Viewpoint: ‘Defenders of modern agriculture should vehemently push back against the notion that today’s food model undermines bee health or human health’ – Genetic Literacy Project

Since the introduction of neonicotinoid insecticides – the pesticides blamed for bee death – in the mid-90s, bee populations have not collapsed. The
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Podcast: Gene editing and public acceptance — Agricultural economist Brandon McFadden on regulatory differences in agriculture and medicine for using CRISPR – Genetic Literacy Project

Gene editing with CRISPR/Cas, TALEN or other tools allows scientists to make directed and precise changes in DNA. The technologies promise to transform
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Viewpoint: New Zealand’s ban on GMOs and gene editing aligns it with Europe — but is out of step with science and its citizens – Genetic Literacy Project

Attitudes about GMOs within New Zealand appear to be slightly shifting towards being more liberal. Surveys conducted between 2000 – 2009 were generally
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Viewpoint: Food security crisis underscores why it’s time to get over wrong-headed fears over genetically modified wheat, says North Dakota state senator – Genetic Literacy Project

Three decades ago, a good year meant 90 bushels of corn and 25 bushels of soybeans an acre. This season those amounts would be disastrously low. My
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Consumer paradox: As media turn less negative on genetically modified crops, Canadian consumers remain ambivalent about innovative food products – Genetic Literacy Project

Canadians have high trust in Canada’s food safety system, but not new food productsGauging consumer attitudes to genetically modified (GM) crops has been taking place for over 20 years, with results showing gradually increasing acceptance. A recent study found an 80% decline in GM crop-related social media posts and more balanced mainstream media reporting. The authors of this research indicate that both forms of media may be developing more favourable views of GM crops and biotechnology. But is this the case when it comes to the Canadian consumer and their food, have their concerns changed since the first GM products were approved in the 1990
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Green Revolution 2.0 is unfolding, driven by biotechnology innovation. Here is what you can expect – Genetic Literacy Project

We are on the cusp of a revolution in food and agriculture that will exceed the tremendous accomplishments of the “Green Revolution” of the 1950s and
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Health Canada Issues Gene Editing Guidelines, Encourages Transparency- Crop Biotech Update (May 25, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Health Canada Issues Gene Editing Guidelines, Encourages Transparency- Crop Biotech Update (May 25, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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UK to relax animal and crop gene editing regulations, further distancing itself from EU rules post-Brexit – Genetic Literacy Project

New legislation will be put in place to cut unnecessary red tape for gene editing, helping our farmers to grow more resistant, nutritious and productive
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Are GM foods safe? New study of studies challenges long-established claim that GMOs pose no unique health hazards. Let’s review what they found – Genetic Literacy Project

Do GMOs adversely impact humans? Thousands of studies have been performed over the past 20 years attempting to answer in part that question. The consensus,
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Government regulations block biotechnology solutions to mitigate Florida citrus crop frost damage – Genetic Literacy Project

To counter a rare freeze, Florida’s farmers have to reach deep into archaic solutions – tarps, smudge pots, irrigation, bonfires … whatever it takes to
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