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Ease global regulatory burden to support ‘new revolution’ in crop breeding, researchers urge

Ease global regulatory burden to support ‘new revolution’ in crop breeding, researchers urge

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
It’s imperative to ease the regulatory burden on new crop breeding technologies that could feed a warmer, hungrier world, a ...
Genetic engineering offers hope for effective vaccine against malaria

Genetic engineering offers hope for effective vaccine against malaria

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Scientists have used genetic engineering to develop a vaccine that offers full protection against malaria in animal studies. Researchers and ...
Gates Foundation funds research to control cattle ticks through biotechnology

Gates Foundation funds research to control cattle ticks through biotechnology

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Technology that has been used to control mosquitoes and fall armyworm will now be applied to solving the world’s cattle ...
Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Brazil approves environmentally ‘Friendly’ GM tool for controlling fall armyworm

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Brazilian farmers are a step closer to using an environmentally friendly tool to control a destructive agricultural pest with the ...
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Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of genome editing

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Though the past year delivered social, economic, health and personal difficulties that challenged people across the globe, science strutted its ...
GM plant grows insect sex pheromones as alternative to crop pesticides

GM plant grows insect sex pheromones as alternative to crop pesticides

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Scientists have discovered how to genetically modify the camelina plant to produce pheromone precursors that can control agricultural insect pests ...
Bangladeshi Bt Brinjal trial fails

GM eggplant helps farmers reduce pesticide use and increase profits, study finds

Bangladeshi farmers significantly reduced pesticide use and increased their profits by growing genetically modified (GM) eggplant, a new study confirms ...
Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds

Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The warmer temperatures associated with climate change are projected to significantly reduce yields of the world’s staple food crops, a ...
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Consumers remain wary of GM foods, potentially slowing global adoption of biotech crops

Despite nearly three decades in the marketplace and near-universal scientific consensus on their safety, a new international survey finds that ...
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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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Agroecology must be based in reality, not romanticism, panelists agree

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Agroecology has a role to play in transforming agriculture — so long as the movement doesn’t trump the science or ...
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New meta-analysis finds Bt crops have no impact on soil biota

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A new meta-analysis finds that genetically modified Bt crops — in stark contrast to some pesticides — have no impact ...
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Video: USDA to decide fate of American chestnut restoration

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
University researchers are seeking approval to restore the iconic chestnut to American forests by using a genetically engineered (GE) variety ...
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Exploring gene drive’s role in fight against malaria

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
An international initiative has formed to ensure that gene drive technology gets a chance to prove its mettle in the ...
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Oxitec wins approval to release GMO mosquitoes in US

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Oxitec has received state and federal approval to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in a pilot project planned for the ...
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Study: Bt eggplant wins market and farmer acceptance in Bangladesh

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Farmers have achieved significantly higher yields and revenues by growing genetically engineered, insect-resistant eggplant (Bt brinjal), which has gained market ...
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Mini-capsule technology controls mosquitoes without insecticides

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Effective mosquito control without the use of insecticides can now be achieved by soaking an egg-filled mini capsule in water, ...
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COVID crisis captivates conspiracy theorists

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
In the face of a global catastrophe like COVID-19, it’s only natural that frightened, anxious people try to ascribe blame ...
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Top European science council demands ‘radical’ GMO regulatory reform

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A top European science council calling is demanding a “radical reform of the legal framework” that regulates genetically modified organisms ...
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New study shows CRISPR can be applied to produce biofortified rice

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A team of California plant scientists has taken a CRISPR-Cas9 approach to develop more nutritious varieties of rice. Their research, ...
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Technology breeds sustainability on Brazilian family farm

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
As Brazilian farmer and attorney Henrique Gustavo Fiorese sees it, the future of agriculture depends on technology and sustainability.Though either ...
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Nigeria commercializes its first GMO food crop

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Nigeria has reached a major food security milestone with the commercial release of insect-resistant cowpea — its first genetically modified ...
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Viewpoint: World must embrace CRISPR, synthetic biology to boost food production in the face of climate change

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New breeding technologies may hold the key to preventing a global “push into poverty.” ...
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Many plants are naturally GMO, research finds

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
GMOs are less 'unnatural' than you might think ...
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GMO eggplant developed by Bangladesh government cuts toxicity of pesticides used 41%, farmers increase revenues 27%, study finds

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
"Bt brinjal can improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in a developing country while protecting the environment.” ...
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Podcast: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate—Alliance for Science managing editor Joan Conrow

Genetic Literacy Project | 
For many years, the developing world has been at the center of a heated debate between mainstream scientists and anti-GMO ...
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CRISPR could save banana, major food source for 500 million people, from deadly disease, climate change

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
CRISPR/Cas9‐based genome editing is offering new hope for protecting a critical food security crop by developing climate-smart banana varieties. Research ...
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Viewpoint: Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by the demands and unrealistic expectations of food advocacy groups and activists such as ...
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