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Researchers at DuPont Pioneer have published a study about a strain of corn engineered with CRISPR to be more resistant to drought. And it could soon be the first-ever CRISPR-modified crop to go on sale. How will this change the conversation about biotechnology and agriculture?
Are transgenic varieties of crops better suited to fighting #climatechange and other global challenges? What does the future hold for some of the crops that have not 'made it' commercially? Should researchers go back to the drawing board?
Why #antiGMO activists' push for #organics, a seed banks won't matter in the larger scope of feeding the world's hungry. What role does genetics, #GMO science play in the failure of activists' goals of feeding the world?
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton on Aug. 25 issued an executive order limiting the use of nicotine-based pesticides known as Neonicotinoids and initiating several other actions in an effort to reverse the decline of Pollinators. The order creates some of the strictest regulations for pesticide use in any state. Will this make a difference with bee populations?
Glyphosate--an herbicide pioneered by Monsanto but now off patent--has emerged as a proxy for critics of crop biotechnology and intensive agriculture. They've latched on to a designation by a World Health Organization sub-group, the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), that glyphosate is a hazard--"probably carcinogenic" it concluded. What does that mean--to the public and regulators?
If the public were to believe what the media, #organic proponents are saying, it would come off as though the United Nations​ has solely endorsed organic farming. But have they?
My journey from suburban mom and chef to GMO and science advocate
Vandana Shiva -- Eco Activist. Heard her on NPR today and want to follow up and read more about her. She's amazing.
"Bt-corn is a good example," Rice University researcher Scott Egan said. "It's a wonderful invention that lets us produce more corn per unit area. But then that corn and the detritus—the leaves, stems and roots—get into the creek system." Egan explains that Caddisflies, which are are a critical member of aquatic ecosystems, may be harmed by eating these remnants.
Are #Europeans consuming #GMO wheat? Why is there no uproar about it?
#Conventional farmers, especially those who grow genetically modified crops, are often accused of “dousing” or “drowning” their fields in chemical pesticides. Here’s a reality check.
Organic farmer pleas for Coexistence in agriculture using Sustainability benefits in conventional and organic farming practices. Can her plea for technology and being good stewards of the earth in the best of all farming practices without excluding environmentally-benefitting biotechnology reach both sides of organic vs GMO debate?
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No, Monsanto is not killing Indian farmers.   Article breaking down the myths, the history, & what's going on in India.