Insects: The sustainable future of food and feed?

Insects: The sustainable future of food and feed?

Busani Bafana | 
Call it protein on the fly, on the shuffle or on the crawl. Insects are the future of food, offering ...
GLP Podcast: End climate 'alarmism'; FDA vs kratom; Is 'GMO' ice cream dangerous? Nope

GLP Podcast: End climate ‘alarmism’; FDA vs kratom; Is ‘GMO’ ice cream dangerous? Nope

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Human-caused climate is occurring, but the science community may be amplifying the public's skepticism with failed "alarmist" predictions. Is kratom ...
For the first time, India opens gates to imported GM farm products for use as animal feed

For the first time, India opens gates to imported GM farm products for use as animal feed

Parthasarathi Biswas | 
The first consignment of 50,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GM) soyameal from Bangladesh has arrived in India via the land ...
Viewpoint: Why criticism of the Green Revolution is misplaced

Viewpoint: Why criticism of the Green Revolution is misplaced

Jack DeWitt | 
The wheat varieties developed by Norman Borlaug and his Mexican team [during the Green Revolution] swept over Asia in the ...
Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Uchechi Moses | 
A burning issue in the world today is climate change. Across Africa, the effects are complex. They range from the ...
First global index of pollinator population changes: Habitat loss and land management are primary drivers, with pesticides last

First global index of pollinator population changes: Habitat loss and land management are primary drivers, with pesticides last

Fred Lewsey | 
The top three global causes of pollinator loss are habitat destruction, followed by land management – primarily the grazing, fertilizers ...
Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Tong Wang | 
Open the freezer door and there, way in the back, may be an old carton of ice cream growing spikes ...
Kenya’s first crop of GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton ready for harvest

Kenya’s first crop of GMO Bt insect-resistant cotton ready for harvest

Irungu Mwangi | 
After waiting for nearly two decades for the commercialisation of BT cotton, there is finally some light at the end ...
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‘Local food cannot simply be equated with sustainable food’: Independent study challenges conventional wisdom of always ‘buying local’

Cameron English | 
If there's one thing everyone should know about science, it's this: what the evidence shows about a topic and what ...
GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

Luis Ventura | 
Social media has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other. Much has been written about the negative consequences of ...
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10% — not 75% — of crop yield is pollinator-dependent: Our World in Data debunks claims that global food supply is imminently endangered by ‘disappearing’ insects

Hannah Ritchie | 
It’s unfortunate that the wildlife we care least about provides us with the most functional value. We favor the bears ...
Wineries in California have been under siege for decades. There’s finally hope that grapevines can be saved from bacterial disease

Wineries in California have been under siege for decades. There’s finally hope that grapevines can be saved from bacterial disease

Agostino Petroni | 
In 1961, Adam Tolmach planted a five-acre vineyard on land he had inherited from his grandfather in the wine-growing region ...
Drought tolerant, disease resistant GMO corn that produces 3 times the yield of conventional or organic? It's a reality in a Nigerian trial

Drought tolerant, disease resistant GMO corn that produces 3 times the yield of conventional or organic? It’s a reality in a Nigerian trial

Data from the third confined field trial of the TELA Maize project, that is being carried out at the Institute ...
Will tomatoes be the next big commercial crop for vertical farms?

Will tomatoes be the next big commercial crop for vertical farms?

David Kuack | 
What crops come to mind when you think of vertical farm production? Leafy greens, microgreens and herbs are likely the ...
GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
The Philippines has finally approved Golden Rice, and Greenpeace is doing everything in its power to reverse the decision. A ...
Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

Emily Unglesbee | 
For the first time in nearly a decade, Dan Hesterberg poured a few bags of untreated corn seed into his ...
A tomato that requires no pesticides to grow?

A tomato that requires no pesticides to grow?

West Virginia University researcher [Vagner Benedito] believes he will be able to develop a tomato that requires little to no ...
Biryani boost: Raft of gene editing innovations can improve rice quality and flavors

Biryani boost: Raft of gene editing innovations can improve rice quality and flavors

Today, biryani is a staple in millions of kitchens around the world. And yet, no two are alike. Myriad add-ons ...
Who are the scientists who paved the way to modern crop breeding?

Who are the scientists who paved the way to modern crop breeding?

Carol Curchoe | 
[Here are] some of the agricultural industry’s biggest game-changers over the past two centuries. They may not be household names, ...
GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Russia wants to produce allergen-free milk using animal gene editing. How much progress have they made? If you're bored with ...
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Re-examining 10 science-challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

Layla Katiraee | 
The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
‘All positives’: 17 years after GM corn introduction, the Philippines shows sharp increase in output and household incomes — with the poor benefiting the most

‘All positives’: 17 years after GM corn introduction, the Philippines shows sharp increase in output and household incomes — with the poor benefiting the most

Genetically modified yellow corn has increasingly been used in the Philippines since 2002. In just a period of 17 years, ...
Activists and 'celebrity figures' are turning public opinion against crop biotechnology in Mexico

Activists and ‘celebrity figures’ are turning public opinion against crop biotechnology in Mexico

Luis Ventura | 
On New Year’s Eve 2020, the Mexican government announced its plan to ban GMO corn and phase out GMO corn ...
Nigeria moves forward with nitrogen-efficient GMO rice

Nigeria moves forward with nitrogen-efficient GMO rice

Nkechi Isaac | 
Still basking in the euphoria of commercializing sub-Saharan Africa’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop — insect-resistant cowpea —Nigeria has ...
Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Andrew Porterfield | 
Europe is currently in a frenzy trying to drum up enough support to dramatically rollback approvals of targeted synthetic pesticides, ...
Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impacts?

Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impacts?

Iida Ruishalme | 
A Swedish Food Agency report compared environmental impacts of conventional farming against those of organic farming ...
‘Despite the challenges of misinformation, the technology has enjoyed the confidence of farmers, researchers and policymakers’: Bt insect-resistant cotton celebrates 20 years of increased productivity

‘Despite the challenges of misinformation, the technology has enjoyed the confidence of farmers, researchers and policymakers’: Bt insect-resistant cotton celebrates 20 years of increased productivity

In the year 2022, Bt cotton will complete two decades of cultivation in India. Despite the challenges of misinformation, the ...
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