If you take genes from another kind of plant, or bacteria, and insert them into a crop like soybeans, the result is considered a GMO. You need government approval to sell a new GMO. If you just take a snippet out of a gene without inserting anything new, though, the product falls into a gray area

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High-tech meat alternatives are grabbing a lot of headlines these days. Meanwhile, Lou Cooperhouse was in a San Diego office park quietly forging plans to disrupt another more fragmented and opaque sector of the food industry: seafood

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Death by Diet

April 30, 2019

The race to transform the world’s bad food habits. Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-chair of the annual Global Nutrition Report – described as the world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition – said diets were “the number one cause of disease, disability and death”

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Register now for this free online conference. Scheduled for Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Speakers include our Jessica Fanzo.

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In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits & longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — & that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time. Study authors include our Jessica Fanzo

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“We call it the Great Food Transformation,” said Jessica Fanzo, director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Maryland. “While that may sound dramatic, we need big transformation and massive cooperation to meet this global challenge.”

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The country’s biggest meat companies are investing in vegan foods. Here’s why

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Protein of the Future

March 18, 2019

Get ready for a menu of lab-grown steaks, “bleeding” plant burgers, and cricket smoothies – w comments from our Ruth Faden and Jess Fanzo

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