The key to eliminating Zika? Since 2015, the U.S. and U.S. territories have reported 5,074 and 38,306 cases of Zika, respectively. The Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito

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Scientists at University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically engineered pigs to be resistant to the virus that causes Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome. A disaster once dubbed the “mystery swine disease”.

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A big piece that made the front page of the New York Times over the weekend takes aim at two of the most prominent arguments in favor of genetically modified crops: They increase yields (meaning we can get a lot more food from less land) and reduce pesticide use (meaning we’re poisoning that land and ourselves a lot less)

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As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells

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The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat. But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides

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New Food Labeling Law

September 13, 2016

‘Victory wrapped inside a defeat’?

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Nearly all food labels in Vermont are now required to disclose when products include genetically engineered ingredients. The requirement, passed two years ago, became effective on Friday

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The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country’s most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group’s new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much more space devoted to concerns about genetically modified foods, including social and economic ones

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