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Insect extinctions happen every day, studies suggest, threatening food security and ecosystem functions

Humanity is pushing many ecosystems beyond recovery. As a consequence, unquantified and unquantifiable insect extinctions are happening every day. Two ...
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Viewpoint: Historical opposition to tractors in farming mirrors modern campaign against GMO crops

[T]ractors made farm work more efficient and lowered food prices, but they also drove many farmers out of business. Farms ...
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Viewpoint: After years of bashing agriculture and GMOs, Chipotle reverses course with ‘Cultivate the Future of Farming’ campaign

Given Chipotle's past cozy relationship with organic food marketers, this seems more like a marketing stunt ...
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Five ways CRISPR plants can combat climate change

Plants occupy a unique nexus when it comes to climate change. On the one hand, they can help prevent climate ...
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Agriculture companies accelerate biopesticide development amid consumer pressure for less chemical-intensive farming

Agribusiness is increasingly turning to natural and sustainable alternatives to chemicals as consumers rebuff genetically modified foods and concerns grow ...
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Viewpoint: Confused about GMOs and pesticides? Here’s a science-based handbook for combating anti-biotech fallacies

The risk posed by junk science meant to skew our perception of food safety and biotechnology cannot be overstated ...
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Consumers love technology, survey shows—but not when it comes to GMOs and farming

Technology in agriculture is how we’ll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm ...
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Viewpoint: Conventional, organic farmers risk alienating consumers by ‘trashing’ each other’s products

I once rescued a car from a mechanic who was pushing much unnecessary “repair” work. The ethical mechanic I took ...
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Meet ‘Tom’: The weed-spotting robot that could slash blanket herbicide spraying

A National Trust estate farm has brought in a robot called Tom to map its weeds. The robot’s mapping capability ...
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‘The Martian’: More science than fiction? Crops could grow in space, study suggests

Whoever is going to survive on the Moon and Mars is going to have to eat. There’s just one problem ...
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Where’d pineapple come from? Study explores the evolution of an ever-popular tropical fruit

Researchers have now gained new insights on how human agriculture helped shape the evolution of pineapple. Led by University of ...
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Weed-pulling robots are here. Can they eliminate chemical herbicides?

Early this year, 85-year-old Bonipak Produce unleashed an orange, 8,000-pound autonomous robot upon its California vegetable fields. It was one ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement hinders progress toward equity, health, sustainability

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Viewpoint: Processed food does not necessarily mean it’s unhealthy—the science behind an essential but misunderstood technology

You are you and I am me because of processed foods, because our ancestors learned how to cook meat and make bread and, perhaps ...
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AI could help farmers cut weather-related crop losses by 25% as global food demand soars

The AI in agriculture market was valued at USD 600 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 2.6 ...
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Podcast: Food 5.0—GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik

The high efficiency of modern agriculture has a downside: most consumers don't know the first thing about farming ...
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South African farmer: Glyphosate ban would send agriculture back to the ‘Stone Age’

When I first heard about the activists who want to take away crop-protection products from African farmers like me, I ...
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Some farmers earn more money defending GMOs on YouTube than they do growing food

It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers use glyphosate to grow healthy crops, not because ‘Big Ag’ makes them

Until the public sees agriculture and the agricultural landscape for what it is and quits calling a circle a square, ...
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Podcast: As more US farmers retire, here’s how to recruit a new generation of growers to feed us

Is farming for the aging? While Paul McCartney ponders, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when ...
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Widespread plastic use in organic farming raises tough sustainability questions

Plastic is under attack these days for the environmental problems it causes. But sustainability-minded shoppers might not be aware that ...
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Podcast: How biotech, big data and robotics help farmers grow more food on less land

While technology is exploding in all areas of life, it has been slow to reach agriculture. Many old, unsustainable farming ...
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As consumers become more and more detached from farming, ignorance about modern agriculture and GMOs grows

“Any farm is completely artificial. Even with organic farms, you strip away all the native vegetation,” says Pamela Ronald, a ...
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Afraid of GMOs? Thousands of studies, strict regulations show there’s nothing to fear, farmer says

GMOs have been widely misunderstood. People are concerned about their health and the environment (and they should be worried about ...
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Viewpoint: Let’s change how we farm and eat to stop ‘climate breakdown’

My spirits have been lifted by Greta Thunberg, the school climate strikers, Extinction Rebellion, and – perhaps most strikingly – ...
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Viewpoint: Regulators should embrace the Vatican’s decade-old endorsement of GMOs

If only legislators and regulators would “get religion" and take the Pontifical Academy’s decade-old recommendations to heart ...
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Ghana farmer groups demand accelerated approval of GMO crops

Farmer groups in Ghana are asking the government to speed up the process of commercializing genetically modified (GM) crops as ...
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