Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall during the last few decades, many consumers are still worried about pesticides ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
Pesticides and Food: It's not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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How do you make ice cream without animals? Train fungi to ‘act like cows’

The food company Perfect Day has found a way to replicate whey—a milk protein that’s partially responsible for dairy’s creamy ...
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Engineering soil bacteria could help develop enhanced, ‘non-GMO’ crops for Europe

Plant breeding – a method of selecting plants from a group that have the desired properties – is central to ...
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Genetic engineering reveals how Venus flytrap spots prey, shedding light on plant’s short-term ‘memory’

A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, ...
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Biotechnology timeline: Humans have manipulated genes since the ‘dawn of civilization’

The history of biotechnology shows how humans have been manipulating nature for our benefit for a long time—and how modern ...
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Lab-made breast milk could ‘spell trouble’ for $45-billion infant formula industry

It won’t be easy to cell-culture breast milk in the lab. But early results are promising enough to spell trouble ...
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Genetic engineering key to developing COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists throughout the world are engaged in a herculean effort to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus that has ...
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Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
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11 things to know about genetic engineering, including how it’s helping us fight disease

What are some interesting facts about genetic engineering, and why it is important? … Genetically engineered things are actually all ...
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Regulation and anti-GMO activism: Roadblocks on the way to saving the American chestnut tree

In traditional plant breeding .... farmers .... cross varieties with desired traits .... and select promising mixtures for sought-after qualities ...
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Plant virus that combats fungal pathogens may yield low-cost COVID-19 vaccine

A variety of scientists worldwide are changing their primary research focus these days with the aim to bring solutions for ...
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Gene from grass-dwelling fungus may help safeguard global wheat production against deadly disease

Wheat scab hits farmers with a double punch. The fungal disease, also known as Fusarium head blight, shrivels grain and ...
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Nutrient-fortified, drought-tolerant chickpea could provide sustainable protein source for India

Chickpea is a major source of protein for the people in India. It is grown mainly in semi-arid regions during ...
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Biotech sugar substitute that improves gut health could be coming soon

Cuba's Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced it has developed a biotech sweetener that the country can sell ...
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Can we engineer soldiers to be immune to chemical attacks?

Despite international bans, some countries, such as Syria, use deadly nerve agents against enemy soldiers and civilians. Existing treatments for these ...
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Mosquitoes engineered to resist dengue could become gene drive weapon against the deadly disease

Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that ...
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Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies in their own ways ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: How genetic engineering could help us live longer

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic ...
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CRISPR crops, precision medicine could fuel 17.2% annual growth in North American gene-editing research

"The growth of the genome editing market is primarily attributed to the rise in the production of genetically modified crops ...
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Viewpoint: Documentary ‘Modified’ peddles falsehoods about GMOs, pesticides and ‘corporate control’ of food

"Modified” is an elaborate lie about genetic engineering ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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