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USDA approves gene-edited mustard greens with improved flavor profile

CRISPR-focused produce startup Pairwise got approval in mid-August from the USDA for their gene-edited version of Brassica juncea, more commonly ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR crop revolution provides counterpunch to ‘misinformation’ promoted by anti-GMO campaigners

Gene-edited crops usually can't be distinguished from conventionally-bred varieties. Opponents of NBTs may never comprehend this basic lesson of plant ...
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Viewpoint: EU opposition to CRISPR crops threatens sustainable farming in developing world

Agricultural economist Dr. Matin Qaim of the University of Göttingen in Germany recommends that regulatory reforms and a more science-based ...
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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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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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14 EU nations call for ‘unified’ CRISPR crop regulation to boost sustainable farming

The Netherlands and Estonia are leading a coalition of 14 EU member states calling on the next European Commission to ...
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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing unlikely to cause off-target mutations in plants, study shows

CRISPR-Cas9 enabled genome engineering has great potential for improving agriculture productivity, but the possibility of unintended off-target edits has evoked ...
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Genetically modified Arctic Fuji apple headed for grocery stores following FDA approval

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., developer of genetically modified non-browning apples, on April 26 received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval ...
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Consumer-focused CRISPR-edited crops may be key to building public trust in biotech

Gene editing has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s a beneficial technology....The best way and ...
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Agriculture commissioner says EU must decide if ‘science or politics’ will drive gene-edited crop regulations

The European governments have to decide whether science or politics are applied when it comes to issues such as new ...
Can 'heart-healthy,' gene-edited soybeans build consumer trust in new biotech crops?

Can ‘heart-healthy,’ gene-edited soybeans build consumer trust in new biotech crops?

This fall, soybeans grown by 78 farmers in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa churned out of combine augers into awaiting ...
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Viewpoint: Why organic farming activists oppose New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

There was a brief moment in 2015 where organic farming researchers were having an open discussion on adopting certain innovative ...
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Africa could become a world agricultural leader in CRISPR and other new breeding techniques (NBTs)

It is 8:30 East African Standard Time.  I disembark from a van filled with science journalists from Kampala, Uganda and ...