Packaging fresh produce helps reduce food waste, according to new report

A new report has highlighted the importance of striking a balance between packaging that reduces the environmental impact of food waste, compared to the environmental impacts of that…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9146700/packaging-fresh-produce-helps-reduce-food-waste-according-to-new-report/

“New apple varieties will take over the classic ‘Big Five’ entirely”

For years, the classic ‘Big Five’ apple varieties – Gala, Braeburn, Golden, Jonagold, and Elstar – have made up 85% of Northern European orchard acreages. But, in recent years, Florent Geerdens has…
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Viewpoint: Growing GMO crops provides 4 major health benefits you probably didn’t know about | Genetic Literacy Project

While the application of agricultural chemicals is highly mechanized in industrial countries, the same cannot be said for developing countries, where most
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/25/viewpoint-growing-gmo-crops-provides-4-major-health-benefits-you-probably-didnt-know-about/

World’s favorite banana faces extinction. Are GMOs, CRISPR the final hope? | Genetic Literacy Project

The race to engineer the next-generation banana is on. The Colombian government confirmed that a banana-killing fungus has invaded the Americas — the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/25/worlds-favorite-banana-faces-extinction-are-gmos-crispr-the-final-hope/

Podcast: A brief history of CRISPR gene-editing—and how it could change our food supply | Genetic Literacy Project

Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/16/podcast-a-brief-history-of-crispr-gene-editing-and-how-it-could-change-our-food-supply/

Germany’s ‘save the bees’ anti-pesticide campaign ‘existential threat’ to local vineyards, wine industry says | Genetic Literacy Project

In the vineyards of Oberrotweil and Oberbergen numerous green crosses were set up the weekend. “They are meant as a protest against the extreme demands of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/20/germanys-save-the-bees-anti-pesticide-campaign-existential-threat-to-local-vineyards-wine-industry-says/

South Korea develops 13 GMO crops in 7 years to battle drought, pests | Genetic Literacy Project

In South Korea, the National Center for GM Crops (NCGC) aims to enhance national food security and to turn agriculture into a major national leading
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/20/south-korea-develops-13-gmo-crops-in-7-years-to-battle-drought-pests/

From GMOs to BPA, why the wealthy are more likely to fall for food pseudoscience | Genetic Literacy Project

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/09/20/from-gmos-to-bpa-why-are-the-wealthy-more-likely-to-fall-for-food-pseudoscience/