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‘No distinguishable difference’ between sugar from GMO and non-GMO sugarcane, study confirms

The goal of this manuscript is to present the results of studies with three genetically modified (GM) sugarcane varieties and ...
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Tracking the coronavirus—and failed containment efforts—by digging through its genome

In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story ...
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Mysterious Brazilian virus made largely of genes never seen illustrates ‘how much we still need to understand’ about microorganisms

Viruses are some of the world’s smallest life-forms – and the jury is still out as to whether they actually ...
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Technology breeds sustainability on Brazilian family farm

As Brazilian farmer and attorney Henrique Gustavo Fiorese sees it, the future of agriculture depends on technology and sustainability.Though either ...
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Soybean designed to grow on exhausted pasture land could help protect Amazon rainforest

The agrichemical giant Syngenta wants to go green by developing specific varieties of soybeans to be grown away from the ...
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Viewpoint: Common pesticides unsafe at any dose? Here’s what’s wrong with Brazilian researcher’s ‘unsupported’ claims

Going to national media with unpublished sensationalist claims is not without consequences ...
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Here’s what you should know about disease-fighting GMO mosquitoes

Media references to Jurassic Park and 'mutant hybrid insects' are based on a thorough misunderstanding of this effective technology ...
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6 co-authors of controversial study that raised alarms about Oxitec’s GMO mosquito release in Brazil call for paper’s retraction

[The public] was alarmed in mid-September when an article published in the Scientific Reports pointed to the presence in Bahia ...
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Podcast: GMO insects loose in the wild? Inside scoop on controversial Oxitec mosquito in Brazil

The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet in developing countries it is a ruthless killer, spreading ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s strict GMO crop cultivation rules encourage Amazon deforestation

EU based anti-GMO environmental organizations have ensured that European farmers don’t have access to leading agronomic technologies, resulting in less ...
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Viewpoint: Brazilian farmers destroy the Amazon? Here’s what Greenpeace isn’t telling you

In 2016, the Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen flew over the Amazon forest with the head of Greenpeace Brazil as part ...
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Brazil plan to breed gene-edited dairy cattle on hold after bacterial DNA found in animal’s genome

Up until a few months ago, Brazil was all set to create the country’s first herd of genetically dehorned dairy ...
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Brazilian farmers sue Bayer to reclaim $151 million in royalties on GMO cotton

Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on [July 11] sued Bayer AG, seeking to cancel the chemical ...
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Fear of biotechnology threatens efforts to save Brazil’s pinto beans

The issue of GMO safety has been proven many times over to be a false controversy ...
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Following US and Argentina, Brazil approves drought-tolerant, herbicide-resistant soybean

Brazil’s bio-security agency CTNBio has approved a new soybean seed that combines technologies to make it resistant to drought and ...
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Brazil urges China to import sugar from biotech sugarcane, says final product has no GMO ingredients

Brazil’s agriculture minister [asked] Chinese officials on [May 16] to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from ...
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Chinese import restrictions block Brazil’s access to latest GMO crops

Brazil Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said on [April 25] that the country must work with China to reduce non-tariff barriers ...
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Animal gene editing breakthrough: Bringing Angus beef raised from US cattle to Brazil

The gene-edited heat-tolerant Angus cow could be a very big deal in Brazil ...
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New Brazilian government backs indigenous tribe fined in 2018 for embracing modern agriculture and growing GMO crops

Brazil’s new government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned ...
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Brazilian case study highlights dramatic sustainability and economic benefits of GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton, corn and soybeans

Without access to insect resistance technology, inserted into Bt cotton, corn and soybean seeds, Brazilian farmers could lose [approximately $23 ...
Russia threatens to restrict soy imports from Brazil over use of controversial weed killer glyphosate

Russia threatens to restrict soy imports from Brazil over use of controversial weed killer glyphosate

The Russian government has informed Brazil that it may adopt temporary import restrictions on soybeans if Brazilian producers do not ...
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Amid growing tensions with US, China poised to accelerate GMO crop imports, boost trade with Brazil

Brazil and China are expected to hold their first high-level political and economic talks since 2015 later this year, Brazil’s ...
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Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil’s already record-breaking soy exports

Brazil’s record soy exports to China could grow further, an Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters …. as the Asian nation’s ...
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Record-high yields suggest climate change no threat to coffee production

For roughly the last two years, the media has been warning us that climate change is threatening the world's supply ...
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Brazilian judge overturns glyphosate ban, citing ‘serious impacts’ to nation’s economy

A Brazilian court on [September 3rd] overturned an injunction banning products containing the popular weed-killer glyphosate, knocking down a previous ...
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Brazil’s public health agency will appeal judge’s nationwide suspension of glyphosate

Brazil-based agrochemical companies plan to appeal a ruling suspending the use of best-selling weed killer glyphosate .... an industry spokeswoman ...
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FDA approves sugar made from Brazil’s first Bt insect resistant sugarcane variety

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that it is safe to consume sugar produced from the genetically ...