US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

[The US] sugar beet industry is flipping the narrative, capitalizing on what was once its Achilles heel — its universal ...
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European countries can ban pesticides even if approved by EU, continent’s highest court rules

Europe’s highest court [European Court of Justice, ECJ] has concluded that member states have the right to ban pesticides even ...
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‘Farmers aren’t stupid.’ If ‘regenerative agriculture’ worked, they’d embrace it, New Zealand dairy scientist says

This is a call to make it clear that what is being suggested by environmentalists will limit our ability to ...
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Growing GMO crops in national wildlife refuges a boon for the environment, biologists say

The path has been cleared for genetically engineered crops, called GECs, to be used again on national wildlife refuges in ...
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Monarch butterflies avoid pesticide-treated milkweed to limit chemical exposure

Hundreds of recent studies have voiced concern over the negative impacts of non‐target pesticides on pollinator health. However, pesticide loads ...
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How do you make meat without animals? The 5-step ‘recipe’ for a lab-grown, cell-based burger

Cultured meat, lab grown meat, cell based meat, clean meat, and cultivated meat are all terms used to describe meat ...
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How tech-driven, ‘eco-rational’ environmentalism can help solve the world’s problems

Few of us are committed to having an evidence-based worldview — it’s truly hard to do. We have to remain ...
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Sustainability report questions Beyond Meat’s environmental benefits, but is it a fair analysis?

Beyond Meat is lacking in environmental impact disclosures when compared to conventional meat giants Hormel and Tyson Foods, according to ...
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Why grow GMOs? Over 23 years, biotech crops boosted farm income $225 billion, cut pesticide use and slashed carbon emissions

Farmers who grow biotech crops have earned an additional $225 billion and greatly reduced agriculture's contribution to climate change, according ...
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Viewpoint: Activist opposition to GMOs fueled by an ‘extremist’ vision of nature

We would like to take the opportunity on #Worldenvironmentday to come back to a problem we have been thinking about ...
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Animal-free ice cream maker Perfect Day eyes launch of lab-made milk and mozzarella cheese

As many investments, new products and R&D have been slowed down in recent months, Perfect Day is continuing to grow ...
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Consumer pesticide fears spur chemical giant Syngenta to develop more eco-friendly farm technologies

Conventional pesticide makers including Syngenta and Bayer AG have been under pressure in recent years over their products’ impact on ...
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GMO cotton that makes its own colors could eliminate need for chemical textile dyes

[Colored cotton plants] are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibers that will hopefully ...
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Viewpoint: How organic farming exploits consumer demand for ‘authenticity’

Seeking 'authenticity' is fine -- unless it deprives you of something beneficial ...
As rising oceans encroach on arable land, gene editing, floating farms may help feed the world

As rising oceans encroach on arable land, gene editing, floating farms may help feed the world

A soil biologist and co-director of the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food, [Duncan] Cameron had long known that ...
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Infographic: Five GMOs account for 99 percent of the global biotech crop area

In 2018, a total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops — 26 countries planted and 44 additional countries imported. Of ...
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Plant scientists want New Zealand to fact check ‘mythology’ surrounding regenerative farming

Two prominent plant science academics have called for the establishment of an expert panel of scientists to review claims made ...
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Next food revolution: Will synthetic proteins eliminate animals as food?

The impact of this disruption on industrial animal farming will be profound ...
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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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