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Viewpoint: Why grow GMOs? To prevent cancer, pesticide poisoning and farmer suicides

Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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Biotech experts push back after week-long protest to block Philippines Golden Rice approval

Golden Rice is any rice variety that has been genetically modified to include two genes (from maize and soil bacteria) ...
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In effort to block Philippines’ GMO Golden Rice, activists falsely link nutrition-enhanced staple to COVID

Anti-biotech groups in the Philippines are trying to link the COVID-19 pandemic to Golden Rice as part of a week-long ...
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Low-hanging fruit: How the first generation of GMO crops yielded massive economic and environmental benefits

There are still no widely available GM varieties of either wheat or rice, the second and third most widely grown ...
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Viewpoint: Developing countries begin rejecting anti-GMO ‘fearmongering’ to reap benefits of biofortified crops

Gene and genome editing for crops has been presented as a reasonable solution to create healthier, more plentiful food but ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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Biofortification from Golden Rice and other biotech crops could help cut $3.5 trillion lost annually to malnutrition

Over two billion people worldwide continue to suffer from hidden hunger, or the lack of essential micronutrients, which impairs the ...
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GMO Golden Rice meets safety standards set by Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, assessment shows

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) persists as a major public health nutrition problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Severe ...
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Viewpoint: “On the wrong side of humanity and science”, Greenpeace Philippines launches last gasp effort to derail GMO Golden Rice approval

The time has come for all parties to embrace this humanitarian innovation ...
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Viewpoint: At least 200,000 people die every year GMO Golden Rice is kept off the market

This is not a story of incompetence and ignorance, but of an antediluvian hostility to science and technology ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Greenpeace opposition to Golden Rice approval will be ‘enduring stain’ on activist group’s reputation

[T]he Philippines have just approved Golden Rice as safe for human and animal consumption .... The Philippines is the first ...
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Anti-GMO groups in the Philippines launch campaign challenging Golden Rice approval

The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) condemned [Dec. 19] the approval of the genetically-modified crop [Golden ...
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Philippines is first! Long-delayed Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice greenlighted, bucking activist opposition

The fortified food addresses vitamin A deficiency, which kills an estimated 670,000 children each year ...
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Golden Rice inventors: ‘Why our life-saving GMO crop is still not getting to the impoverished people who need it’

Until science-based policy overrules a smear campaign against Golden Rice, VAD-induced death and blindness will continue ...
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Philippines approves nutritionally-enhanced GMO Golden Rice for human consumption

After rigorous biosafety assessment, Golden Rice “has been found to be as safe as conventional rice" by the Philippine Department ...
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Golden Rice approval in Bangladesh hits temporary snag but approval in early 2020 and planting by 2021 on track

Golden Rice was developed almost two decades ago by biologists Prof Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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Bangladesh GMO Golden Rice approval was expected in November, but regulatory hurdles remain

Soon. That has long been scientists' answer when asked about the approval of Golden Rice, a genetically modified (GM) crop ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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Food safety officials reject Golden Rice-cancer link as Philippines inches toward commercializing the GMO crop

GOLDEN RICE, developed by biotechnologists to address Vitamin A deficiency, is still in the process of completing field trials before ...
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Bangladesh could approve GMO Golden Rice in November 2019—after 10-year delay caused by regulation, activism

By [November 15], Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making ...
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Golden Rice: The GMO crop loved by humanitarians, opposed by Greenpeace

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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GMO Golden Rice lauded as one of the most important research projects over the past 50 years

The Golden Rice humanitarian project has been recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) as one of the Most Influential Projects ...
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How misguided regulation has 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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Viewpoint: Golden Rice—how ‘stultifying overregulation, fear and hostility’ kept a GMO superfood off the market

The superfood thus seemed to have everything going for it: It would be the basis for a sea change in ...
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‘GMOs are banned in Europe’ and 3 other popular biotech crop myths busted

“What do you wish people knew about GMOs that would completely surprise them?" ...
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How the quest to bake a better banana bread helps us understand GMOs

A simple analogy can help explain how genetic modification works ...
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No ‘meaningful difference’ between GMO golden rice and conventional counterpart, except for boosted beta-carotene levels, study confirms

Compositional analyses were performed on samples of rice grain, straw, and derived bran obtained from golden rice event GR2E and ...
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