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August 2023

Growing more with less

Robert Horn, International Monetary Fund, December 2023

Growing More with Less by Robert Horn (imf.org)

COP28: 7 food and agriculture innovations needed to protect the climate and feed a rapidly growing world

Paul Winters, The Conversation, December 2023

COP28: 7 food and agriculture innovations needed to protect the climate and feed a rapidly growing world (theconversation.com)

Vertically farmed greens taste as good as organic ones

Science Daily, December 2023

Vertically farmed greens taste as good as organic ones | ScienceDaily

 

Sustainability in Canada and Europe: An Assessment after 25 Years of GM Crop Production

Stuart J. Smith, American Chemical Society, December 2023

Sustainability in Canada and Europe: An Assessment after 25 Years of GM Crop Production | ACS Agricultural Science & Technology

 

Are healthy foods automatically sustainable, too?

Science Daily, December 2023

Are healthy foods automatically sustainable, too? | ScienceDaily

Commentary: How ‘startling’ findings outpace thorough science in policymaking

Richard Williams & Nathan Schachtman, Jacksonville Journal Courier, December 2023

‘Startling’ outpaces science — Richard Williams, Nathan Schachtman (myjournalcourier.com)

How the Green New Deal Met Its Demise In Europe

Bill Wirtz, Real Clear Markets, November 2023

How the Green New Deal Met Its Demise In Europe | RealClearMarkets

Europe tried it green and failed

Bill Wirtz, Washington Examiner, November 2023

Europe tried it green and failed | Washington Examiner

Will higher food prices shift demand for niche market products?

Stuart Smyth, SAI Food, November 2023

Will Higher Food Prices Shift Consumer Demands For Niche Market Products? - SAIFood

Big Steps Towards Plant Breeding’s Holy Grail: Apomixis

Seed World, November 2023

Big Steps Towards Plant Breeding’s Holy Grail: Apomixis - Seed World US

Time to invest in the next agricultural revolution

Dr Matthew Partridge, Newsweek, November 2023

The next agricultural revolution is here. Time to invest. | MoneyWeek

Mexican GMO Trade Dispute Relying On Faulty Claims, Retracted Research

Rob Wager, Issues & Insights, November 2023

Mexican GMO Trade Dispute Relying On Faulty Claims, Retracted Research – Issues & Insights (issuesinsights.com)

Genomic crop research goes wild

Stuart Smyth, Western Producer, November 2023

Genomic crop research goes wild | The Western Producer

 

The Solution to Ag’s Biggest Problems? Start with a Seed

Andy Lavigne, Seed World, November 2023

The Solution to Ag’s Biggest Problems? Start with a Seed - Seed World US

Scientists show how to turn lunar soil fertile for agriculture

Will Dunham, Reuters, November 2023

Scientists show how to turn lunar soil fertile for agriculture | Reuters

 

Researchers develop oil-rich rice strain

China Daily, November 2023

Researchers develop oil-rich rice strain - Chinadaily.com.cn

Gene editing: How it works and what it could do for the dairy industry

Tad Sonstegard, Ag Proud, November 2023

Gene editing: How it works and what it could do for the dairy industry | Ag Proud

How herbicide-tolerant varieties can make rice farming less water-intensive
The Federal, November 2023

How herbicide-tolerant varieties can make rice farming less water-intensive (thefederal.com)

Striking the balance: Catalyzing a sustainable land-use transition

McKinsey, November 2023

Striking the balance: catalyzing a sustainable land use transition | McKinsey

Global Agriculture Needs An Evergreen Revolution

Shely Aronov, Forbes, November 2023

Global Agriculture Needs An Evergreen Revolution (forbes.com)

Speaking Up in Support of the Tools That Support Sustainable Agriculture

Gabriel Carballal, Global Farmer Network, November 2023

Speaking Up in Support of the Tools That Support Sustainable Agriculture – Global Farmer Network

Cover crops help the climate and environment but most farmers say no. Many fear losing money

ABC News, November 2023

Cover crops help the climate and environment but most farmers say no. Many fear losing money - ABC News (go.com)

Canola yields reach new heights

The Western Producer, November 2023

Canola yields reach new heights | The Western Producer

Unilever unearths regen ag findings for Knorr and Hellmann’s: ‘The time for pilots is over. It’s time to go big’

Flora Southey, Food Navigator, November 2023

Unilever unearths regenerative agriculture findings for Knorr, Hellmann’s ingredients (foodnavigator.com)

Have UK’s Agri-Tech Centres achieved and what’s next?

Philip Clarke, Farmers Weekly, November 2023

Have UK's Agri-Tech Centres achieved and what's next? - Farmers Weekly (fwi.co.uk)

Why can’t we just quit cows?

Naoki Nitta, Grist, November 2023

Why can't we just quit cows? | Grist

Farmers, seed producers welcome science-based reform to EU gene editing rules

Mark Lynas, Alliance for Science, October 2023

Farmers, seed producers welcome science-based reform to EU gene editing rules - Alliance for Science

Has the fight back by agriculture now been triggered?

Richard Wright, The Scottish Farmer, October 2023

Has the fight back by agriculture now been triggered? | The Scottish Farmer

 

Surge in cotton production good news for Pakistan's textile industry

The Nation, October 2023

Surge in cotton production good news for Pakistan's textile industry (nation.com.pk)

Why restrictive agroecology can’t be a solution to food insecurity in Africa

Otieno Panya, Business Daily, October 2023

Why restrictive agroecology can’t be a solution to food insecurity in Africa - Business Daily (businessdailyafrica.com)

Resurrection of Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU?

Petra Jorasch, Seed World Europe, October 2023

Resurrection of Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU? - Seed World Europe (european-seed.com)

CRISPR chickens hint at what’s next for the gene-modified food chain

Fast Company, October 2023

CRISPR chickens hint at what's next for the gene-edited food chain (fastcompany.com)

Seeds of Uncertainty: Our Industry Needs to Prepare for What’s Coming

Marc Zienkiewicz, Seed World, October 2023

Seeds of Uncertainty: Our Industry Needs to Prepare for What’s Coming - Seed World US

 

‘Win for science’ as French court dismisses defamation lawsuit by anti-GMO scientist Seralini

Alliance for Science, 19 October 2023

'Win for science' as French court dismisses defamation lawsuit by anti-GMO scientist Seralini % Alliance for Science

Gene editing in pigs – making the case for a potentially revolutionary technology

Alistair Driver, Pig World, October 2023

Gene editing in pigs – making the case for a potentially revolutionary technology - Pig World (pig-world.co.uk)

 

China Approves GM Corn and Soybean Seed Varieties in Crop Boost

Bloomberg, October 2023

China Approves GM Corn and Soybean Seed Varieties in Crop Boost (yahoo.com)

Could superpowered plants be the heroes of the climate crisis?

Zoe Corbyn, The Observer, October 2023

Could superpowered plants be the heroes of the climate crisis? | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Science wins as Kenyan court dismisses landmark case against GMOs

Godfrey Ombogo, Alliance for Science, October 2023

Science wins as Kenyan court dismisses landmark case against GMOs - Alliance for Science

Glyphosate safer than hot water for bees, says Amenity Forum

Horticulture Week, October 2023

Glyphosate safer than hot water for bees, says Amenity Forum | HortWeek

Enteric emissions: Should cattle be excused for their belches?

Judson Christopherson, SAI Food, October 2023

Enteric Emissions: Should Cattle Be Excused For Their Belches? - SAIFood

We don’t need to choose between global starvation and climate chaos

Jemima Lewis, The Telegraph, October 2023

We don’t need to choose between global starvation and climate chaos (telegraph.co.uk)

Full short-term ban on glyphosate could be counterproductive

Wageningen University & Research, October 2023

Full short-term ban on glyphosate could be counterproductive - WUR

There Is Nothing 'Natural' About Organic Farming And If You Care About 'Sustainable', You Need Science

Hank Campbell, Science 2.0, October 2023

There Is Nothing 'Natural' About Organic Farming And If You Care About 'Sustainable', You Need Science | Science 2.0 (science20.com)

Time for a national conversation about GE?

Wayne Langford, Farmers Weekly (NZ), October 2023

Time for a national conversation about GE? (farmersweekly.co.nz)

The Global State of New Gene Editing Techniques Used for Food-Producing Animals

Food Safety News, October 2023

The Global State of New Gene Editing Techniques Used for Food-Producing Animals | Food Safety (food-safety.com)

 

Do GMOs fit into a regenerative agriculture system?

Amanda Zalukyj, AgDaily, October 2023

Do GMOs fit into a regenerative agriculture system? | AGDAILY

The Cruel Fantasies of Well-Fed People

George Monbiot, October 2023

The Cruel Fantasies of Well-Fed People – George Monbiot

The Inhibition of Innovation

David J. Bertioli & Henry I. Miller, Cato Institute, October 2023

The Inhibition of Innovation | Cato Institute

Tropic brings novel gene editing approach to corn and soybeans via Corteva partnership

AgFunder News, 3 October 2023

Tropic, Corteva bring gene editing to corn and soybeans (agfundernews.com)

Canada must reject ideological EU farm practices

National Newswatch, October 2023

Canada must reject ideological EU farm practices | National Newswatch

Is organic better? Not if you follow the evidence, researcher says

Harvard Gazette, September 2023

Is organic better? – Harvard Gazette

There's no evidence eating organic is better for you, study finds

Body & Soul, September 2023

Are organic fruit and vegetables better for you? Study finds there’s no evidence | body+soul (bodyandsoul.com.au)

GMOs are part of the solution, not the problem

Jacob Unruh, The Sunflower, September 2023

OPINION: GMOs are part of the solution, not the problem – The Sunflower

If the Future Could Whisper, What Would It Say? CRISPR!

Ooma Dima, Seed World, September 2023

If the Future Could Whisper, What Would It Say? CRISPR! - Seed World

Could CRISPR save us from a future of food scarcity?

Jessica Byrne, thred, September 2023

Could CRISPR save us from a future of food scarcity? - Thred Website  

Technology, Not Climate, Will Determine the Future of our Food System

The Breakthrough Institute, September 2023

Technology, Not Climate, Will Determine… | The Breakthrough Institute

 

Farmers in Ireland ‘losing competitiveness’ because of GM crops ban

Newstalk, 28 September 2023

Irish farmers 'losing competitiveness' because of GM crops ban | Newstalk

I'm a Harvard researcher - this is why buying 'organic' food is a total con

Daily Mail, September 2023

I'm a Harvard researcher - this is why buying 'organic' food is a total con | Daily Mail Online

 

The Future is CRISPR

Modern Farmer, September 2023

The Future is CRISPR - Modern Farmer

Canola’s opportunities abound as breeding, uses advance: IRC

Grain Central, 26 September 2023

Canola's opportunities abound as breeding, uses advance: IRC - Grain Central

 

VIDEO: How farmers can cut emissions

Attracta Mooney, Financial Times, September 2023

How farmers can cut emissions | FT Climate Capital | Financial Times

Plant protection products – where we stand on glyphosate

NFU, September 2023

NFU position on glyphosate – NFUonline

Meet the Climate-Defying Fruits and Vegetables in Your Future

New York Times, 25 September 2023

Meet the Climate-Defying Fruits and Vegetables in Your Future - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Ancient Plant Protein Could Create Climate-Resilient Crops

Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, September 2023

Ancient Plant Protein Could Create Climate-Resilient Crops (forbes.com)

 

The Power of 'Magic Beans'

Jason Jenkins, Progressive Farmer, September 2023

The Power of 'Magic Beans' (dtnpf.com)

Building food and agriculture businesses for a green future

McKinsey, September 2023

Building food and agriculture businesses for a green future | McKinsey

What makes the politics of agricultural pesticides so explosive?

Bill Wirtz, Washington Post, September 2023

What makes the politics of agricultural pesticides so explosive? - Washington Times

What scientists need to do to accelerate progress on the SDGs

Cameron Allen et al, Nature, September 2023

What scientists need to do to accelerate progress on the SDGs (nature.com)

Beyond plastic – Consumers prefer food packaging derived from genetically modified plants

Ursula Weisenfeld et al, Research Policy, September 2023

Beyond plastic – Consumers prefer food packaging derived from genetically modified plants - ScienceDirect

Europe’s Agriculture Reform Is Failing

Bill Wirtz, DC Journal, September 2023

Europe’s Agriculture Reform Is Failing – DC Journal - InsideSources

Farming Feeds Billions But Climate Impacts Need Fixing

Michael Barnard, Forbes, September 2023

Farming Feeds Billions But Climate Impacts Need Fixing (forbes.com)

Successful plant-based protein industry would help meat producers

Margaret Donnelly, Farming Independent, September 2023

‘Successful plant-based protein industry would help meat producers’ | Independent.ie

It’s not your imagination, brussels sprouts do taste better. How gene editing is changing how we grow and eat food

Teresa Bjork, Iowa Farm Bureau, September 2023

It’s not your imagination, brussels sprouts do taste better. How gene editing is changing how we grow and eat food (iowafarmbureau.com)

Canadian innovation beats EU precaution in agriculture sustainability

Stuart Smyth, Macdonald Laurier Institute, September 2023

Canadian innovation beats EU precaution in agriculture sustainability: Stuart Smyth for Inside Policy | Macdonald-Laurier Institute (macdonaldlaurier.ca)

 

‘Consumers have never cared more and known less about food’

Agriland, September 2023

'Consumers have never cared more and known less about food' - Agriland.ie

Lab grown fruit - scientists aim to break new ground with cellular horticulture research

Plant & Food Research, September 2023

Lab grown fruit - scientists aim to break new ground with cellular horticulture research · Plant & Food Research (plantandfood.com)

Majority of EU agri-council supports NGT deregulation

European Biotechnology, September 2023

Majority of EU agri-council supports NGT deregulation - European Biotechnology (european-biotechnology.com)

Genetically engineered pink pineapples are flying off shelves: What gives them their distinctive color?

LiveScience, September 2023

Pink pineapples are in high demand | Live Science

In defence of modern agriculture: is the ‘old way’ always better?

Brendan O’Keefe, The Farmer, September 2023

In defence of modern agriculture: is the ‘old way’ always better?  - The Farmer Magazine

10 Reasons Why Being Anti-GMO Means Being Against Social Justice

Debunking Denialism, September 2023

10 Reasons Why Being Anti-GMO Means Being Against Social Justice - Debunking Denialism

Illinois State University research on pennycress aims to go from weed to cash crop

Illinois Farmer Today, September 2023

Illinois State University research on pennycress aims to go from weed to cash crop (pantagraph.com)

Chemical fertilizer is a climate disaster. Can high-tech biology fix it?

Canary Media, August 2023

Chemical fertilizer is a climate disaster. Can… | Canary Media

10 longstanding nutrition myths, debunked by experts

Margaret Darby, Deseret News, August 2023,

The top 10 nutrition myths, debunked by experts - Deseret News

How Are We Going To Feed The World? A New Mindset For Food Security

Penny Abeywardena, Forbes, August 2023

How Are We Going To Feed The World? A New Mindset For Food Security (ampproject.org)

Genetically Modified Food to the Rescue?

Men’s Health, August 2023

The Benefits of Genetically Modified Food and Is It Safe? (menshealth.com)

GMOs: Good, Man-Made Organisms

Angelica Walker-Werth, The Objective Standard, August 2023

GMOs: Good, Man-Made Organisms - The Objective Standard

Debunking Myths About Biotech Crops

Zoha Matin, Daily Times Pakistan, August 2023

Debunking Myths About Biotech Crops - Daily Times

 

Glyphosate, A.I. and Spreading Disinformation

Kevin Folta, Illumination 2.0, August 2023

Illumination 2.0: Glyphosate, A.I. and Spreading Disinformation (kfolta.blogspot.com)

Why AI could be our best soldier in the war on climate change

Martin Rees, BBC Science Focus, August 2023

Why AI could be our best soldier in the war on climate change - BBC Science Focus Magazine

 

Pseudoscientists are “being rewarded for fearmongering”

Chandre Dharma-wardana, Brussels Morning, August 2023

Pseudoscientists are “being rewarded for fearmongering” - BM (brusselsmorning.com)

 

VIDEO: Are synthetic pesticides actually good for crops?

Josh Gilder, Mind Matters, August 2023

Are Synthetic Pesticides Actually Good for Crops? | Mind Matters

Canadian farmers abandon organic certification because approved ‘natural’ chemicals can’t control devastating grasshoppers

Genetic Literacy Project, August 2023

Canadian farmers abandon organic certification because approved ‘natural’ chemicals can’t control devastating grasshoppers - Genetic Literacy Project

Glyphosate and the risk of unintended consequences

Greg Doud, Agri-Pulse, August 2023

Opinion: Glyphosate and the risk of unintended consequences | Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

The Increasing Role of AI in Agriculture

Yogini Pawar, The Live Nagpur, August 2023

The Increasing Role of AI in Agriculture - The Live Nagpur

 

Regenerative agriculture. Will it provide a way forward for increased carbon?

Prof Gerry Boyle, Irish Farmers Journal, August 2023

Regenerative agriculture - will it provide a way forward for increased carbon? - 23 August 2023 Free (farmersjournal.ie)

Imagine the kind of technology that would drive farming’s future

Amanda Zaluckiyj, AgDaily, August 2023

Imagine the kind of technology that would drive farming's future | AGDAILY

 

Why technology is the answer to Africa’s farm productivity challenges

The Nation, August 2023

Why technology is the answer to Africa’s farm productivity challenges | Nation

Europe's Slow Embrace of Genetic-Food Engineering Reality

Bill Wirtz, Real Clear Markets, August 2023

Europe's Slow Embrace of Genetic-Food Engineering Reality | RealClearMarkets

 

Gene-edited mustard: Less pungent, more useful

The Indian Express, August 2023

Gene-edited mustard: Less pungent, more useful | Explained News - The Indian Express

 

Bangladesh adopts GM cotton

The Daily Star, August 2023

Bangladesh adopts GM cotton | Cotton Production in Bangladesh (thedailystar.net)

 

Chile’s Seed Sector Reaping Globalization’s Rewards

Seed World, August 2023

Chile’s Seed Sector Reaping Globalization’s Rewards - Seed World

 

With Access to the Right Tools, Africa will Help Feed the World

Patience Koku, Global Farmer Network, August 2023

With Access to the Right Tools, Africa will Help Feed the World – Global Farmer Network

How the meat and dairy sector resists competition from alternative animal products
Rob Jordan, Stanford News, August 2023

Can alternative meat compete? | Stanford News

Mass panic over energy, yet we give up our food security without a murmur

Ed Conway, The Times, August 2023

Mass panic over energy, yet we give up our food security without a murmur (thetimes.co.uk)

We’re in the lap of the gods’: UK farmers contend with extreme weather

Financial Times, August 2023

‘We’re in the lap of the gods’: UK farmers contend with extreme weather | Financial Times

Oppenheimer Reminds Scientists to Speak Up for a Better World

Dan Correa, Scientific American, August 2023

Oppenheimer Reminds Scientists to Speak Up for a Better World - Scientific American

The European Union Is Finally Coming Around to Gene-Edited Seeds

Zion Lights, Quillette, August 2023

The European Union Is Finally Coming Around to Gene-Edited Seeds (quillette.com)

 

Greenpeace’s Vile War on the Poor and Vulnerable

Henry I. Miller & Rob Wager, European Scientist, August 2023

Greenpeace’s Vile War on the Poor and Vulnerable (europeanscientist.com)

Digital orchard will bear fruit

New Zealand Herald, August 2023

Digital orchard will bear fruit - NZ Herald

 

Creating food out of thin air

Jesse Klein, GreenBiz, August 2023

Creating food out of thin air | Greenbiz

VIDEO: What doesn’t kill you…the dose makes the poison

Kite and Key Media, August 2023

How Science Can Help Us Distinguish Fake Health Scares from Real Ones (kiteandkeymedia.com)

How Wasted Food Turns into Huge Amounts of Greenhouse Gas

Deepa Padmanaban, Scientific American, August 2023

Stories by Deepa Padmanaban News and Research - Scientific American
 

Why we should embrace gene editing

Colin Campbell, The Herald, August 2023

Why we should embrace gene editing | HeraldScotland

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