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Florida sees increase in dengue fever cases while regulators mull GMO gene drive mosquito release

Antibody testing in the Key Largo area has identified another 11 cases of dengue fever, bringing the total this year ...
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GMO mosquitoes set for Florida release during first Dengue fever outbreak in 10 years

The Florida Keys is experiencing its first outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease Dengue fever in 10 years.The Florida Department of ...
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EPA approves GM mosquito trial in Florida Keys to combat zika virus and dengue fever

A plan to test genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys has received approval from the federal government. For more ...
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Plagued by citrus greening disease, US citrus production down more than 50% since mid-1990s

The United States remains one of the world’s top citrus-producing nations, trailing only Brazil and China in annual production. However, ...
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Alternative treatments for opioid addiction? Florida doctors forced to endorse chiropractic, acupuncture, massage

Billed as an effort to combat the opioid crisis, a new Florida law requires physicians and other healthcare practitioners to endorse ...
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Citrus Greening bacteria finally grown in the lab—key ‘first step’ to saving Florida’s orange industry

Washington State University researchers have for the first time grown the bacteria in a laboratory that causes Citrus Greening Disease, ...
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How a genetically altered virus could save Florida’s decimated orange industry from citrus greening disease

In the early 1970s there was a ubiquitous television ad promoting Florida orange juice including the line, "a day without orange juice ...
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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

Huanglongbing, or HLB, is the Chinese term for the Yellow Dragon Disease–usually referred to as citrus greening.  The disease first ...
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California towns fear arrival of citrus greening disease now threatening Florida’s orange industry

It may be only a matter of time until a deadly and incurable citrus disease sweeps through Ventura County’s agricultural ...
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Viewpoint: GMO trees could save America’s ‘decimated’ citrus industry from bacterial ‘plague’

Farmers in the major U.S. citrus-producing regions—Florida, California, Texas and Arizona, in particular—are facing a plague of epic proportions. Oranges ...
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Plan to battle citrus greening disease in Florida with antibiotics sparks backlash from activists, some scientists

In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another ...
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Video: Striving to save Florida’s struggling citrus industry with GMOs

Scientists are making progress toward breeding new citrus trees that better tolerate infection by the fatal bacterial disease citrus greening ...
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Disease-resistant GMO tomato that could eliminate need for copper pesticides blocked by public fears

Field trials have shown that a disease-resistant GMO tomato variety eliminates the need for copper pesticides that pollute soil and ...