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‘From plate to poop’: Why corn survives digestion and what it means for your health

Corn has a way of staying intact from plate to poop. The bright yellow kernels found in our favorite summer ...
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Food crops could be engineered to summon wasps that kill deadly plant pests

Plagued by stemborers, a type of crop parasitism, maize can launch a chemical defense that essentially calls in the cavalry ...
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Antioxidant-rich corn could mitigate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, ...
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Farmers in Paraguay see major yield increases with GMO corn, despite degraded soil

10 years ago, a group of 14 peasant farmers in the San Juan Nepomuceno region of Caazapá took the challenge ...
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Facing record-breaking temperatures, Belgium field tests drought-tolerant corn varieties

The effects of global warming are becoming evident even in Belgium. 2018 was exceptionally warm and dry and the summer ...
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Bayer insect‐resistant, herbicide‐tolerant GMO corn poses no risk to human health or environment, EU food safety panel confirms

Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐014 .... from Monsanto Company the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food ...
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GMO corn that tolerates temperature drops could help farmers protect crop yields

Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields corn resistant to widely used sulfonylurea herbicide, study shows

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other institutions reported precise based editing of maize genes using CRISPR-Cas9, leading ...
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Reduced tillage increases long-term corn, soybean yields, study shows

Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for ...
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Can TELA maize solve the acute food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most food-insecure region in the world, with an estimated 237 million throughout the region suffering from ...
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GMO insect-resistant corn poses no risk to human health, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) risk assessment affirms

Following the submission of application .... from Bayer Agriculture BVBA, the EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) was ...
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Single genetic tweak in GMO corn boosts yields 10%—other crops could be improved, too

Supporters of genetic engineering have long promised it will help meet the world’s growing demand for food. But despite the ...
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Mennonite family shuns gadgets but grows GMO corn

How many days could you live without your cell phone, laptop or favorite communications tool? Modern technology has become such ...
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Are neonicotinoid seed treatments critical for protecting crops—or unnecessary, with potential to harm bees?

If neonic seed treatments don’t increase yields, reducing their use to limit potential harm to bees would be an easier ...
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Colombia green lights first homegrown, patent-free GMO corn variety

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has just authorized the planting of the country's first homegrown GMO corn variety. The seeds ...
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Wait, corn is a fruit? Yes—here’s the biology that explains why

We all know the is-a-tomato-a-fruit debate (correct answer: yes, but you still shouldn’t put it in a fruit salad). Now ...
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Newly discovered genes could help develop natural ‘antibiotic cocktails’ to battle plant disease

Yezhang Ding, Alisa Huffaker, and Eric Schmelz of the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have developed a ...
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Drought resistant farming breakthrough: GMO corn survives nearly two months without water thanks to tomato genes, in field study

The intense desert to the south of the Coquimbo Region in Chile makes molecular biologist Simón Ruiz think about how ...
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Bacterial leaf streak disease can slash corn yields 20%—will science stop it?

Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, ...