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Hangover free wine? CRISPR gene editing could produce new varietals and disease-resistant grapes

Gene editing offers a new tool for wine grape growers, who have for decades grappled with troublesome pests, high pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Cameron Diaz, Katherine Power promote ‘clean wine’ with organic farming myths

In the wake of the natural wine movement and the age of ‘wellness’, it was just a matter of time ...
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French winegrowers challenge proposed ‘unfair, unenforceable’ glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Distributors and winegrowers are standing up against the changes to the ban on glyphosate proposed by ANSES. They find them ...
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Pesticide fears spark winegrower interest in CRISPR-edited, disease-resistant grapes

According to a study conducted in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wine grapes were first domesticated around 8000 ...
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France’s new pesticide-free zones threaten country’s vineyards, winegrowers say

The idea of so-called pesticide-free zones (or non-treatment zones) has gradually emerged as a solution to protect against the harmful ...
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Podcast: What Doctor Who can teach us about protecting California’s grape industry from ‘alien’ bugs

Are you a fan of the long-term sci-fi comedy Doctor Who? It's the bizarre but entertaining story of an extraterrestrial ...
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Podcast: Wasps from China could help combat spotted lanternflies threatening US vineyards

The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, first showed up in the United States five years ago, right here in Berks County, ...
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Savagnin Blanc: The 900-year-old grape still used in wine making today

DNA from ancient grape seeds shows the grapevine behind a local vintage has been cultivated continuously for 900 years. Ancient ...
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Higher CO2 emissions, pesticide use raise doubts about sustainability of organic wine

The popularity of organic food and wine is not going away anytime soon. Yet as the European viticultural debate increasingly ...
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Will glyphosate residue in beer and wine raise your cancer risk? If you drink 8 gallons a day

How much should we be worried? Not at all ...
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Genetic analysis reveals mysterious evolution of brewer’s yeast that makes beer possible

The strain of brewers’ yeast used to make beer, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, derives from versions used over thousands of years to ...
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CRISPR-edited wine grapes could cut pesticide use in Europe, but regulatory hurdles remain

When you toast during the holidays .... think about [this]: grape vines occupy 3 percent of the land cultivated in ...
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Health and environmental dangers of copper-based natural pesticides spark division among French organic winemakers

The vice-president of the CIVB (Conseil interprofessionnel du vin de Bordeaux) Bernard Farges launched a bomb on October 15, announcing that ...
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GMO wine: Are we ready for it?

Genetic modification of grapes could help wine growers deal with a range of challenges -- if they can be convinced ...
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Climate change threatens champagne production, but wineries use ‘smart genetics’ to stave off problems

In the cold, chalky cellars deep underground at boutique Champagne house A.R. Lenoble, co-owner Antoine Malassagne shares his worries about ...
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Grapes genetically resistant to mildew rot could cut pesticide use and French wine prices at the same time

French wineries have to use a lot of pesticide to keep their grapes healthy, and that's both expensive and costly ...
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To protect vineyards from pests and reduce pesticide use, CRISPR could be the answer

The powdery mildew fungus decimates vineyards around the globe. As pesticides become less effective, some scientists are turning to gene ...
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Winemakers abandoning organic status for sustainability, improved taste

The shift has been more common in France, where wineries have cited concerns about the environment and copper buildup from ...