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Despite Europe’s strict GMO rules, biotechnology can still help farmers feed the continent

The EU has recently laid out a series of targets to dramatically reduce the amounts of chemicals used in European ...
food waste

Podcast: Fungi destroy $60 billion worth of food each year. Are natural biopesticides the answer?

Food waste plagues both farmers and consumers. Americans throw out much of what we buy at the grocery store—roughly 133 ...
baby mushrooms

‘Maladapted’ EU regulation hinders non-toxic biopesticide development, despite growing farmer demand

Biological pesticides are rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and viable environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are ...
biopesticides

Agriculture companies accelerate biopesticide development amid consumer pressure for less chemical-intensive farming

Agribusiness is increasingly turning to natural and sustainable alternatives to chemicals as consumers rebuff genetically modified foods and concerns grow ...
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Fungi ‘junk genes’ could yield new drugs, biopesticides, study shows

Bio-Protection Research Centre scientists and collaborators have made a discovery that potentially opens the door to new medicines and biological ...
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Spider venom and fungi: The next generation of ‘eco-friendly’ biopesticides

The global population is predicted to reach 9.77 billion people by the end of 2050, before peaking at more than ...