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As GMOs Debated in New York, New Study Begins in London

As GMOs Debated in New York, New Study Begins in London | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
On December 3 at the Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan, the motion concerned whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should have a place in agriculture.
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How turning off a plant's sunshield can grow bigger crops

How turning off a plant's sunshield can grow bigger crops | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Genetically modified tobacco plants turn on photosynthesis faster when shade follows dangerous sunlight
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Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops

Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells
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Bayer Deal for Monsanto Follows Agribusiness Trend, Raising Worries for Farmers

Bayer Deal for Monsanto Follows Agribusiness Trend, Raising Worries for Farmers | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 a share in cash in a deal that is among the largest German corporate takeovers of an American company.
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Government must not interfere between GM technology providers and licensees

Government must not interfere between GM technology providers and licensees | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
By CS Prakash  One of the components of farm biotechnology, genetically modified (GM) crops, has realised tremendous benefits to farmers globally. It has provided them with a tool to address crop loss due t
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Rogue GMO wheat in Washington State? Latest anti-GMO attempt to pump scare fizzles

Unnecessary anti-GMO panic highlights bankruptcy of current crop agricultural regulatory system.
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How Brexit will impact the future of farming, GMOs and gene editing in Britain and Europe | Genetic Literacy Project

What does Brexit mean for crop and animal biotechnology in Britain or Europe? How might CRISPR and New Breeding Technologies radically alter the current status quo?
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Can Genetically Modified Trees Save American Forests?

Can Genetically Modified Trees Save American Forests? | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
By Richard Levine Yesterday I attended the sixth North American Forest Insect Work Conference, a meeting that has been held every five years since 1991. This one is taking place in Washington, DC a…
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 7, 2016 8:02 AM
GMO  trees to save forests?
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Expert says GM crops are not 'monsters' but are 'pretty much just crops'

Expert says GM crops are not 'monsters' but are 'pretty much just crops' | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
A major review of genetically modified crops by scientists in the United States has tentatively concluded that they pose no risk to human health.

However, in their 388-page report, three US National Academies – of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine – cautioned that any new kind of food “may have some subtle favourable or adverse health effects that are not detected even with careful scrutiny”.

And it said there was an “urgent need” for a publicly funded method of testing future GM products as they are developed to ensure they are safe.
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Caught in the Middle: Farmers Seek a New and Improved GMO Debate

Caught in the Middle: Farmers Seek a New and Improved GMO Debate | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
“[GMOs] are a mixed bag of good and bad…The reason it’s so hard to see the facts is that the actual genetically modified organisms have been crowded out by the things they represent…We oppose GMOs because we oppose the unsustainable agricultural system they serve.”
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Caught in the Middle: Farmers Seek a New and Improved GMO Debate

Caught in the Middle: Farmers Seek a New and Improved GMO Debate | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Meet the farmers, both conventional and organic, seeking a truce in agriculture’s most vicious battleground.
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Biotech crop production helping save world

Biotech crop production helping save world | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it

It took human history until 1800 for the world population to reach one billion. The second billion was achieved in only 130 more years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).

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China to 'facilitate' new GM crops after years of waiting

China to 'facilitate' new GM crops after years of waiting | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
China will "facilitate" the planting of genetically modified corn and other plants on an industrial scale in the next five years, officials said.
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Ignorance and regulatory hurdles derailing promise of GM crop technology in India

Ignorance and regulatory hurdles derailing promise of GM crop technology in India | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
GM crops can solve issues of hunger. India would lose its credibility due to its opposition to the technology
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UK: Scientists apply for permission to carry out GM wheat experiment

UK: Scientists apply for permission to carry out GM wheat experiment | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Rothamsted Research has submitted an application to the government for permission to carry out GM field trials
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China lays groundwork to be major producer of GMO crops

With a series of recent moves and policies, China seems to be preparing to change their stance on GMOs.
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20 Years Of Innovation: Reflecting On Successes And Challenges Of Biotech Crops

20 Years Of Innovation: Reflecting On Successes And Challenges Of Biotech Crops | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Today, farmers have a suite of technologies that bring major advancements to the world's farms and populations. However, today's regulatory processes and anti-science efforts have gotten so arduous and loud that they’re stalling biotech tools from reaching farmers and consumers. The 20th anniversary of biotech crop plantings is a reminder that we must continue to support the innovation to reap the benefits of biotech.
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Designing GMOs for human Mars colonies: Follow the 'toxic salt'

Before we grow staple grains such as wheat and corn on Mars , we need to deal with the soil's toxic perchlorate. Could genetically engineered organisms turn this ion into something useable?
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Nobel Scientists Ask Greenpeace to Abandon Campaign Against Genetically Modified Crops

Nobel Scientists Ask Greenpeace to Abandon Campaign Against Genetically Modified Crops | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
More than 100 Nobel laureates—about a third of those living—signed a letter urging the environmental advocacy group to end its opposition to the cultivation of genetically modified food.
- 2016/07/01
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Greenpeace asked to abandon GMO research?
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GMOs not natural? FDA ponders science, public perceptions in evaluating label revision

The FDA is reviewing the definition of 'natural' as it pertains to food. Should it include foods made with genetic engineering?
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From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma

From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Heat-tolerant Angus beef cattle designed for the tropics with white coats instead of black or red. A button mushroom that doesn't turn brown. Pigs that don't fall sick.
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Trade body: Don’t lump ‘new plant breeding techniques’ in with GMOs

Trade body: Don’t lump ‘new plant breeding techniques’ in with GMOs | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
If new plant breeding techniques fall under GMO legislation, SMEs in Europe will be severely hit, Dr Teresa Babuscio said in an interview with EurActiv.com
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Panic-free GMOs

Panic-free GMOs | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get information about genetically modified food. There are the dubious anti-GM horror stories that recirculate through social networks. On the other side, there’s the dismissive sighing, eye-rolling, and hand patting of pro-GM partisans. But if you just …
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US study declares genetically engineered foods safe

US study declares genetically engineered foods safe | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Independent report finds no differences to suggest higher risk to health safety from GE foods than non-GE counterparts.
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Gene-editing surges as US rethinks regulations

Gene-editing surges as US rethinks regulations | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
Committee begins study to guide oversight of modified organisms.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 8, 2016 8:53 AM
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These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs | GMO crops in news | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 children around the world die every year from a lack of vitamin A.
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