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Internacional

52% of UK consumers say farmers should have access to gene-edited crops, survey finds

The public have highlighted their worry over the fragility of the food system in the face of Covid-19, climate change and possible trade interruptions. More than two thirds (66%) of adults are worried […]

Últimas

Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series of attacks on those who question whether […]

Internacional

Animal biotech could help tackle disease that costs Africa’s cattle farmers $1 billion annually

Animal biotechnology has been primed to contribute significantly towards addressing the challenge of food security, especially in the developing world. During a webinar organized by […]

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‘On-off’ immune switch in plants could lead to more disease-resistant crops

Keini Dressano, Alisa Huffaker and their colleagues at the University of California San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences have discovered a critical “on-off” switch in the plant immune […]

Dossiers

EPA proposes herbicide tiafenacil as ‘low-risk’ alternative to control glyphosate-tolerant weeds

EPA proposes tiafenacil for pre-plant and pre-emergence burndown use in corn (all types except sweet corn), cotton, soybeans and wheat. Proposed post-emergence uses include directed […]

Notícias inovação

Nanotechnology helps farmers battle drought, pests but GMO rules could slow adoption

Agriculture is responsible for 75% of global deforestation, 70% of water consumption and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. The expected […]

Notícias inovação

More meat with less environmental impact? CRISPR and one gene change could improve the sustainability of beef production

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that […]

Dossiers

US GMO crop cultivation accelerates as farmers gain access to more biotech seeds

[Editor’s note: GMO crops were widely adopted by US farmers after their initial approval in 1996. According to a new USDA report, the trend accelerated as […]

Últimas

GMO insect-resistant Bt prevents cancer and saves farmers up to $167 million per year, study shows

Previous field studies have reached no collective consensus on whether Bt corn, the most commonly planted transgenic crop worldwide, has […]

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GM insect-resistant, herbicide-tolerant corn poses no health risk, EU food safety officials say

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion which reports […]

Internacional

Gene editing among top ‘emerging innovations’ needed to reach sustainable food system, 50 experts say

An international team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up the transition to a […]

Últimas

‘Climate-resilient’ wheat may provide sustainable fiber source, promote gut health

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsher environmental conditions. […]

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Should we abandon ‘monoculture’ farming to protect biodiversity and slow climate change?

How we farm can guard against climate change and protect critical wildlife — but only if we leave single-crop farms in the dust, according to a new […]

Últimas

Bayer insect‐resistant, herbicide‐tolerant GMO corn poses no risk to human health or environment, EU food safety panel confirms

Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐014 …. from Monsanto Company the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the […]

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Climate change poses mixed consequences for agriculture: Conservation International study concludes global warming will make farming possible in regions important for biodiversity and carbon storage

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse […]

Internacional

Infographic: Without improved crop yields, farmers would need a lot more land to feed us

If we took away significant gains in cereal crops yields since 1962, farmers would have been forced to claim […]

Últimas

Climate change could increase productive farmland more than 30% – and boost carbon emissions 177 gigatons

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse […]

Internacional

GMO corn that tolerates temperature drops could help farmers protect crop yields

Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown for animal feed and biofuel. And as the […]

Internacional

Plant growth ‘on/off’ switch could help safeguard crop yields as farmers battle climate change

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth — good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by […]

Internacional

CRISPR-edited crops reveal gene responsible for salt tolerance in rice

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute reported that FLN2, a gene that encodes fructokinase-like protein2, influences sugar metabolism […]