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‘If you have no food, you have hunger’: Why one Nigerian biotech scientist breeds drought-tolerant and biofortified corn

Nigerian scientist Dr. Sylvester Oikeh has long used his research prowess to advance healthy crops for humanitarian purposes. His motivation ...
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Using GM crops to safely feed more people is a ‘no brainer,’ plant scientist says

Whether drought, disease, or simply increasing the efficiency of crops, [Borglaug Institute director Elsa] Murano and her colleagues work every ...
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Decoded genome of New World screwworm could help prevent billions of dollars in livestock losses

The New World screwworm’s Latin name means “man-eater.” These shiny blue flies with pumpkin-orange eyes lay up to 400 eggs ...
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Thank bugs for red velvet cake? How Cochineal insects became a sustainable source of food dye

A surprising amount of the food we consume contains various compounds to add color. Marshmallows look white, but they contain ...
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Cowspiracy? GMO OMG? Beware of misleading food ‘documentaries,’ ex-organic farmer warns

Not long ago, I spoke to a teacher who had recently shown Food, Inc. to her class, and she asked me my ...
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‘Farmers aren’t stupid.’ If ‘regenerative agriculture’ worked, they’d embrace it, New Zealand dairy scientist says

This is a call to make it clear that what is being suggested by environmentalists will limit our ability to ...
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CRISPR-edited poplar trees could cut carbon emissions during paper production

Researchers led by prof. Wout Boerjan (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology) have discovered a way to stably finetune the ...
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Cuban president says GM crops and agroecology can help sustainably boost food production

One of the Cuban government’s priorities is to achieve the highest possible agricultural production with the decisive contribution of science ...
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Natural is better? Fungus used in organic pesticides may cause ‘severe rot’ in corn, study finds

Protecting crops against pests and diseases is essential to ensure a secure food supply. Around 95 percent of food comes ...
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Estimated 140,000 plants facing extinction, report finds, threatening progress in medicine, farming

Plants and fungi hold promise as future medicines, fuels and foods, according to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. But opportunities ...
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Could lab-grown sushi save rapidly declining fish populations?

[A]according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance, 3.1 billion people around the world now rely on fish and seafood for a ...
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Lab-grown…kibble? How cultured meat might sustainably feed our cats and dogs

The alternative meat movement is growing and quite literally for some companies. Companies like Bond see lab-grown meat as a ...
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Podcast: Neuralink brain chips; Flu vaccines during COVID; US farm system unraveling?

Elon Musk's company Neuralink recently debuted its brain implant in pigs, pushing us a little closer to integrating humans and ...
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Podcast: Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue interviews GLP’s Jon Entine on feeding the world sustainably through biotech innovation and challenging the ‘myth of organics’

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” ...
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Pesticide-free crop protection yields sizable economic benefits in Asia-Pacific

Scientists have estimated for the first time how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver US$14.6 to US$19.5 billion annually ...
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Seafood of the future: Could lab-grown fish replace its wild and farmed relatives?

Do we need animals to make meat? What if we could grow cells outside the body of an animal to ...
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Vegan eggs, lab-grown beef jerky and 10 other alternative proteins we could be eating soon

[On August 11], Big Idea Ventures (BIV) announces the launch of its second food technology accelerator program in New York City ...
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Sustainability report questions Beyond Meat’s environmental benefits, but is it a fair analysis?

Beyond Meat is lacking in environmental impact disclosures when compared to conventional meat giants Hormel and Tyson Foods, according to ...
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‘On-off’ immune switch in plants could lead to more disease-resistant crops

Keini Dressano, Alisa Huffaker and their colleagues at the University of California San Diego's Division of Biological Sciences have discovered ...
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Podcast: Global population crash; Pesticide bans backfire; beef producing CRISPR male cows

CRISPR could enable farmers to produce more beef from fewer cattle, boosting farm sustainability. Lawsuits designed to get pesticides and ...
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Viewpoint: H&M clothing should drop its commitment to organic fabric, embrace GMO cotton

Dear H&M: I saw your recent commercial regarding sustainability. It shares your commitment to change your production now to help ...
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Filipino farmer: Growing GMO crops ‘changed my life completely’

Ryan Lising, a biotech corn farmer from Magalang, Pampanga said that planting biotech corn changed his life completely. Before planting ...
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Video: Burger King’s lemon-grass fed eco-Whopper not backed by evidence, animal scientist says

On [July 14], Burger King launched promotions for its new “eco-friendly” Whopper, burgers made from cattle that have been fed ...
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Viewpoint: Fish farming has a sustainability problem and genetic engineering might be the solution

As the world endures the impacts of a rapidly changing climate—sea level rise, extreme weather events, warming and acidifying oceans ...
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Despite Europe’s strict GMO rules, biotechnology can still help farmers feed the continent

The EU has recently laid out a series of targets to dramatically reduce the amounts of chemicals used in European ...
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Food from thin air: Turning CO2 into protein could provide sustainable food source

Bacteria could feed the world. While some bacteria turn CO2 into valuable fuels, other bacteria – called ‘hydrogenotrophs’ – can ...
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Viewpoint: Why the world needs GMOs—4 farmers make the case for biotech crops

The lopsided conversation between experienced farmers and clueless activists has severe consequences ...
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Human poop as crop fertilizer? Recycled waste may boost yields, cut groundwater contamination

Researchers from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of ...
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