28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada--while US caught in labeling battle

28-years in development, GMO salmon now on sale in Canada–while US caught in labeling battle

The AquaBounty salmon, called AquAdvantage, is an Atlantic salmon that contains a growth hormone gene from a Chinook salmon...In the ...
'Chemicals' not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

‘Chemicals’ not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation. 4. A pesticide ...
Following controversial neonicotinoid study, researchers warn replacement pesticides may be worse for bees

Following controversial neonicotinoid study, researchers warn replacement pesticides may be worse for bees

Two large-scale studies published Thursday [June 29] suggest that common pesticides may harm bee colonies. In some cases, the pesticides ...
Green Revolution 2.0: Agricultural technology 'moonshot' could change future of food

Green Revolution 2.0: Agricultural technology ‘moonshot’ could change future of food

The first meeting of “Science Breakthroughs 2030” just convened to discuss the key advances essential for revolutionizing food and agriculture ...
Buried treasure: 'Game-changing' antibiotic found in dirt might protect against resistant killer bacteria

Buried treasure: ‘Game-changing’ antibiotic found in dirt might protect against resistant killer bacteria

Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective ...
Bee experts say ditch Cheerios' wildflower seeds, plant native ones to fight pollinator decline

Bee experts say ditch Cheerios’ wildflower seeds, plant native ones to fight pollinator decline

[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a 5th year plant biology PhD student at the University of California, Davis.] Honeybees are ...
Video: Genetic modification isn't as 'unnatural' as you think

Video: Genetic modification isn’t as ‘unnatural’ as you think

[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a plant biotechnology PhD student at the University of California - Davis and a member ...