Chile advances in breeding gene-edited crops that weather climate change – Alliance for Science

Chile advances in breeding gene-edited crops that weather climate change – Alliance for Science
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Gene editing among top ’emerging innovations’ needed to reach sustainable food system, 50 experts say | Genetic Literacy Project

An international team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up the transition to a sustainable
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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people | Genetic Literacy Project

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment.
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Does Big Ag dominate crop research and the global seed supply, controlling the world food market? | Genetic Literacy Project

Does Big Ag dominate crop research and the global seed supply, controlling the world food market? | Genetic Literacy Project
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Shoppers will buy gene-edited food if they know its consumer, animal and environmental benefits | Genetic Literacy Project

The FMI Foundation in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farm Foundation, today released a
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/03/11/shoppers-will-buy-gene-edited-food-if-they-know-about-its-consumer-animal-and-environmental-benefits/

GMO crop, animal production ban necessary to safeguard Russia’s food security, says President Vladimir Putin | Genetic Literacy Project

On January 21, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Food Security Doctrine for Russia to replace the Doctrine adopted in 2010. The revised
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Transgenic GMOs will remain banned in Italy, agriculture minister says, but cisgenic gene editing could help sustain nation’s crop diversity | Genetic Literacy Project

Italy’s agricultural minister Teresa Bellanova has expressed an interest in developing sustainable biotechnology, in the light of a milestone agreement on
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Chile: Industry works to develop new blueberry, raspberry varieties – FreshFruitPortal.com

The project working to create new blueberry and raspberry varieties will be “key to recuperating competition in the industry,” in Chile.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/01/02/chile-industry-works-to-develop-new-blueberry-raspberry-varieties/

The world’s banana crops are under threat from a deadly fungus. Is gene editing the answer? | National Post

Where GMOs — restricted in a significant portion of the world — have a foreign gene inserted into the organism, CRISPR allows for the organism’s genes to be edited
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