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Gene-edited alfalfa claims to be non-GMO

S&W Seed Company has teamed with biotech company Calyxt (Minnesota) to use TALEN gene editing technology to create an alfalfa plant with improved digestibility—a trait attractive to beef and dairy producers. S&W breeder David Mickelson calls the technology “precision breeding,” claiming the approach produces non-GMO varieties because it doesn’t involve insertion of foreign DNA but […]

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GMO pink pineapple launched, at $49 each, won’t be labeled GM

Del Monte’s genetically modified Pinkglow Pineapple is being touted as “Jewel of the Jungle,” exotic not only for its color but also for its sweeter, juicier taste. But GMO Free USA says it’s “Not wanted. Not needed. Not proven safe.” Approved in 2016 by the FDA, the pineapple has been genetically engineered to produce lower […]

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Organic & Non-GMO Report editor featured on Acres USA podcast

Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report, was recently featured on “Tractor Time,” an Acres USA podcast. Roseboro spoke about genetically engineered crops and foods and the fast-growing markets for organic and non-GMO foods. Roseboro’s interview was also featured in the November issue of Acres USA magazine. To hear the podcast, visit: […]

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GMO Bt crops are failing, and farmers are angry about it

Proponents of genetically engineered crops have often pointed to insect resistant Bt crops as a great success. Now it appears that success is turning south as more insects are developing resistance to the crops, forcing farmers to use more toxic insecticides. Bt crops contain genes from the bacillus thuringienesis bacteria that is lethal to pests […]

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EPA proposes phasing out most GMO Bt crops due to insect resistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase out more than 40 varieties of genetically modified Bt corn and cotton over the next three to five years. The move is an attempt to reduce insect resistance, which is plaguing the GMO corn and cotton varieties, rendering the varieties ineffective and causing farmers to use […]

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