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Viewpoint: ‘Onerous’ regulations exacerbate consumer fear of gene-edited crops

....[T]he use of genetic engineering and gene editing to develop new crop varieties is well understood by the scientific community ...
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Facing disease crisis, Ugandan farmers say they’ll illegally grow GMO cassava to feed their families, increase yields

Cassava is one of the most important food crops in the Africa, a primary component of the rural economy. It ...
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Viewpoint: GMO skeptics abuse UN Biodiversity Conference to promote anti-biotech agenda

Countless people continue to suffer and die needlessly as a result of the arbitrary and unscientific restrictions forged at the ...
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USDA relaxed its GMO, gene-edited crop rules—but not enough to foster biotech innovation

USDA's SECURE rule fails to move beyond process-based regulation ...
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Landmark approval of GMO Bt insect-resistant cowpea leads Nigeria toward sustainable farming

Cowpea is an incredibly important source of protein for millions of people across Africa. In December 2019, Nigeria approved the ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug knew technology could fight hunger. In the biotech age, we ignore his wisdom at our peril

Borlaug’s brilliant insights were double-cropping and dwarfing, his incredible focus and hard work are a matter of record, and then ...
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Book review: Sheldon Krimsky’s ‘GMOs Decoded’ cherry-picks data to spur fear of biotech crops

Judith Heimann reviews “GMOs Decoded: A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods,” by Sheldon Krimsky ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus ‘antidote’ from recovered patient blood? Did the virus escape from a lab? Anti-science activism causes needless harm

While political leaders and scientists speculate that coronavirus is beginning to loosen its grip on the world, hospitals are considering ...
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Will CRISPR spawn a new wave of crop biotech innovation despite regulatory hurdles?

The fact that gene-edited crops can be indistinguishable at the molecular level from those that occur in nature or are ...
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Next-generation gene-editing technology: Path to a second Green Revolution?

Might gene-editing facilitate the task of generating and identifying yield-enhancing genetic variation? ...
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Viewpoint: How consumer fear and misguided regulation limit the progress of crop biotechnology

There is a profound disconnect between the modern science of crop improvement and the farmer ...
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51% of Americans say GMO-derived food is unhealthy, 59% know very little about it, Pew survey shows

Americans have mixed views about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their implications for society. About half of U.S. adults (51%) ...
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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: Absolute opposition to GMOs, gene edited crops and pesticides threatens food security and harms the environment

Every time an outspoken pundit calls GMOs categorically unsafe it undermines decades of past and in-progress scientific research and reminds ...
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If Africa adopts biotech crops, will anti-GMO Europe retaliate against the continent’s most important trading partner?

How would Europe react if GMO crops became commonplace in Africa? ...
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Genetically modified mosquitoes are a small price to pay for malaria eradication

Will opponents of gene engineering deny prevention to suffering families? ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Does Big Ag control farmers through seeds patents? Farmers don’t think so.

Farmers have a wide range of choices for seeds, including conventional and GMO. And most, for economic and performance rather ...
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3 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Here is the evidence to put these misconceptions to rest ...
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Africa edging toward greater acceptance of genetically engineered crops

Many African nations are increasingly listening to the scientific community rather than vocal opponents of GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: Like it or not, technology is what gives us the crops that we eat

The “natural narrative” on food packaging is a complete fiction ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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Many people are confused and concerned about human gene editing. They might just need a ‘better understanding’ of how it works

Genome editing has struck a public nerve in a more profound way than most new medical technologies ...
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New biotech crop-breeding technologies struggle for traction across much of Africa

"Multinational companies from the developed world don’t want any scientific progress going on in Africa," says Ugandan researcher ...
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Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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Embracing biotech crops and why Nigeria’s GMO fight is far from over

In July, Nigeria took a significant step down the biotech road by approving its first commercially available GMO crop, offering ...
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Viewpoint: Nigeria must rely on science to find its way through the GMO debate

The global evolution in science has lead to the emergence and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in some parts of the ...
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