While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

This month marked one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down around the world. The anniversary wasn’t exactly ...
‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

North America’s monarch butterfly population is in trouble. That much has been clear for decades but scientists have found that ...
Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is picking up steam, it’s tempting to hope that the world can soon move ...
How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

Over the past couple of decades, Western consumers have shown an increasing appetite for more ethical eggs. The European Union and ...
Bugs for dinner? EU officials find edible mealworms pose ‘no safety concerns’

Bugs for dinner? EU officials find edible mealworms pose ‘no safety concerns’

Edible insects got one step closer to Europeans’ kitchens this month. The European Food Safety Authority released a scientific opinion on ...
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‘Unlikely alliance’: Farm Bureau joins green advocacy groups to tackle climate change

What if the best way to get Western farmers to reduce their carbon emissions and adopt greener practices was to ...
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Nigeria has approved GM insect-resistant Bt cotton and cowpea. Could drought-tolerant rice and disease-resistant cassava be next?

Nigeria has approved GM insect-resistant Bt cotton and cowpea. Could drought-tolerant rice and disease-resistant cassava be next?

Patience Koku knows better than most the damage that bollworms can cause to a textile industry. A former fashion entrepreneur, ...
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