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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 ...
While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

While COVID held our attention in a vice grip, 2020 brought some major crop biotech breakthroughs

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
This month marked one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down around the world. The anniversary wasn’t exactly ...
‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

‘No shortage of dangers’ and no easy answers for the monarch butterfly

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
North America’s monarch butterfly population is in trouble. That much has been clear for decades but scientists have found that ...
Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Can CRISPR tame avian flu and prevent the next pandemic?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is picking up steam, it’s tempting to hope that the world can soon move ...
How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

How CRISPR can create more ethical eggs

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Over the past couple of decades, Western consumers have shown an increasing appetite for more ethical eggs. The European Union and ...
Bugs for dinner? EU officials find edible mealworms pose ‘no safety concerns’

Bugs for dinner? EU officials find edible mealworms pose ‘no safety concerns’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Edible insects got one step closer to Europeans’ kitchens this month. The European Food Safety Authority released a scientific opinion on ...
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‘Unlikely alliance’: Farm Bureau joins green advocacy groups to tackle climate change

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
What if the best way to get Western farmers to reduce their carbon emissions and adopt greener practices was to ...
Nigeria has approved GM insect-resistant Bt cotton and cowpea. Could drought-tolerant rice and disease-resistant cassava be next?

Nigeria has approved GM insect-resistant Bt cotton and cowpea. Could drought-tolerant rice and disease-resistant cassava be next?

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Patience Koku knows better than most the damage that bollworms can cause to a textile industry. A former fashion entrepreneur, ...
Europe’s biodiversity faces grave threats, while pro-organic farm policies offer inadequate solutions

Europe’s biodiversity faces grave threats, while pro-organic farm policies offer inadequate solutions

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its “State of Nature in the EU” report [October 19], revealing that wildlife species and natural ...
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Study challenges prior research blaming decline of monarch butterflies on deaths during annual migration

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
A new study suggests that extensive agricultural use of glyphosate herbicide is to blame for the decades-long decline in North ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug saved millions of lives, would his critics prefer he hadn’t?

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Norman Borlaug is perhaps the most important person in human history whose name and legacy remain largely unknown. A hero ...
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Norwegians see advantages to gene editing food

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Norwegian consumers are receptive to using gene editing tools in agriculture if they bring social, economic and environmental benefits, a ...
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Coronavirus presents ‘looming food crisis,’ FAO warns

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the global coronavirus pandemic may trigger a “looming food ...
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How one plant scientist challenges the ‘natural is better’ myth

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Paul Vincelli spends a good deal of his time talking to the public about genetic engineering so it’s not surprising ...
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Brexit could free UK farmers from Europe’s stringent GMO regulations

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Like most United Kingdom citizens, English farmer Andrew Osmond lives with a certain sense of uncertainty brought on by Brexit ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no one ‘butterfly-killing bogeyman’ to blame for declining monarch populations

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
“When you look at the 25-year trend, it seems quite dire,” [Anurag] Agrawal, a Cornell University professor of ecology and ...
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‘Come stay with me’: Indian farmer invites anti-GMO activists to see how biotech cotton improves lives

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
Balwinder Kang has a simple message for those who don’t think Indian farmers like him should be able to utilize ...
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GMOs in South Africa: Benefits of biotech crops changing women farmers’ minds

Cornell Alliance for Science | 
As a young girl, Tepsy Eve Ntseoane never thought she’d grow up to be a farmer, let alone an advocate for ...
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