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Opportunity lost: Has Uganda paid a price for not embracing GMOs, biotechnology?

It has been more than two decades since the commercial introduction of GMO crops. They have delivered a range of ...
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USDA reveals plans to regulate GM plants based on traits, not breeding method

USDA's Sid Abel and Doug McKalip just briefed me on the new regulatory framework that is shaping up for the ...
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Viewpoint: Nigeria must rely on science to find its way through the GMO debate

The global evolution in science has lead to the emergence and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in some parts of the ...
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CRISPR-edited seeds ‘personalized’ for individual farms could boost worldwide food production

The seeds farmers plant in their fields can carry certain desirable traits, such as drought tolerance or pest resistance. Breeding ...
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Uganda’s scientists strive to use biotechnology to solve agricultural, health and environmental challenges

It is morning time, we are in a hotel based at the center of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, ...
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Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations

This is the third in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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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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Viewpoint: Why the USDA decided not to over-regulate CRISPR crops—and what it means for agriculture’s future

On 28 March, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that “USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could ...
nigeria

Viewpoint: Will the crop biotechnology revolution pass Nigeria by?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating a new era, fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds. Breakthroughs in different fields ...
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How ‘open source’ seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds ...
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Why a global decline in genetic crop variety matters for the future of food

Preserving the genetic diversity of edible plants could help us develop new crop varieties, with useful traits such as drought ...
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Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains ...
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Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

IITA scientists: GMOs could help fend off nematode crop pests in Africa, but educating policymakers and public about the benefits ...
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Talking Biotech: TALEN gene editing to make more nutritious food crops

Calyxt's Dan Voytas: Using TALEN gene editing to create soybeans with healthier oil, high fiber wheat and canola with lower ...
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Viewpoint: Should US be subsidizing organic farming when label seems increasingly meaningless?

Congress is considering tripling the budget for the USDA's organics program. Should we be asking for more answers from regulators ...
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Creating ‘super wheat’: Genetic modification supercharges photosynthesis

A growing global food demand is challenged by the problem of limited crop-growing space. Could GMO-edited wheat meet this need ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Blistering’ USDA organic report suggests ‘movement’ needs major reforms

The USDA report detailing poor oversight by the agency’s National Organic Program challenges the belief that consumers can trust organic ...
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Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice

The newest generation of genetically engineered crops, using CRISPR gene editing, can help farmers fight pests with only minimal changes ...
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20-year GMO report card: Biotech shrinks ag’s ecological impact, increased farm income $167 billion

Genetic modification has had a dramatic impact on crop production, agricultural sustainability and the economics of farming, in the 26 ...
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Farms are not like Eden: The case for aggressive human intervention in agriculture

Farming is controlling nature for our own purposes. There is no utopian state. We should stop trying to restore, recover, ...
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Did you hear about the GMO that almost destroyed all life?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all plant life on the planet. But what's the real ...
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Is the organic farming yield gap a sustainability gap too? New study argues for cooperation

Organic farming can't match conventional's yields. But if the acrimony could end, farmers now pitted against one another could crossbreed ...
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Anti-GMO Mexican activists target biotech researchers with bomb attacks

A new Mexican pro-GMO organization was the target of bombing attacks, suggesting an escalating level of aggression from GMO opponents ...
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