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Gene-edited pig meat and cell-cultured chicken approved by FDA

Very soon, cultured chicken meat will be served in big-city restaurants. CRISPR (gene-edited) pig meat developed at Washington State University (WSU) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human consumption as sausages. Gene-edited products are allowed on the market in the U.S., unlabeled, and do not require FDA approval. Lead WSU […]

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German and Austrian agriculture ministers oppose EU proposal to deregulate gene-edited plants

While the agriculture ministers from Germany and Austria strongly dispute the deregulation of new genetic techniques (NGTs), they are unlikely to block the EU’s proposal with so many countries and government bodies in favor of it. More probable is an attempt to negotiate as a united front—to protect their organic sectors and prevent large corporations […]

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AquaBounty’s “pause” on Ohio GMO salmon farm construction is latest setback for “Frankenfish” developer

AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., maker of the controversial genetically engineered salmon, recently announced that it would pause construction of its GMO salmon farm in Ohio due to a “substantial increase in its estimated cost of completion.” This marks the latest setback for the GMO salmon producer. This past February, AquaBounty announced it would it will stop […]

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Junked robot: Syn-bio company Perfect Day dumps consumer brand, including Brave Robot ice cream

By Ken Roseboro Synthetic biology protein producer Perfect Day recently dumped its consumer facing business, The Urgent Company (TUC), and laid off about 15% of its workforce. The company said it made the moves to focus on its business-to-business ingredient sales and nth bio “consulting” precision fermentation business. The TUC division comprised four brands: Modern Kitchen (cream […]

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GMO wheat contaminating conventional wheat in Argentina

Maker of the GMO wheat, Bioceres-Indear, reported that 25 mills are mixing the GMO wheat with conventional wheat. The GMO wheat, which is genetically engineered to withstand sprays of the toxic glufosinate ammonium, was denounced by more than a thousand scientists, producers (both agroecological and agribusiness), and socio-environmental organizations.  Bioceres-Indear claims that its own studies […]

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