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Drought-tolerant GMO wheat boosts yields up to 22% in field trials, while drought-tolerant soy could launch in 2020

During the latest harvest, drought-tolerant wheat yielded up to 22.1% more, according to tests conducted on 395 hectares, [the biotech ...
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Viewpoint: India’s proposed CRISPR crop rules could ‘severely constrain’ gene-editing innovation

At long last, [India's] Department of Biotechnology has [published] draft genome editing guidelines on January 9 for month-long public comments ...
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Paraguay approves GMO drought-tolerant soy, fourth major producer to green light biotech crop variety

The Ministry of Agriculture of Paraguay authorized the commercial release of seeds that better tolerate drought conditions, developed by Indear ...
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Argentina approves GMO virus-resistant potato expected to save farmers $45 million annually

After being de-regulated [in] August 2018, the National Council of Technical and Scientific Research (CONICET) [began] the formal process [of ...
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Argentina approves new Monsanto Bt corn variety—60th GMO crop in nation’s history

Argentina has approved the 60th transgenic seed in its history, a new corn variety resistant to insects and herbicides. ...
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Argentina developing pest-resistant, GMO cotton using gene-silencing technology

In Argentina, the presence of the cotton weevil represents a challenge for cotton production due to the productive losses it ...
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Argentina approves fifth GMO cotton variety in effort to boost crop yields, spare natural resources

Argentina's Minister of AgroIndustry Luis Miguel Etechevehere and Christian Monty, Head of Global Cotton from BASF have announced the release ...
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Argentina fears skeptical consumers could cripple global rollout of drought-tolerant GMO wheat

Argentina thinks it has a solution to droughts that’ve plagued blockbuster wheat producers from the Black Sea to Australia. The ...
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Following trade negotiations, Argentina moves closer to exporting world’s first GMO wheat

Hoping to export a drought-resistant wheat variety, the world's first GMO wheat, Argentina has devised a road map with other ...
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Argentina delays commercial release of drought-tolerant GMO wheat, assessing trade disruptions

Although the new drought-tolerant transgenic wheat developed by an Argentine company has the support of President Macri, the Minister of ...
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While AquaBounty’s GMO salmon remains blocked in US, Argentina exempts the company’s sustainable gene-edited tilapia from regulation

Transgenic salmon producer AquaBounty and its majority owner, Intrexon, [December 18] announced that their jointly developed gene-edited line of tilapia, ...
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Argentina could be first country to plant GMO wheat, engineered for drought resistance—if regulators approve

“We mustn't do what other countries have already done; we must do what no other country did," the CEO of ...
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Argentina approves first drought-resistant, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean

The Argentine government approved the first soy that is tolerant to drought and that also combines better weed control by ...
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Drought resistance gene could help corn, soy crops survive Argentina’s scorching temperatures

The fertile grasslands of Argentina produce food for hundreds of millions around the world, and they have the potential to ...
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Argentina and GMOs: Exploring the nation’s long relationship with biotech crops

In 2019, Argentina will begin the commercialization of the first genetically modified drought-and salt-tolerant soybean. This will be a particularly ...
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Argentina introduces GMO potato to combat virus that destroys up to 70% of nation’s crop

The Ministry of Food and Bioeconomy, under the Ministry of Agribusiness of Argentina, authorized the commercialization of the seed, and ...
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DNA testing to reunite separated families—what we learned from the grandmothers of Argentina

The idea to use DNA testing to reunite families separated at US borders due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
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Activists behind Zika virus conspiracy theories, Argentine pesticide birth defect scare

South America's suffering from a number of epidemics. The worst one may just be misinformation ...
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Despite activists’ claims about glyphosate dangers, there’s no cancer spike in Argentina

Anti-GMO activists have claimed that cancer rates in farming regions of Argentina have spiked. Interviews with local experts paint a ...