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Philippines rollout of insect-resistant Bt eggplant expected to dramatically increase farmer profits

Eggplant farmers suffer significant yield losses at 51-73% annually due to the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (FSB). To address ...
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China could crack down on fall armyworm pest invasion with GMO insect-resistant Bt corn

Due to its wide host range, high reproductive and dispersal capacity, the fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), which ...
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Petition urges India’s Supreme Court to halt illegal GMO crop cultivation, citing ‘irreversible’ genetic contamination

The Supreme Court on [Jan 6] issued a notice in the matter of illegal planting of non-approved Genetically Modified (GM) ...
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Viewpoint: Pest resistance to GMO crops is a real threat, but no reason to avoid biotechnology

Central to the criticism of genetically modified crops is the fear that weeds and pests may develop resistance .... The ...
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Viewpoint: Growing GMO crops provides 4 major health benefits you probably didn’t know about

While the application of agricultural chemicals is highly mechanized in industrial countries, the same cannot be said for developing countries, ...
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Infographic: USDA data reveal dramatic growth of GMO crop adoption in US since 1996

Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops, which tolerate potent herbicides (such as glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba), provide farmers with a broad variety of ...
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Exploring the biotechnology revolution in food and medicine

Biotechnology develops cellular and bimolecular processes to create products that will make our lives easier .... Today, biotechnology fights against ...
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Kenya will approve biotech crops on case-by-case basis, three months after proposing to lift GMO ban

Kenyans are still waiting on the Government’s decision as to whether it will lift the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms ...
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Podcast: More fearful of crop losses than jail, Indian farmers grow illegal GMO Bt eggplant

While Indian farmers have benefited tremendously from growing insect-resistant GMO cotton, the government has outlawed the cultivation of genetically engineered ...
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GMO Bt crops slow global spread of fall armyworm pest, but some bugs resistant to insecticidal plants

The fall armyworm is hungry, on the move and scaring farmers the world over. The crop-devouring pest has spread from ...
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20 plus years of data show Bt insect-resistant crops to be ‘powerful,’ sustainable pest management tools

Genetically engineered (GE) crops producing insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) (mainly Cry proteins) have become a major control tactic for a ...
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Why are farmers so eager to grow GMO crops?

Genetically modified (GM) crops are produced using new genetic engineering methods. Since their development slightly over 20 years ago, they ...
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‘Misinformation’ has fueled fear of GMO crops in India, expert says

Hundreds of research studies that have been reviewed showed no proof that genetically modified (GM) crops had side effects, according ...
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High profile dispute over GMO safety shines spotlight on China’s biotech handwringing

A dispute between two state-run newspapers over an interview has highlighted China’s unabated fear of genetically modified food. Science and ...