An article in the latest issue of the journal Current Science raises serious questions about the long-term viability of genetically-modified Bt cotton to actually do what it's intended to do, increase pest resistance.
The Vatican's science advisors have come out in support of genetically modified crops, saying that they scientists have both the right and moral duty to produce them to help the world's poor, New Scientist reports.
Some new research in Bioscience outlines different ways in which genetically modifying trees and plants to help them increase their carbon sequestration potential to fight climate change--we're talking billions of
Interesting GM food media intersection in the past two days: Reuters reports that an Italian court has fined a farmer for illegally growing GM maize, cultivation of which is banned in Italy; meanwhile, in The Guardian
While some farmers (and governments) support the use of genetically modified crops for their higher yield quantities and pest and weed resistance, others point out that the long-term effects of these gene adjustments just
Back when the bright yellow flowers were still known as Rape or Oilseed rape, Brassica napus produced a bitter oil, unsuitable for human consumption and used mainly to lubricate machines. Canadian researchers bred an edible
If you have run out of controversial topics for dinner conversation, or websites to stumble upon, here's one for you. The Incredible Shrinking Man project researches and reviews the "implications of genetically
Happy as a pigweed in GMOs. Appropriately named superweed takes over a soybean field. Photo by Pawpaw67 via Flickr
The Organic Center, a research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, recently revealed concerns for the state of
For years, groups both for and against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have been lobbying for endorsement from the Vatican. Up until now the the Holy See has remained neutral on the subject although
Last week the New York Times ran an op-ed piece by PhD-to-be philosopher-neuroscientist-psychologist Adam Shriver, from Washington University in St Louis, that really cuts to the heart of one of the deepest issues in the green
It is one of the mysteries that makes life on earth possible: plants can grab energy out of sunlight and convert it into chemical energy. This energy works its way up the food chain. Without it, we could
Genetically-modified cotton has been grown in India since 2002, but until today it appeared that the nation's first GM food crop would be introduced in 2010. BBC News and other outlets are reporting that the start of GM