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Exploring the potential of genetically engineered crops in agriculture and the environment

Exploring the potential of genetically engineered crops in agriculture and the environment

Researchers argue that genetically engineered crops could significantly reduce carbon emissions, despite widespread skepticism and regulatory challenges.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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NC State researchers engineer 'promising' plastic-degrading microbe to help polluted oceans

North Carolina State University researchers have genetically modified bacteria to break down ocean-polluting plastics commonly used in water bottles and clothing.
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Super crops are coming: Is Europe ready for a new generation of gene-edited plants?

The European Commission’s proposal to legalize lab-tweaked crops pits Big Agri against environmental campaigners and small farmers.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes may protect the world from disease

Modified mosquitoes could breed themselves out of existence, eliminating dengue, Zika and yellow fever.
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For insect farming to work, scientists need to build a better bug

Faster-growing, fatter critters could provide the protein needed to raise more climate-friendly livestock and pets.
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What’s on the Thanksgiving table in a hotter, drier world?

What’s on the Thanksgiving table in a hotter, drier world?

Wild boar. Kelp salad. Crickets in your pie crust. These are just a few things that may end up on Thanksgiving menus as climate change takes its toll on the planet.
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Sarah Garland, Jan Dutkiewicz: What should we call lab meat? (Probably not “lab meat.”)

It’s real meat, biologically speaking, not a plant-based imitation. But it didn’t come from a living, breathing animal. The words used to brand it could make all the difference—just ask GMO producers.
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