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B4FA Week in Review – 18 November 2014

This week, rice geneticist Pam Ronald — who developed flood-tolerant rice (and who is also married to an organic farmer) – says it’s time to stop demonizing GMO technology and instead figure out how appropriate use might enhance agricultural sustainability. In the United States, the USDA has approved a genetically modified potato – engineered …

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B4FA Week in Review – 11 November 2014

In this week’s world bioscience news, a meta-study published this week in PLOS ONE processed data from 147 studies and found that the average agronomic and economic benefits of GM crops are large and significant. Stories from both the Economist and Genetic Literacy Project this week take a look at …

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