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Drought-tolerant corn adoption jumps 20% in four years as US farmers strive to protect crop yields

Droughts have been among the most significant causes of crop yield reductions and losses for centuries....To date, little has been ...
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From salt to hand sanitizer, corn is in everything. What would life without it look like?

When Christine Robinson was first diagnosed with a corn allergy 17 years ago, she remembers thinking, “No more popcorn, no ...
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Short-stature hybrid corn, likely to debut next decade, could dramatically boost crop yields

Farmers who have waded and stumbled through corn decimated by green snap or stalk lodging may be in luck in ...
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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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Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

Do you remember those spectacular images of rats fed GMO corn with invasive cancers, so big that the tumors looked like ...
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Ugandan researchers look to biotechnology to bolster food production in the face of climate change

As the impact of climate change continues to grow worldwide, farmers are likely to face new challenges in the form ...
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China struggling with consumer skepticism in push to introduce GMO corn

China’s central government set a goal two years ago for commercializing genetically modified corn by the end of 2020, but ...
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Grass genes could help scientists breed crops better adapted to drought, high temperatures

Researchers from Cornell and the United States Department of Agriculture will tap into genetic information found in more than 700 ...
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Jumping genes: How Barbara McClintock won a Nobel Prize by crossbreeding corn

Through meticulous crossbreeding, she showed that DNA is far more complicated than scientists originally thought ...
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Are Smirnoff’s GMO-free vodka labels illegal?

Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but ...
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Drought resistance gene could help corn, soy crops survive Argentina’s scorching temperatures

The fertile grasslands of Argentina produce food for hundreds of millions around the world, and they have the potential to ...
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Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Plants are surrounded by nitrogen, but it's unusable as found in the atmosphere. Scientists may be able to change that ...
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Why does America grow 90 million acres of corn every year?

The U.S. is the No. 1 producer of corn in the world. Planted on over 90 million acres, it is ...
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Hybrid corn could eradicate harvest-destroying disease in Africa

A centralized maize lethal necrosis disease screening facility established in [Kenya] five years ago has released 15 disease-resistant hybrid maize ...
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How anti-GMO research is manufactured: Challenging two Séralini-lab studies that fueled renewed safety concerns over GMOs and glyphosate

In the wake of the decision by a California federal court concluding that Monsanto’s Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate, ...
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Novel uses for plant hormones could boost crop yields to ‘new limits’

Amidst the growing interest in soil health and soil-plant interactions is a fledgling collective of newer concepts and products, from ...
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Corn bred to ‘stand tall’ could prevent rotting crops, food waste

When Daniel Robertson was a kid growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, he got chased off by farmers once or ...
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New studies questioning safety of GMO corn ‘contain serious flaws,’ experts say

Two -omics studies on genetically modified maize and Roundup-fed rats, recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, contain serious flaws ...
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Mexico will ban GMO corn when new government takes office, incoming agriculture secretary says

Victor Suarez, who has been named as the new [Undersecretary of Food Self-Sufficiency] by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), has ...
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Farmers say Laura Prepon and other anti-GMO celebrities make their jobs harder

I really wish there were more celebrities out there who embraced the biotechnology and the benefits behind modern agriculture. ...
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In landmark case, activist attempt to block introduction of GMO corn dismissed by Nigerian High Court

Just two weeks after Nigeria’s federal government approved the commercialization of Bt cotton, scientists scored another victory with a court judgment ...
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Video: Ancient corn variety that makes its own nitrogen could lead to more sustainable farming

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He ...
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Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini’s discredited GMO rat tumor study

In recent months, the [French] media has had little interest in reporting the results of three large-scale studies that reviewed and confirmed the safety ...
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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: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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25 years of GMO crops: Economic, environmental and human health benefits

Since the first GMO crop was developed in 1994, genetically modified foods have provided countries around the world with economic, ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...
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Can online gamers help developing nations solve aflatoxin crop contamination?

Puzzle solvers at the website Fold.it, a crowdsourcing project, are being asked to look for new and efficient ways to ...
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