GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

GMOs in the Philippines: Field trials confirm Bt eggplant highly resistant to pest attack

[Eggplant fruit and shoot borers are] responsible for the yield loss of up to 80% of eggplant farming in the ...
Developing countries grow more GM crops than their industrial counterparts

Developing countries grow more GM crops than their industrial counterparts

Developing countries continued to plant more biotech crops in 2019, according to the ISAAA report on the Global Status of Commercialized ...
No access to GM, insect-resistant eggplant costs the Philippines $634 million annually

No access to GM, insect-resistant eggplant costs the Philippines $634 million annually

[Philippine eggplant crops suffer] tremendous damage from the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB), its major pest. The Bt eggplant ...
GM Golden Rice could provide 30% to 50% of daily vitamin A needed to combat deadly nutrient deficiency, study shows

GM Golden Rice could provide 30% to 50% of daily vitamin A needed to combat deadly nutrient deficiency, study shows

A team of scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and Bangladesh Rice Research ...
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
Why do we need gene-edited crops? To make farming more sustainable

Why do we need gene-edited crops? To make farming more sustainable

Crop improvement has been one of the main targets in research due to the rapid increase of world population. Crop ...
Genetic engineering could immunize bananas against deadly Fusarium wilt without cutting crop yields

Genetic engineering could immunize bananas against deadly Fusarium wilt without cutting crop yields

Bananas are one of the most important crops in developing countries and their industry is constantly under threat due to ...
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Nitrogen-efficient rice could preserve crop yields while cutting environmental impact of fertilizer

Nitrogen fertilizer has an indispensable role in increasing crop yields, but on the other hand, it creates a severe threat ...
Saltwater algae genes could help engineer plants that survive in regions with high water salinity

Saltwater algae genes could help engineer plants that survive in regions with high water salinity

Researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), have uncovered ...
CRISPR gene editing could boost protein in plants and help produce more vegetable oil

CRISPR gene editing could boost protein in plants and help produce more vegetable oil

Plants synthesize fatty acids in their leaves by using light. Prof. [Jay] Thelen and his team used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas-9 to ...
Could heart-healthy soybean oil pave the way for more gene-edited, biofortified foods?

Could heart-healthy soybean oil pave the way for more gene-edited, biofortified foods?

Transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) have been successfully used to develop premium quality high-oleic soybean oil from gene-edited soybean plants. The ...
GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

In the long run, [a new line of drought-tolerant] transgenic chickpea can contribute to the decrease of annual chickpea yield ...
USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

USDA green lights high-yield, herbicide-resistant GM corn variety, finding it unlikely to pose a plant pest risk

The Notice in the Federal Register states that APHIS is advising the public that the genetically engineered corn variety DP202216 is no ...
Ghana recognizes crop biotech as ‘vital tool’ in food security battle

Ghana recognizes crop biotech as ‘vital tool’ in food security battle

Ghana continues to be open for import of GM crops, with no restrictions to feed and feed products from other regions ...
Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia green lights Bayer’s herbicide-tolerant GM cotton, finding no risk to human health or the environment

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license in response to application DIR 173 from Monsanto ...
Philippines' major eggplant-producing provinces back insect-resistant Bt GM brinjal approval

Philippines’ major eggplant-producing provinces back insect-resistant Bt GM brinjal approval

Eggplants are susceptible to the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB), a pest that causes around 70-80% yield loss annually ...
CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

An international team of experts used CRISPR-Cas9 to elucidate the heat tolerance of a coral in the Great Barrier Reef ...
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Kenyan farmers could plant GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton by November, boosting $500 million textile industry

Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Ms. Betty Maina said farmers should expect to plant Bt cotton by November ...
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Giving GM crops fair shot: Cultural cognition theory opens consumer minds

Addressing public concerns about GMOs may require a new generation of consumer-focused products and a communication strategy based more on ...
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