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How the pigweed Palmer amaranth became a ‘super weed’—and what it tells us about preventing herbicide resistance

Bound up with the bad news of super weeds is good news for farmers -- a window of opportunity ...
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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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Conservation agriculture and why we must move beyond the organic vs. conventional debate

How can journalists navigate the 'pitched battle' between organic advocates and biotechnology? Focus on real measures of sustainability, not polemical ...
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Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Here’s a somewhat boring fact you might already know about cotton: It doesn't make a good food, for humans or ...
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Farmers consider a world without glyphosate—and it’s less than ideal

"More glufosinate, maybe more paraquat." "I would have to find a different burn down chemical, likely paraquat. Would use more ...
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Viewpoint: We should just retire the whole ‘feed the world’ thing when it comes to promoting GMOs

How often do we hear something along the lines of "We won't be able to feed 10 billion people by ...
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Mythbusting gone wrong: How the ‘dangerous’ organic pesticide myth began

One of the things that surprised me in researching this story was that I could not find a single organic-approved ...
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A behind the scenes look at pesticide use in organic orchards, vineyards and fresh produce

This is part three of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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4 things that led to the myth that organic farmers use more pesticides than conventional farmers

This is part two of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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Do organic farmers really use more pesticides than conventional farmers? Not even close.

This is part one of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what’s wrong with study suggesting glyphosate damages our gut health

Can glyphosate impact gut health? The Guardian reports on a team of scientists who claim to have demonstrated that it ...
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Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations

This is the third in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Delving into the GMO traits that cut back pesticide impacts globally

This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

The faster-growing genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon took 20 years of regulatory scrutiny to gain approval, while the non-browning gene-silenced Arctic ...
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Meat wars: Sourcing from animals may not be what distinguishes meat from ‘meat alternatives’

The US Cattlemen's Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of meat alternatives ...
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GMO labeling emerges as hot-button issue in organic and conventional food industry fights

Editor's note: This article is part three of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...