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Bad weather hits apricot crop again

There’s a saying in Spanish that ‘it never rains to everyone’s liking’ — and like so many of the old…

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Cutting air pollution could boost crop yields by up to 28 per cent

Analysis of air pollution and crop health via satellite imagery suggests that limiting emissions of nitrogen dioxide, a potent greenhouse…

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UK to relax law on gene-edited food in post-Brexit change from EU

The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill being introduced to Parliament will allow gene-edited crops to be developed and grown in…

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Gene-edited tomato offers new plant-based source of vitamin D

Scientists used CRISPR technology to make a tiny edit in a gene to stop tomato plants producing an enzyme that…

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Priceless samples from Ukraine’s seed bank destroyed in bomb attack

Part of Ukraine’s national seed bank, a repository of genetic diversity, has apparently been destroyed, and the rest of the…

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Releasing sterile male fruit flies in fields cuts crop damage by 90%

Sterile male flies released in fields mate with females that then lay far fewer eggs, drastically reducing the damage the…

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Antibiotic used on crops might make it harder for bumblebees to forage

Streptomycin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial diseases in apple orchards, might have a negative impact on bee foraging behaviour…

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Non-profit tackles food insecurity and food waste

Non-profit tackles food insecurity and food waste – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Over the past two years, food insecurity…

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Gene-edited food 5 years from sale in UK, says government scientist

The UK passed a law to help researchers do trials of gene-edited crops, and the chief scientist at the UK’s…

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Gene-edited food is 5 years away in England, says government scientist

The UK parliament passed a law to help researchers do trials of gene-edited crops in England, and the chief scientist…

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