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Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Uganda has a very extensive research and confined field-testing program for GMO crops that include disease-resistant potatoes, cassava and bananas, ...
Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

On December 19, 2019, the Kenyan government approved the cultivation of GMO cotton after five years of field trials and ...
How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

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After an arduous process that took more than 25 years from time of conception to commercialization, the GMO salmon was ...
Viewpoint: Consumer-focused GM and gene-edited products throw anti-GMO movement's future into doubt

Viewpoint: Consumer-focused GM and gene-edited products throw anti-GMO movement’s future into doubt

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The bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory that has swept the nation and embedded itself in our political discourse is a prime ...
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Viewpoint: AquaBounty’s GM salmon slated for 2021 debut, but animal biotech still stymied by byzantine regulation

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After 30 years, AquaBounty's genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage salmon may be just months away from hitting US grocery stores, making ...

GMO and gene-edited biofortified crops weaken case for organic agriculture

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A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...

Anti-GMO movement merging with anti-vaccine groups, escalating threat to global coronavirus response

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As scientists around the world work at an unprecedented pace to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, anti-vaccine proponents are planting ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups push ‘natural’ COVID cures, deny pandemic-fighting biotech solutions

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One of the primary arguments hurled at proponents of genetic engineering is that the crops, medicines and vaccines produced using ...
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Genetic engineering key to developing COVID-19 vaccine

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Scientists throughout the world are engaged in a herculean effort to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus that has ...
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From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses

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Innovations in plant genetics are inoculating vital food crops against devastating diseases ...

Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

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Undermining science that does not fit into one's intellectual or political framework is dangerous ...
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Is there a place for CRISPR gene editing in organic farming? Many farmers say ‘yes’

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Denying ourselves these benefits to protect distorted ideas about what's 'natural' is nonsensical ...

Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

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The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

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Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...

Viewpoint: How organic industry opposition to CRISPR gene editing encourages pesticide use

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The organic food movement has a bigger problem than the double standard it relies on to attack synthetic chemicals ...

Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

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By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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Nigeria’s greenlighting of Bt insect resistant cotton and cowpeas may spur Africa’s acceptance of GMOs

Barring a change of course, Nigeria is on pace to become one of the largest GM producing and consuming countries ...
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Viewpoint: Why we can’t seem to bridge the gulf that divides pro- and anti-GMO forces

The opposition to GMOs is based not on scientific evidence, but on personal values and ideology. In effect, the two ...
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African farmers look to genetic engineering in fight against plant diseases and pests

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The benefits of genetic engineering will not come to fruition in Africa if the opponents of the technology continue to ...
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Africa edging toward greater acceptance of genetically engineered crops

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Many African nations are increasingly listening to the scientific community rather than vocal opponents of GMOs ...

How genetically engineered crops can boost Africa’s fight against malnutrition

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Engineered crops can provide the long-sought breakthrough in food security for Africa ...
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How genetic engineering can help Africa cope with climate change by tweaking crops, animals

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The impact of climate change on African crops could be mitigated by GE technologies ...

Argentina and GMOs: Exploring the nation’s long relationship with biotech crops

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In 2019, Argentina will begin the commercialization of the first genetically modified drought-and salt-tolerant soybean. This will be a particularly ...

USDA’s hands-off approach to gene-edited crops could revolutionize research and development

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The US Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to stay out of the business of regulating gene-edited crops could be a ...
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Synthetic biology’s ‘promise and potential’ capture investor attention

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Synthetic biology has become the new frontier of genetic engineering, promising to radically change the way we make clothes, fragrances, ...

Frankenfoods? A ‘terrible word’ that could describe more foods than you might realize

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What's a Frankenfood? If science matters, it's not food with ingredients whose genes have been precision modified ...
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Money magnets: Wall Street enamored by promise of human gene editing, gene therapies

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Venture capitalists and investors are pouring money into the genomics sector, seeking to capitalize on breakthroughs in CRISPR gene editing ...
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