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Gene Editing Technique Allows Silkworms to Produce Spider Silk

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has succeeded in using a gene editing technique to get ...
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Opportunities in Sustainable Farming

Bacteria, for the most part, is associated with illness, diseases or an unhygienic environment. Interestingly, though, up to 70% of ...
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Technological Application Crucial to Agriculture

Technological application and improved management are necessary to ensure high economic efficiency and sustainable development of agriculture amidst widespread global ...
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How a Banana Tissue Culture is Now Helping the Industry

Dr. Remedios Flamiano’s now multi-million banana tissue culture business, an application of plant biotechnology, was initially a failure, out of ...
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Biotech Crops Winning the GMO Debate with Continuing Expansion

Even as the debate over the safety of genetic modification rages on, farmers worldwide are voting with their pockets as ...
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Agri varsity Developing Biofortified Maize to Check Vitamin A Deficiency

With growing awareness on the nutritional benefit of maize and more people wanting to consume complex carbohydrates, the government is ...
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GMO Eggplant Crop Expands in Bangladesh

Farmers are continuing to rapidly adopt Bt eggplant (brinjal) in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according ...
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Japan’s Ministry Panel Debates How Much to Regulate GM Food

An expert panel of the Environment Ministry started discussions Tuesday on issues related to genome editing technology, including the range ...
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New Cotton Plants Engineered to Outcompete Weeds

Texas A&M University researchers have developed cotton plants that utilize a form of phosphorus that allows them to outcompete weeds, ...
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Bulking Up: Increasing Muscle Mass in Fish with Gene Editing

There may be concerns with genetically modified organisms (GMO), but the effectiveness of gene editing in developing more productive plants ...
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China Launches Media Campaign to Back Genetically Modified Crops

China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of ...
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Smart Farming: How Thailand’s Advancing Technology is Transforming its Agriculture Industry

As the world’s food needs grow, the agriculture industry needs transformation to match the demand. Thailand, one of the world’s ...
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Commercialization of Bt Eggplant Eyed Next Year

Taking serious steps to embrace genetically engineered (GE) technology, the Philippines aims to kickstart the commercialization of the first GE ...
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PhilRice Kicks Off Golden Rice Consultation

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has began the public consultation on the proposal for the field trial application of genetically modified Golden Rice ...
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Banana Plants can be Primed to Resist Warm Weather

A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore, suggests that banana plants can be made ...
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Bt Eggplant Improving Lives in Bangladesh

Ansar Ali earned just 11,000 taka – about $130 U.S. dollars – from eggplant he grew last year in Bangladesh ...
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Dr. Randy Hautea: Global advocate for farmers and biotechnology

Dr. Randy A. Hautea dedicated his career to improving the lives of smallholder farmers, especially in developing nations. As a ...
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Gene Editing Approach Aims for Broad Disease Resistance in Staple Food Crops

A novel gene editing approach could hold the key to broad-spectrum disease resistance in certain staple food crops without causing ...
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AgResearch Field-testing GM Ryegrass in United States

New Zealand scientists trialing a genetically modified grass in the United States say the plant could prove a game-changer for ...
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Ord Valley GM Cotton Set for Harvest Next Week

The harvest of cotton trials in the Ord Valley started in earnest this week with the hand-picking of several varieties ...
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