A human protein genetically engineered into wheat plants increases yields by 50%. Is this dramatic tweak replicable? – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s not enough to grow more food—humanity needs to grow more efficiently. With an eye toward feeding the world’s growing population in a sustainable way,
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Viewpoint: Politics — not science — driving Canadian policy decisions over glyphosate and other agricultural tools – Genetic Literacy Project

Ahead of a federal election call, three Canadian federal ministers called a halt to a process that would likely have yielded quick results on increasing
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Seedless blackberries with a year-round growing season? Gene editing opens up new doors for radical improvements in the long-stagnant berry market – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic variation plus environmental effects are what make us, and the berries we grow, what we are. The interaction of these two factors continues to be
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Thank bugs for red velvet cake? How Cochineal insects became a sustainable source of food dye – Genetic Literacy Project

A surprising amount of the food we consume contains various compounds to add color. Marshmallows look white, but they contain blue coloring (to keep them
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UC San Diego Nanoengineers Develop Fridge-Free COVID-19 Vaccines Grown in Plants and Bacteria- Crop Biotech Update (September 8, 2021) | ISAAA.org

UC San Diego Nanoengineers Develop Fridge-Free COVID-19 Vaccines Grown in Plants and Bacteria- Crop Biotech Update (September 8, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Viewpoint: Why criticism of the Green Revolution is misplaced – Genetic Literacy Project

The wheat varieties developed by Norman Borlaug and his Mexican team during the Green Revolution swept over Asia in the 1960s, making Pakistan and India
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Infographics: Biotech crops have benefited more than 65 million people around the world. Here are some of the benefits – Genetic Literacy Project

Since 1996, the global area planted to biotech crops has consistently increased, with significant expansion recorded in developing countries. In 2019,
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Viewpoint: The biggest threat to our food supply is not chemicals but chemophobia – Genetic Literacy Project

My cousin is a baking whiz, and runs her own cookie enterprise. The recipes happen to call for potato flour. What’s so controversial about that? Well, if
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Cheese without the cow? Lactose-intolerant Shell engineer developing gene-edited soybean-based ‘cheese’ that stretches, tastes and toasts just like the real thing – Genetic Literacy Project

In the United States alone, roughly 9 million cows are devoted to churning out torrents of milk a year which, over time, can begin to take a toll on our
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