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Viewpoint: ‘Eat local’ builds community spirit, but it won’t stop climate change

Dissatisfied with the United States’ wasteful and planet-degrading food system, San Franciscan food activists Jessica Prentice and Sage Van Wing ...
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Environmental factors can’t be blamed for rising autism rates, study says

The relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to autism and traits of the condition have held steady over multiple ...
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Biotech rice cuts pesticide and energy use compared to non-GMO counterpart, study finds

The release of environmental emissions, which partly emanates from the application of chemical inputs, is a major global concern. Planting ...
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Plant ‘probiotics’: Feeding crops good bacteria may prevent pest damage without chemicals

Scientists have developed plant ‘probiotics’ that help fight disease without the use of expensive pesticides. UK researchers say beneficial bacteria ...
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Podcast: Fungi destroy $60 billion worth of food each year. Are natural biopesticides the answer?

Food waste plagues both farmers and consumers. Americans throw out much of what we buy at the grocery store—roughly 133 ...
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Coffee of the future? Lab-made ‘molecular’ version might feed the world’s caffeine habit while sparing the environment

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many shifts in how we eat, but our collective coffee habit remains strong. As ...
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Agriculture is ‘ecocide’? Third-generation farmer takes on environmental objections to modern food production

When times are tough and people are struggling, we tend to look for someone to blame. The op-ed “Link between ...
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EU could make 25% of its farmland organic by 2030 to combat biodiversity loss

The EU could set a target of one-quarter of agricultural land in Europe to be farmed organically by 2030, with ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug saved millions of lives, would his critics prefer he hadn’t?

Norman Borlaug is perhaps the most important person in human history whose name and legacy remain largely unknown. A hero ...
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Consumers may pay more for lab-grown meat once told about its perceived benefits

A study at Maastricht University claims people are prepared to pay more for lab-grown meat after being told of its ...
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Bugpocalypse? New research challenges widely publicized claims of impending catastrophic insect declines

Drastic declines in insect biomass, abundance, and diversity reported in the literature have raised concerns among scientists and the public ...
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Puff piece: Lab-made ‘Incredible Cotton’ may grow 10 times faster and cut environmental impact of the traditional crop

You might call this a puff piece, because it’s about cotton that’s just as fluffy but more sustainable than the ...
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Can we meet global food demand using conventional, intensive agriculture without sacrificing the environment?

The expansion of farmlands to meet the growing food demand of the world’s ever expanding population places a heavy burden ...
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Cellular agriculture could replace some of the 270 million dairy cows needed to produce milk

Worldwide demand for milk is continually increasing in response to a range of factors, including global population growth and changing ...
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With consumers still fearful of synthetic chemicals, biotech firms spend billions on biopesticide development

Major players like Bayer and start-up companies are spending billions to identify fungi, bacteria and organic compounds in plants that ...
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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—An oversold sustainability solution to climate change?

Over the past six months, major food companies, like General Mills, Danone North America, Kellogg, and others, have launched efforts ...
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Can we immunize our food supply the same way we combat deadly diseases with vaccines?

In 16th century China, physicians found that inoculating healthy individuals with pus or dried scabs from someone infected with smallpox, ...
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Existing research may downplay environmental benefits of organic farming, new study claims

The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used method of analysis often tends ...
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Ancient plant genes could increase food production without added fertilizer use, mitigating deadly algal blooms

Some 500 million years ago -- when our continents were connected in a single land mass and most life existed ...
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Greenpeace proposes law to cut EU meat consumption 80% by 2050, to just three burgers per week

The world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, recommends that in 2050, people should be consuming a maximum of 300 grams ...
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Plant-based breakfast sausage is here. Beyond Meat scientists explain how it’s made

The Beyond Breakfast Sausage will be on grocery store shelves towards the end of March at ACME, Albertsons, Vons, Whole ...
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Plant-based meat industry start-up Daring targeting chicken-free ‘chicken’, the world’s favorite protein

Daring is an imitation chicken, which replicates the taste and texture of the familiar fowl, and which is targeted specifically ...
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Viewpoint: How New Zealand’s biotech ‘science deniers’ hinder effort to fight climate change with GMO ryegrass

Methane abatement efforts are important. Let's get the reporting right ...
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Viewpoint: We can sustainably feed 10 billion people. Here’s how CRISPR and GMO crops can help

If adopted widely, genetic engineering will bring us closer to meeting the EAT-Lancet dietary targets ...
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Expert answers to 11 questions about Beyond Burgers, Impossible Whoppers and other plant-based meats

Bruce Friedrich is cofounder and executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), an international non-profit organization that .... is ...
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Climate change could increase productive farmland more than 30%—and boost carbon emissions 177 gigatons

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse gas emissions ...
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Vertical farms, lab-grown meat: The sustainable future of food, or ‘wishful thinking’?

Farmers have grown food in roughly the same way for thousands of years .... Now, entrepreneurs say they have a ...
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