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Agriculture Has a Convincing Story to Tell about Biotechnology

Science and extensive research make it perfectly clear: GMOs are safe.

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USDA will Try Again on Update of Biotechnology Regulations

For the third time in a decade, the Agriculture Department is starting anew on a modernization of its regulation of biotech plants. As part of the new search for “the most effective, science-based approach” to regulation, the USDA ditched a proposal that would have covered genome-editing techniques, such as CRISPR,[…]

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More Genes Active in High-Performance Maize

When two maize inbred lines are crossed with each other, an interesting effect occurs: The hybrid offspring have a significantly higher yield than either of the two parent plants. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now investigated a number of genetically distinct hybrids.   Read more

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