The USDA has released final GMO regulations, which the Center for Food Safety has claimed are detrimental to the health of farmers and consumers.
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An Agricultural Economist Professor has argued that fears about plant breeding technologies could be resolved through clearer discourse at an authority level.
Prime editing is a ‘search-and-replace’ genome editing technology in molecular biology by which the genome of living organisms may be modified to include desired traits.
Genetically modified food has faced opposition from both consumers and decision-makers alike. Here, Dr. Oliver Peoples, PhD., CEO of Yield10 Bioscience, suggests that, with modern understanding of their benefits, GMO crops could hold the answer to ensuring the food security of the future.
Two key enzymes have been identified that release sulphur from health-beneficial chemicals in thale cress to promote growth in sulphur-deficient conditions.
Golden Rice is said to reduce Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), but a new study has suggested that those most at risk of VAD do not have sufficient access to the GM crop.
In a speech at the Old Royal Naval College, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hinted at the possibility of allowing genetically modified food to enter the UK from the US, with campaigners arguing this could pose a health risk to the UK public.
The authors conducted experimental web-based surveys to obtain clearer understanding of both experts and public perception of the benefits, risks and value of utilising gene editing technology for the breeding of crops compared to other technologies.
The research into public perceptions of GM foods found that 52 percent of respondents would be less likely to consume a product if they found out it had been genetically modified.
Consumers' mistrust of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite assurances from the scientific community and food experts, is said to be a growing concern for the food and beverage industry.
Studies and campaigns have suggested more and more that moving to plant-based diets, or consuming less meat, is essential to combating the climate crisis and improving health, but scientists have stated that GM could provide another solution.
49 percent of US consumers are driven by health concerns when buying meat and dairy alternatives, according to Innova Market Insights' 2018 consumer survey, and Equinom thinks it has the next big thing.