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Viewpoint: Energy-intensive production, contamination risks threaten to slow lab-grown meat development

Lab-raised meat is unlikely to make rapid strides in the consumer market due to steep economic and technological hurdles, according ...
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Viewpoint: Free speech vs science—Should colleges invite anti-GMO speakers they know spread misinformation?

In the face of climate change, the expectation for evidence is doubled because of the dramatic implications ...
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Controversy over gene-edited cow’s ‘surprise DNA’ could slow efforts to promote animal welfare

On the morning of August 7, Alison Van Eenennaam awoke to a tweet from a man she had never met ...
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Offspring of gene-edited, hornless dairy bull born healthy, study confirms

This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and ...
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Viewpoint: 300 scientists say FDA’s plan to regulate CRISPR-edited animals as drugs will effectively shut down innovation

This proposed regulatory approach for genome editing in animals will make it cost prohibitive for both U.S. researchers and livestock ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The biotech advocate anti-GMO groups ‘love to hate’

Facing a tide of anti-GMO activism, [UC Davis animal geneticist Alison] Van Eenennaam has taken it upon herself to advocate ...
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Talking Biotech: Regulating gene-edited animals as drugs will stifle food innovation

Animal gene editing could revolutionize food production. But FDA regulation stands in the way ...
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Whole Foods embraces slow-growing chickens: Why that’s not so environmentally sustainable

There is a movement, pushed by Whole Foods, to go back to slower-growing chickens. This is problematic from a sustainability ...
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UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

In the contentious arena of livestock breeding and biotechnology, Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam has emerged as a tireless advocate for getting ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s keeping disease-resistant GMO bananas from Ugandan farmers?

Ugandan researcher Nassib Mugwanya: GMO bananas are the best tool we have to save bananas from bacterial wilt, but Uganda's ...
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Viewpoint: Gene editing poised to revolutionize agriculture—if we can fix biotech regulations

In his speech at the recent American Farm Bureau convention, President Trump said his administration was "streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge ...
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Current biotech regulations create animal and crop approval blocks and bottlenecks but gene editing may open new doors

The cost of current biotech industry regulations might not be obvious to consumers, but it’s clear to researchers. “We’ve got ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s ‘Okja’ perpetuates stereotypes about food, farming and scientists

The popular Netflix movie is a disservice to important agricultural research aimed at producing more food with fewer resources, writes ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
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Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an ‘agrichemical conspiracy’—Who’s behind the documentary?

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of Food Evolution, addresses baseless claims that new GMO documentary is "Monsanto propaganda" ...
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Does most public research funding come from industry?

Who funds public research? UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam says a funding analysis reveals that most of it ...