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USDA’s relaxed biotech crop rules could speed plant development, but are regulations still too strict?

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A major change to U.S. regulation of biotech will exempt some gene-edited plants from government oversight. The new policy ...
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Engineering plants to rapidly repair heat damage could preserve crop yields as climate changes

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As plants convert sunlight into sugar, their cells are playing with fire. Photosynthesis generates chemical byproducts that can damage the ...
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Gene from grass-dwelling fungus may help safeguard global wheat production against deadly disease

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Wheat scab hits farmers with a double punch. The fungal disease, also known as Fusarium head blight, shrivels grain and ...
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Bangladesh GMO Golden Rice approval was expected in November, but regulatory hurdles remain

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Soon. That has long been scientists' answer when asked about the approval of Golden Rice, a genetically modified (GM) crop ...
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Single genetic tweak in GMO corn boosts yields 10%—other crops could be improved, too

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Supporters of genetic engineering have long promised it will help meet the world’s growing demand for food. But despite the ...
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Suspected Fusarium wilt infection in Colombia threatens global banana supply, but fungus-resistant GMO fruit on the horizon

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In a long-feared development, an extremely damaging disease of bananas has apparently reached Latin America. Late last week, the Colombian ...
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Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur development of next-generation weed killers

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"Total fear and shock." That's how Andrew Kniss, a weed scientist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, describes the ...
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‘Sticky’ pesticides could protect crops, cut harmful agricultural runoff

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A problem with many pesticides is that rain washes them off plants and into the soil and groundwater. Now, researchers ...
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Potato breeding ‘revolution’ aims to safeguard spuds against proliferating pests and climate change

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In Peru and around the world, enhancing the potato has become a high priority. It is the most important food ...
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Sustainability failure: Anti-GMO France’s 10-year effort to slash pesticide use boosted spraying by 12%

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In 2008, the French government announced a dramatic shift in agricultural policy, calling for pesticide use to be slashed in ...
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Infographic: Higher toxicity pesticides used in developing world pose environmental, health problems

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Surveys of farm worker health are scarce, but it's clear that pesticides cause more harm in the developing world. More ...
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Infographic: Pesticides getting safer, developed countries using less

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Developed countries have phased out the more dangerous chemicals, such as parathion and other organophosphates. After the US Food Quality ...
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Infographic: Enhancing yields, preventing disease

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Long-term research plots have shown increases in wheat yield from controlling weeds and disease. Gains from plowing fallow fields were ...
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Infographic: More demand, many uses of pesticides worldwide

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Pesticide sales are increasing in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. In addition, companies often charge lower prices for older ...
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Infographic: Pesticide use on arable land between 2005 – 2009

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In a world of humanmade chemicals, pesticides are second only to fertilizer in the amount applied and the extent of ...
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Genetically tweaking plants’ sunscreens to boost crop yields

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Just because plants photosynthesize doesn't mean they can't get a form of sunburn—damage caused by overexposure to light. That's why ...
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Genetically engineered self-fertilizing crops in development

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A handful of biologists are working to endow major crops with the ability to "fix" nitrogen from the air into ...
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Herbicide glyphosate facing ban in Europe? Here’s a backgrounder

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's hard to find ...

Largest ever bioimaging study underway in UK

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The largest ever health ...

Rice with barley genes emits less greenhouse gas

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A new type of genetically modified (GM) rice might significantly lessen the impact of agriculture on the climate. The plant, ...

The genes we eat: a conversation

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Many worry that genetic advances could result in risks to our health and the environment—concerns that surfaced again in the ...