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Gene Edited Biotech Trees Could Save America's Forests 2.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
U.S. forests are in crisis as climate change, pests and pathogens all pose threats to its native trees.
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New U.S. experiments aim to create gene-edited human embryos 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.
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US firms seek changes to UK standards on beef and drugs 29.1.2019 BBC: Business
US trade lobby groups urge the UK to change standards to match their own for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Gene modified chickens 'lay medicines' 28.1.2019 BBC: Health
Researchers at the Roslin Institute are breeding chickens which produce human proteins in their eggs.
GM chickens lay eggs to help fight cancer 28.1.2019 BBC: Science
Researchers have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs which contain drugs that fight cancer.
People strongly against GMOs had shakier understanding of food science, study finds 26.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.
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Bees Face Yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide 26.1.2019 Truthout.com
Scientists warned the EPA years ago that dicamba would drift off fields and kill weeds that are vital to honeybees.

The post Bees Face Yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide appeared first on Truthout.

Bees Are Facing Yet Another Existential Threat 26.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster […]
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China Opens the Door to U.S. GMOs 25.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The decision is a boon to farmers and a milestone for agronomic innovation.
Review: The past and future meet in intriguing ways in 'Genesis 2.0' 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The potential for a real-life “Jurassic Park” unfolds in “Genesis 2.0,” a fascinating and somewhat frightening documentary set in the fast-forward arena of synthetic biology.

Filmmaker Christian Frei’s expedition begins in the remote New Siberian Islands on the Arctic Ocean, where dozens of men...

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U.S.-China trade talks end on an optimistic note, but differences remain 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As trade talks closed in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon — after continuing into an unscheduled third day — optimism boosted global stocks amid hopes that an all-out trade war might be avoided before a March 1 deadline to reach a deal.

But differences remain, likely to be handled in talks between...

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There’s a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US 6.1.2019 Truthout.com
Glyphosate has been found in over 70 percent of oat-based breakfast cereals served in US schools.

The post There’s a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US appeared first on Truthout.

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Scientists improve on photosynthesis by genetically engineering plants 5.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Ever since Thomas Malthus issued his dire prediction in 1789 that population growth would always exceed food supply, scientists have worked to prove him wrong. So far, they’ve helped farmers to keep pace by developing bigger and better varieties of crops and other agricultural innovations.

Now...

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Genetically modified 'shortcut' boosts plant growth by 40% 4.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists overcome a natural restriction in plants that could boost yields from important food crops.
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Why you can't buy the 'bloody,' meatless Impossible Burger in supermarkets 26.12.2018 LA Times: Business

The famous “bloody,” plant-based Impossible Burger is now available at almost 5,000 restaurants in all 50 states. But that very appearance of bloodiness may have presented another regulatory hurdle for the company and its effort to get the product into supermarkets.

Impossible Foods, the Silicon...

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USDA Gives Food Makers Until 2022 to Label Products With GMOs 21.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The new rules for labeling “bioengineered foods” mark a win for companies that asked for more time before disclosing use of the controversial crops.
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Biohacker: 'I've created a new human sense' 5.12.2018 BBC: World
Meet the biohackers - the people who want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.
Chinese Scientist Claims World's First Genetically Modified Babies 27.11.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A Chinese scientist claims to have produced the world’s first genetically modified babies, stirring alarm among doctors who warn such experiments using nascent DNA-editing technology pose too many health and ethical risks.
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The Gates Foundation’s Ceres2030 Plan Pushes Agenda of Agribusiness 25.11.2018 Truthout.com
The partnership aims to infiltrate scientific literature in order to buy influence with officials.

The post The Gates Foundation’s Ceres2030 Plan Pushes Agenda of Agribusiness appeared first on Truthout.

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Scientists Warned This Weed Killer Would Destroy Crops. EPA Approved It Anyway. 20.11.2018 Truthout.com
Monsanto orchestrated the massive deployment of dicamba on tens of millions of acres of crops.

The post Scientists Warned This Weed Killer Would Destroy Crops. EPA Approved It Anyway. appeared first on Truthout.

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