Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed

Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed

In the midst of a ferocious debate over the future of biotechnology in Latin America, the Peruvian Congress recently extended ...
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Pandemic food shortages could boost Ghana’s acceptance of insect-resistant GM Bt cowpea

The Covid-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
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Viewpoint: ‘More marketing than science’—Why the case against GM crops is built on misinformation

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit better known for rating cars and dishwashers, wrote about GMOs in its 2014 article “Where GMOs ...
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Europe’s current GM crop rules only ‘partially applicable’ to CRISPR plants, EU Food Safety Authority finds

The European Commission requested the EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to assess whether section 4 (hazard identification) and ...
Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID 'deniers'? Plant burgers don't cause 'man boobs.' GMOs and terrorism

Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID ‘deniers’? Plant burgers don’t cause ‘man boobs.’ GMOs and terrorism

If you oppose lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID, are you a science denier, a covidiot? Potentially dangerous genetically ...
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GM Golden Rice commercialization in Philippines ‘far from reality,’ may be delayed until 2023

At a virtual news briefing on [Nov. 23], PhilRice Healthier Rice Project Leader Dr. Renante L. Ordonio said everyone has ...
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German Greens compromise on support for CRISPR crops, remain ‘the party of precaution’

The Greens are debating a new policy program .... Many conflicts were resolved in advance, but on the subject of ...
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Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing

After two decades as "the center" of GMO skepticism, it seems the EU may be ready to acknowledge the benefits ...
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German Greens’ anti-GMO consensus may ‘shatter’ as 160 scientists urge party to endorse crop gene editing

The carefully organized unity of the Greens [on genetic engineering] is breaking up. The party threatens to relapse into a ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s ‘lax’ gene-editing regulations could hurt consumer acceptance of CRISPR crops

Researchers at North Carolina State University call for a coalition of biotech industry, government and non-government organizations, trade organizations, and ...
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Podcast: GM salmon coming soon? Food ingredients you can’t pronounce are safe; Monsanto patent lawsuit myths

Monsanto never sued farmers because their fields were accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seed. AquaBounty's genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon ...
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Viewpoint: How postmodernism birthed Europe’s anti-GMO movement

Tounderstand why Europe is restricting the use of some technologies, while the United States are not following the same path ...
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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups exploit COVID to block access to biotech crops

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our lives in so many ways, including diminished social contact, disrupted ...
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48% of people globally say GM crops ‘unsafe to eat,’ Pew survey shows

A 20-public median of 48% say genetically modified, or GM, foods are unsafe to eat, while a much smaller median ...
Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Scientists in Africa are calling on their governments to ensure the continent isn’t left behind as gene editing revolutionizes food ...
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Podcast: One couple’s journey to vaccine skepticism; Partisan COVID science; Neophobia and GMOs

How do well-meaning, educated parents become vaccine skeptics? One hypothetical couple's journey may shed light on the process. Some scientists ...
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AquaBounty ‘on track’ to sell GM salmon by year’s end, despite court ruling calling for more environmental impact data

The FDA should have given more consideration to the risks genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon posed to wild populations before approving ...
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David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...
Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India's farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India’s farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Insect-resistant Bt cotton has been the subject of controversial debates for many years. Bt cotton is one of the few ...
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‘If you have no food, you have hunger’: Why one Nigerian biotech scientist breeds drought-tolerant and biofortified corn

Nigerian scientist Dr. Sylvester Oikeh has long used his research prowess to advance healthy crops for humanitarian purposes. His motivation ...
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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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How needless precaution kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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Judge orders FDA to assess potential impact of escaped GM AquAdvantage salmon on wild fish

The Food and Drug Administration must evaluate the risks posed if genetically engineered salmon escape into the wild, a federal ...
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Using GM crops to safely feed more people is a ‘no brainer,’ plant scientist says

Whether drought, disease, or simply increasing the efficiency of crops, [Borglaug Institute director Elsa] Murano and her colleagues work every ...
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COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GM cowpea

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
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Gene-edited chrysanthemums illustrate how to prevent gene flow from GM plants to wild relatives

Researchers from Fukui Prefectural University and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Japan reported simultaneous TALEN-mediated knockout of chrysanthemum ...
Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Kenya has taken a major step toward increasing its food and animal feed production, while reducing pesticide use, by planting ...