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Food Evolution Explores the Science and Real-world Implications of GMOs

Food Evolution, a documentary directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, opens by showing the deliberations of a county council on Hawaii’s Big Island. They debate whether or not to turn the island into a GMO-free [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News|

Mars and Partners Launch Uncommon Collaboration to Crowdsource Gaming Solutions that Solve Aflatoxin

Collaboration could spell "game over" for aflatoxin - the dangerous toxin found in peanuts, spices and corn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated and collaborators launched an innovative food safety initiative to crowdsource solutions to solve aflatoxin, a little [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News, Press Releases|

USDA to Re-engage Stakeholders on Revisions to Biotechnology Regulations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it is withdrawing a proposed rule to revise the Agency’s biotechnology regulations and will re-engage with stakeholders to determine the [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News, Press Releases|

Takeaways from SynBioBeta SF 2017

Another year, another SynBioBeta conference in the books. This year we were back at the beautiful UCSF campus, one of the birthplaces of synthetic biology with the development of recombinant DNA. This was the most impressive year yet, and it [...]

ToolGen and RebelBio announce the agreement for collaboration using ToolGen’s CRISPR/Cas9 IP

Cork, Ireland & Seoul, South Korea - October 23d, 2017 - ToolGen, Inc. (KONEX, 199800), a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, and RebelBio, the world’s first life sciences accelerator, announced today that the companies have reached a collaboration agreement for [...]

Micro solutions for a macro problem: How marine algae could help feed the world

Microalgae (shown here, Haematococcus) convert water and carbon dioxide to oxygen and nutritious biomass in the presence of light. Algaennovation, CC BY William Moomaw, Tufts University and Asaf Tzachor, UCL Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Agriculture, Food, News|