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Indian scientists call out anti-GMO groups trying to block insect-resistant Bt eggplant safety field trials

Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of [the] Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) has urged ...
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Delayed GMO Bt rice approval costs China $12 billion annually, study finds

To maintain self-sufficiency in rice production and national food security, the Chinese government strongly supports research that aims at increasing ...
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Bollworm pest shows signs of resistance to latest GMO Bt corn, cotton in southern US

Also known as the corn earworm, the cotton bollworm has spent the last decade steadily evolving resistance to most of ...
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Podcast: Getting back to nature—7 reasons you should start a home garden

Our collective desire to get “back to nature” is probably one of the better instincts from the Woodstock era that ...
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Viewpoint: India should stop bowing to ‘mindless opposition’ and approve GMO Bt eggplant

A couple of decades ago, some of our brightest gene scientists in India took the genes of a commonly found ...
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How pink bollworm may evolve resistance to GMO Bt crops

Insect resistant Bt crops are widely grown in many countries all over the world to prevent pest attacks in highly ...
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Indian farmers grow illegal insect-resistant Bt eggplant to control destructive pests, as government lags on approval

Farmers in Haryana and experts fear widespread contamination of genetically modified (GM) brinjal or eggplant in the state with a ...
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Biotech expert urges Nigeria to ignore activist calls to ban GMO Bt cowpea

Following fears and concerns by some civil society organisations and farmers over the safety of the newly commercialized Bt Cowpea ...
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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 ...
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A look at the neglected ‘1%’ of biotech crops that slashed chemical use and boosted yields

Last year on SAIFood we discussed the benefits of the four major genetically modified (GM) crops, canola, corn, cotton and ...
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Earth-friendly GMOs: How Bt crops eliminated 6 million tons of pesticides

[W]hen I first heard about genetic engineering when visiting my eventual graduate school home, I was really excited about the ...
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Patent war may stop Bayer from selling new GMO Bt insecticide cotton in India

German chemical and pharma major Bayer AG, which has acquired biotech company Monsanto .... said it cannot introduce new Bt ...
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Biotech experts open their labs to combat misinformation about GMOs

Scientists are demonstrating the efficacy of plant biotechnology by taking Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows through the process ...
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Bt and other biopesticides might stop fall armyworm advance across India

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive insect which had severely affected maize crops in Africa has now spread to fields ...
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‘White gold’: GMO cotton renews hope for Nigeria’s troubled textile industry

Nigeria's textile industry was once a thriving part of the nation's economy. The industry was once the country's second-leading employer, ...
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Cannabis farming is fueling development of less toxic biopesticides for ‘mainstream’ agriculture

As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more 'mainstream' agriculture. ... Regulators point out ...
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If Ghana follows Nigeria’s lead and approves Bt cotton, it could jump-start its textile industry

Nigeria’s decision to commercialize Bt cotton has revived hopes for the novel variety in Ghana, its West African neighbor. Science-focused ...
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Success of insect resistant Bt eggplant in Bangladesh opened door to GMOs in the developing world

Bt brinjal is the first genetically engineered crop to be commercially released in Bangladesh, and other GE crops are in ...
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Indian farmers double yields with Bt cotton, but pest resistance issues complicate its advantages

Ever since India adopted genetically modified Bt cotton in 2002, a bitter battle has been raging to define the narrative ...
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Kenya, Ethiopia show neighboring Uganda how to revive its dying cotton industry with pest-tolerant technology

Cotton, once a cash cow in Uganda where growers aspired to outcompete each other in the acreage covered and income ...
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Despite anti-GMO ‘whispering,’ Bangladesh says ‘science-based information’ will guide its biotech policy

Bt eggplant, or brinjal as it’s known in Bangladesh, is the first genetically engineered food crop to be successfully introduced ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why organic farming needs GMOs

“Civilization has been built on genetically modified plants.” — Nina V. Fedoroff, Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientists View of Genetically ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
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Talking Biotech: Non-agricultural debt—not GMOs—to blame for Indian farmer suicides

Environmental scientist Vaishnavi Tripuraneni: Marriage loans and health care—not seed costs—are the main drivers of debt for smallholder farmers in ...
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Delving into the GMO traits that cut back pesticide impacts globally

This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...