn lab-grown steaks into realistic beef alternatives

Currently scientists have only produced relatively tiny nuggets of lab-grown meat, which can imitate ground beef for use in hamburgers ...
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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Pigs could accelerate coronavirus vaccine development

The Pirbright Institute is joining in the global battle to help control COVID-19 by using its unique expertise and facilities ...
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Plants communicate to fight off pests. Their ‘conversations’ might help us safeguard our food crops

When a beetle larva bites into the leaf of a goldenrod plant .... [t]he bite damages the goldenrod .... causing ...
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Boosting sustainability and combating world hunger using protein from CO2-munching bacteria

This 'miracle' protein powder has the potential to significantly impact our efforts to feed a growing population ...
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FDA reports 38% decline in animal antibiotic sales since 2015, easing public health concerns

For several years, an area of focus for those of us involved in farm animal care has been a commitment ...
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We can sustainably feed 3.4 billion people. Study shows 4 eco-friendly farming practices will help produce food for 10 billion

Global agriculture puts heavy pressure on planetary boundaries, posing the challenge to achieve future food security without compromising Earth system ...
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Viewpoint: After years of bashing agriculture and GMOs, Chipotle reverses course with ‘Cultivate the Future of Farming’ campaign

Given Chipotle's past cozy relationship with organic food marketers, this seems more like a marketing stunt ...
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New CRISPR gene-drive system could crack down on antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture

Taking advantage of powerful advances in CRISPR gene editing, scientists at the University of California San Diego have set their ...
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Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch: The chemists who revolutionized fertilizer production, changing agriculture forever

Without the efforts of Haber and Bosch, the world’s population would be much smaller ...
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New vaccine could immunize 50 million cattle against bovine tuberculosis

Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine ...
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China cleaning up 25 million acres of polluted farmland to meet soaring food demand

China has shut more than 1,300 heavy metal enterprises since 2016 as part of a long-term plan to curb widespread ...
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Oxford researchers: German study warning of insect declines lacks robust evidence

Sampling in Germany, Seibold et al. present an interesting and impressive study of arthropods in grassland vegetation and those in ...
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Will Alaska grow its own food as summer temperatures surpass 90 degrees?

Alaska has been on a multi-year weather paroxysm as the Arctic heats twice as fast as the rest of our ...
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Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In 2018, the Washington, ...
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Viewpoint: Intensive ‘industrial’ agriculture boosts farm productivity, promotes environmental sustainability

It's important to be honest about the benefits of farm consolidation if we value keeping food prices low, combating climate ...