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Colombian anti-biotech groups losing on two fronts? Push for GMO ban slows, while government green lights first gene-edited crop

Editor's note: The author of this story has informed the GLP that new information has come to light, and asked ...
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Climate change boosted banana production for 60 years, but hotter temperatures could finally cut yield gains

Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world’s most important producing and exporting countries, a study ...
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Fine-tuning cocoa yields chocolate with richer flavor, aroma

Just as we have seen an increase in the number of microbreweries making specialty beers, the market for chocolate has ...
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Viewpoint: Our favorite Cavendish banana may be heading towards extinction—Scientists say only a biotech solution, blocked by anti-GMO activists, can save it

Shall we just resign ourselves to the eventual demise of the banana, or take steps to save it? ...
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Podcast: How farmers grow the 2.7 billion pounds of coffee we drink every year

Whether you typically crave a drip coffee or something a bit more intricate, we can all agree that caffeine is ...
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Ancient DNA study reveals South America’s first peoples

A cross-border, multi-disciplinary study has revealed new insights into the story of the earliest migrants into South America. Using powerful ...
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We started eating chocolate 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, paper says

New archaeological evidence suggests humans were cultivating and consuming cacao—the crop from which chocolate is produced—as long as 5,300 years ...
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Growing GMO soybeans in South America cut greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 3.3 million cars from the road

This study assesses the economic and environmental impacts that have arisen from the adoption and use of genetically modified (GM) ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...