Rich Fletcher spent 11 years tinkering with the genetics of the canola plant in pursuit of a single goal: Lowering the fat content of the oil it produces,
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espite panicked claims of an apocalypse, managed honeybee colonies in the United States have actually been rising since 2008. In fact, as of April 2017, U.
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Genetic modification has had a dramatic impact on crop production, agricultural sustainability and the economics of farming, in the 26 countries growing major staple crops, according to a new study.