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Gene-edited soybean oil now served in Midwest restaurants

Consumers won’t know it, but the oil served at particular Midwestern restaurants is a soybean oil, Calyno, that has been produced using gene editing techniques. The soybean oil is being used in salad dressing and for frying—in the restaurant chain and food service industry—and is claimed to have no trans fats and longer shelf life. […]

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United Nations hits the brakes on gene drives

Landmark Convention on Biological Diversity decision calls on governments to conduct strict risk assessments and seek indigenous and local peoples’ consent ahead of potential release of “exterminator” technology. The UN recently made a significant global decision on how to govern a high-risk, new genetic engineering technology—gene drives. “This important decision puts controls on gene drives […]

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Experts agree: New GMOs can be detected

A French scientist and other experts rebut claims that genome-edited products cannot be distinguished from natural products, and thus cannot be detected or regulated GMO proponents lobbying for lax regulation of genetically modified plants and animals produced with “new GM” techniques, including genome editing, argue that living organisms naturally contain many mutations (DNA damage), making […]

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Scientists have “hacked photosynthesis” in search of more productive crops

Photosynthesis, the process through which plants take in carbon dioxide and produce food using energy from the sun, has been working well to support life on Earth for quite some time. The protein Rubisco plays a key function, that scientists from the University of Illinois are focused on repairing. “It has what we like to […]

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Paper claiming “extreme” GMO opponents are ignorant contains many flawed assumptions

A new survey labels GM food opponents ignorant extremists. Claire Robinson asks whether the evidence stands up A new paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour claims that people who are most opposed to genetically modified foods actually know the least. But a closer look by Claire Robinson of GM Watch reveals many flaws […]

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