Are bees disappearing due to ‘climate chaos’? Out of 250 bumblebee species around the world, only a few species are in danger

Are bees disappearing due to ‘climate chaos’? Out of 250 bumblebee species around the world, only a few species are in danger

It’s easy to find... articles on the internet which claim that bumblebees and wild bees will be extinct in 20 ...
Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

Changing course, Health Canada finds neonicotinoid pesticides ‘not a threat’ to aquatic insects

In 2018, Health Canada proposed to phase out all agricultural uses of thiamethoxam, a Syngenta product, and clothianidin, a Bayer ...
Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Gene-edited crops ‘safe for human consumption and the environment,’ Health Canada finds

Health Canada is proposing new rules to deal with plant breeding innovation, including gene-edited crops. To develop the new guidelines, ...
Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Foods made from gene-edited wheat may contain lower levels of potentially carcinogenic chemical acrylamide

Burnt bread contains a compound known as acrylamide, a chemical that can cause cancer.  The darker the toast, the more ...
Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it

Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it

In 2009, the genome editing tool CRISPR was introduced, which allows scientists to edit the DNA of organisms such as ...
Gene editing immunizes canola against nasty fungal disease, and may cut farmer dependence on fungicides

Gene editing immunizes canola against nasty fungal disease, and may cut farmer dependence on fungicides

Field trials confirmed greenhouse trial results of a new canola trait that’s sclerotinia resistant.  Cibus is an independent trait developer ...
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