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GMO rice in development could be the next revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure

In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This “treatment” ...
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‘Money being made from people’s suffering’: Selling blood samples from coronavirus survivors

Some biotech companies are cashing in on the race to produce coronavirus antibody tests, taking blood samples from people who ...
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Anti-GMO Advocacy Funding Tracker: Vast network of donors and NGOs seed doubt about crop biotechnology

Who is David and who is Goliath when it comes to the GMO debate? Anti-biotech activists have long maintained that ...
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Viewpoint: Confused about GMOs and pesticides? Here’s a science-based handbook for combating anti-biotech fallacies

The risk posed by junk science meant to skew our perception of food safety and biotechnology cannot be overstated ...
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Researchers want USDA approval to release GMO chestnut tree as part of forest restoration effort

Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in ...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley: EU hostility to biotech, conventional agriculture shouldn’t be allowed to ‘scuttle’ trade talks with US

When trade representatives visit me to discuss biotechnology products, often the first thing I do is eat a genetically modified ...
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Viewpoint: Regulators should embrace the Vatican’s decade-old endorsement of GMOs

If only legislators and regulators would “get religion" and take the Pontifical Academy’s decade-old recommendations to heart ...
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From prosthetic limbs to lab-grown meat, technology can drastically improve animal welfare

While it's easy to think about all the ways technology has benefited humans, major technological advances have improved the lives ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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GMO crop approvals focal point of trade talks as US urges China to boost agricultural imports

China has offered the U.S. some “very attractive numbers” for purchases of farm goods as part of “dynamic” trade talks, ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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Opportunity lost: Has Uganda paid a price for not embracing GMOs, biotechnology?

It has been more than two decades since the commercial introduction of GMO crops. They have delivered a range of ...
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Talking Biotech: There’s a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Vanilla is the world's favorite food flavoring—but there's not enough to go around. Thankfully, scientists are developing new ways to ...
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Feeding Africa’s hungry countries may require ‘a dozen Green Revolutions’

Despite agriculture’s progress in feeding more people on less land than at any time in history, there are still more ...
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Kenya can achieve food security if government invests in agricultural technology

Kenya relies on only 10% of her landmass for food while 89% of the country’s landmass, home to 36% of ...
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South Africa urges neighboring countries to learn from its success with biotech

South Africa is urging other African countries to learn from its latest strategy and adopt more holistic policies around biotechnology ...
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Viewpoint: Nigeria must rely on science to find its way through the GMO debate

The global evolution in science has lead to the emergence and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in some parts of the ...
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Why is there so much ‘fear and loathing’ of anything biotech?

In this era marked by Grand Canyon-sized divides among Americans, there’s one subject that seems to unite people, no matter ...
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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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Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

The political decision of how to regulate gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) will determine whether Europe becomes ...
Podcast: Uruguay's over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Uruguayan GMO researcher Sabina Vidal: Burdensome regulations mean farmers rely on soy seeds from US corporations ...
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Humans who can’t feel pain pointing way to non-addictive painkillers

Genes linked to pain detection and perception may be physiological targets for new, non-addictive painkillers ...
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Transgenic tinkering here to stay: Embracing biotechnology in the home

Just as people today need to be computer literate, competing in the near future will require genetic literacy too, so ...
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Anti-GMO bungle: Claim GM genes pass from food into blood collapses

In 2013, when PLoS One published a research paper, Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood, anti-GMO activists ...