The groundbreaking documentary Food Evolution offered the general public a science-based introduction to crop biotechnology, debunking some of the more pernicious myths about GMOs along the way.
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The broadness of biotechnology serves to connect different types of modern plant breeding techniques with the potential to improve global food security. However, the topic goes beyond the specific example consumers’ associate with the term—genetic modification. As a result, it is often unclear if consumers really know what they claim to understand and the efforts to clarify the science and reasoning behind the use of these practices is often obscured. Two online surveys of 500 Canadians were conducted in 2017. Three-quarters of Canadians have high levels of trust in those who provide information about food, yet two-thirds believe that modern plant breeding technologies are unnatural. Canadians lack basic knowledge about modern plant breeding practices and technologies and possess high levels of uncertainty regarding the potential for benefits or externalities to develop from the commercialization of new genome editing plant breeding technologies.
— Read on cabiagbio.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s43170-021-00036-9
Experts Tackle Importance of New Breeding Technologies in Food and Nutritional Security- Crop Biotech Update (April 7, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
— Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-antiscience-movement-is-escalating-going-global-and-killing-thousands/
An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what’s the real story?
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The world has experienced a shockingly mild 2020-2021 flu season, defying the expectations of many infectious disease researchers. How
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/17/podcast-why-no-flu-season-cloning-endangered-species-free-speech-vs-science-on-college-campuses/
In 2009, the genome editing tool CRISPR was introduced, which allows scientists to edit the DNA of organisms such as plants, bacteria and animals to
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