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Edible wood? By tapping into the ‘natural genetic potential of microorganisms’, tree waste can be transformed into food-grade protein

Edible wood? By tapping into the ‘natural genetic potential of microorganisms’, tree waste can be transformed into food-grade protein

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The protein sector is squeezed between the drive to reach net zero emissions by 2050 – required if global warming ...
Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

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Classification systems that categorise foods according to their ‘level of processing’ have been used to predict diet quality and health ...
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Cavendish banana faces extinction. Can scientists save this staple before it’s too late?

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Pests and diseases are threatening Cavendish bananas with extinction. Dutch university Wageningen and plant research company KeyGene are jointly joining ...
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COVID-19, climate change may accelerate public acceptance of CRISPR-edited food

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Gene editing, like genetic modification, is a technology that has attracted a fair amount of skepticism from European regulators and ...
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Biotech-powered, plant-based seafood poised to cut overfishing, pollution and ‘food fraud’

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Plant-based seafood specialist Kuleana is targeting seafood and sushi lovers with what it describes as the ‘next generation of raw ...
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France introduces banana resistant to black Sigatoka—deadly disease that can cut fruit yields 50%

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A new variety of banana that is resistant to black Sigatoka and can be produced using organic and agro-ecological production ...
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Europe’s rejection of GMO, CRISPR crops can teach scientists how to earn consumer trust

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European regulators and consumers have been steadfast in their rejection of genetic modification in food. The idea of ‘Frankenfood’ has ...
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EU adopts new rules to quell mistrust of food safety studies based on industry data

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New rules designed to increase transparency in the EU food safety risk assessment process have been adopted. The European Parliament ...
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Eating organic food reduces risk of some cancers, controversial study claims

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A French study published in the JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association[ Internal Medicine journal links eating organic food ...
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How will the EU regulate new crop breeding techniques like CRISPR?

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Developments in genetic coding techniques open the doorway to crops that produce higher yields or have positive characteristics, such as ...
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