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Can the gene editing technology known as CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

CRISPR “could be such an amazing tool if we are respectful [and] responsible and use it properly.” ...
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COVID pandemic illustrates how seed banks help combat hunger in times of crisis

In our daily search for pasta and flour, not to mention toilet paper, we are now learning the hard way ...
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Viewpoint: COVID-19 food shortages—Why the pandemic is a warning to embrace agricultural technology

The question worth asking is this: will we learn from this trying experience and embrace agricultural technology to build a ...
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Restricting trade to clamp down on coronavirus may lead to food shortages

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, fears of a deep global recession are mounting. Some also fear that food supplies ...
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Low-toxicity pesticide tricks fungi into ‘committing suicide’, safeguarding key food crops from disease

Pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security. Currently, we protect our crops against fungal disease ...
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Podcast: Science writer Michael Specter on what you should know about the coronavirus, food security and GMOs

Science writer, New Yorker contributor and author of the book Denialism Michael Specter joins Felix Salmon on the Slate Money ...
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Responsible use of biotech crops can help feed 800 million-plus chronically undernourished people

In 2018, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 821.6 million, up ...
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Mozambique sees GMO crops as way to reduce poverty, achieve food security

Mozambique is exploring the use of biotech crops to boost food security following its successful field trials of genetically modified ...
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African swine fever decimates global pork production. Can a genetically engineered vaccine stop it?

In the fall of 2017, a year before an unfamiliar virus captured the world’s attention with an explosive outbreak in ...
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Virus-resistant tilapia could help safeguard critical food source, preserve $10 billion fishing industry

Resistance to a deadly disease that is affecting the second most farmed fish in the world has been found to ...
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GMOs, biosensors and biopreservation: Tools that can fight global hunger by reducing food spoilage

We're feeding an ever-increasing number of people. Getting the rest of the way by 2030 will require every innovation we ...
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Podcast: Wild plants help protect key food crops from climate change, disease

Call it a tale of science and derring-do. An international team of researchers has spent six years fanning across the ...
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Post-Green Revolution study: Projected crop yields unable to feed the world by 2050, we need GMOs, gene editing and other ‘genetic strategies’

The current trajectory for crop yields is insufficient to nourish the world’s population by 2050. Greater and more consistent crop ...
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Viewpoint: Developing countries need GMO, gene-edited crops to solve food security challenges

With a ballooning population and climate change, genetic engineering is needed now more than ever ...
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Podcast: Plant diseases destroy $220 billion worth of crops annually. Meet the scientists fighting to protect our food supply

Looking at the massive selection of goods available in US grocery stores, most consumers likely don't realize just how hard ...
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12 technologies that will help feed 9 billion people without wrecking the planet

There is a big challenge not just to produce food in a more sustainable way for the sake of our ...
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Flood-tolerant crops could survive intense rainfall as climate change accelerates

Global warming has resulted not only in increased incidences of drought and heatwaves but also increased rainfall which brings higher ...
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Nigerian farmer: ‘Give us the chance to use agricultural biotech’

African farmers must be given the opportunity to use genetically modified (GM) seeds as the sure way to enhance agricultural ...
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African media urged to consider ‘national interest’ in reporting on GMOs

Journalists and scientists are urging African media to consider the “national interest” when reporting on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to ...
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Viewpoint: We need GMO, CRISPR-edited crops to help feed 10 billion people

If we want to feed 10 billion people by 2050, in a world beset by rising temperatures and scarcer water ...
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Farming without pesticides could double crop losses, boost global food prices, UK economist warns

The average UK family grocery bill could increase by more than [$977] over the course of a year without the ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement’s romanticized notions of ‘natural food’ won’t solve global nutrition challenges

Food science and farm technologies today provide Americans with an unprecedented abundance of safe, healthy and nutritious food. Yet, consumers ...
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Crops engineered to stay green longer could produce more food for growing global population

A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the ...
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1/3 of the world’s soil is degraded. But technology can bring our farmland ‘back to life’

In Iowa they call it “black gold” – a fertile blanket covering the landlocked Midwestern state. Thousands of years of ...
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Global farming trends put pollinators at risk, threaten food security, study claims

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop ...
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More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with zero genetically modified ingredients contain genes—and why that matters

More than a third of Americans think that only GMO foods contain genes. Even worse--people aren't looking to scientists to ...
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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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Declining diversity of sorghum, world’s fifth most important cereal crop, could threaten Africa’s food security

The diversity of the crop Sorghum, a cereal used to make alcoholic drinks, has been decreasing over time due to ...