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The gene-editing tool Crispr can be used to make mushrooms that don't brown or strawberries with a longer shelf life.

We’ll be eating the first Crispr’d foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

A UC Berkeley geneticist who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider its most profound impacts will be on agriculture.
David Renteln, the cofounder of Soylent, has a new startup that makes nicotine gum.

The CEO of Silicon Valley’s favorite meal-replacement startup shares why he thinks the tide is shifting on genetic engineering

"The pendulum is swinging in favor of the science," Soylent CEO Bryan Crowley told Business Insider.
A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France.

A judge has slashed the amount Monsanto has to pay in a lawsuit over a common weed-killer chemical’s cancer risk

A judge reduced the amount Monsanto was ordered to pay to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company's herbicide. The latest news does not mean that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes cancer.
A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris, France.

A common weed-killer chemical is at the heart of a $289 million cancer lawsuit against Monsanto. Here’s how worried you should be

A jury recently ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company's popular herbicide. But the trial outcome does not mean that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — causes cancer.

Silicon Valley’s favorite veggie burger is about to hit a wave of controversy — but scientists say it’s bogus

Heme — the magic spark that gives the Impossible Burger its meaty essence and even allows it to "bleed" like a beef burger — is under fire.

A blockbuster gene-editing tool just got one step closer to overtaking GMOs

In its latest statement, the USDA said that it had no plans to regulate Crispr crops, a move that clears the way for a host of new foods like produce.

A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agricult...

Monsanto is going beyond GMOs and investing in the gene-editing startup Pairwise. The deal could herald the arrival of the first Crispr produce.

Bill Gates calls GMOs ‘perfectly healthy’ — and scientists say he’s right

Bill Gates has a message for those advocating against genetically modified organisms: I'm disappointed.

11 things people think are terrible for your diet that actually aren’t

From artificial sweeteners to potatoes, a lot of harmless products get an unfairly bad rap. Here are some, along with a healthy dose of science.

Another region is joining in the fight to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika

The Cayman Islands are introducing genetically modified mosquitoes in an attempt to curb the spread of Zika.