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Genome of the small hive beetle sequenced

BEEKEEPERS and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle’s genome by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues. The small hive beetle (SHB) is a major...

Report: GMOs, gene editing can help feed the world

A NEW REPORT, Creating a Sustainable Food Future, published by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding the planet’s almost 10 billion people by 2050 when food demand is...

Japan may allow genome-edited food sale

JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH Labour, and Welfare Expert Committee announced their proposal to allow most of the genome-edited currently under development to be marketed without safety screening by the state. It...

US requires labeling of GMO foods as “bioengineered”

A RECENT ruling by the USDA exempts certain biotech foods from bioengineered labeling requirements, including highly refined products such as candies, cooking oils and sodas with levels of bioengineered foods...

Study: Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world

A STUDY conducted at the Iowa State University analysed dozens of previous scientific studies on the safety of Bt corn and provides an overview of the risk assessment process...

New Peruvian potato variety to help in fight against child anemia

IN DECEMBER last year, the Agriculture Minister in Peru publicly presented a new purple flesh potato variety with higher than normal concentrations of iron and zinc. The potato is...

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