How the tomato lost its flavor––and the way biotech could bring it back

How the tomato lost its flavor––and the way biotech could bring it back

Supermarket tomatoes have a sorry reputation for looking great but tasting like cardboard. Short of growing only heirloom tomatoes, the ...
Targeting weeds at the genetic level aids battle against herbicide resistance

Targeting weeds at the genetic level aids battle against herbicide resistance

Understanding how weeds evolve to become invasive and herbicide-resistant at the genetic level can help scientists design better weed controls ...
Biofortification: Is it the next 'Green Revolution' for more nutritious food?

Biofortification: Is it the next ‘Green Revolution’ for more nutritious food?

Plant breeders and biotechnologists are working to make crops more nutritious--a process called biofortification--to improve the diets and health of ...
Will the Arctic Apple usher in a wave of genetically engineered fruits and vegetables?

Will the Arctic Apple usher in a wave of genetically engineered fruits and vegetables?

The non-browning Arctic Apple is the latest food genetically engineered to help tackle the global food waste problem. These types ...
Why tomatoes taste bad, how biotech could revolutionize a 'lost' fruit—and why you may never eat one

Why tomatoes taste bad, how biotech could revolutionize a ‘lost’ fruit—and why you may never eat one

Supermarket tomatoes have a sorry reputation for looking great but tasting like cardboard. Short of growing only heirloom tomatoes, the ...
Video: Hillary Clinton endorses GMOs, solution-focused crop biotechnology

Video: Hillary Clinton endorses GMOs, solution-focused crop biotechnology

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed her support for genetically modified crops and crop biotechnology in a keynote appearance at the ...
Targeting agricultural weeds at the genetic level could slow herbicide resistance

Targeting agricultural weeds at the genetic level could slow herbicide resistance

Understanding how weeds evolve to become invasive and herbicide-resistant at the genetic level can help scientists design better weed controls ...
What's the future of GMO 'Frankenfuels'?

What’s the future of GMO ‘Frankenfuels’?

Can GMOs help in the fight against global warming by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels? As scientists improve biofuels ...
Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)

Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)

In cheese production, the need to use traditional rennet obtained from calf stomachs has largely been removed because of a ...
Sustainable household products? Not if anti-GMO “green” groups have their way

Sustainable household products? Not if anti-GMO “green” groups have their way

The latest “green” household cleaning products are using cutting-edge biotechnology to become more environmentally friendly—but criticism from “green groups” could ...
Seed patent primer: Is the use of GMOs preventing farmers from reusing their seeds?

Seed patent primer: Is the use of GMOs preventing farmers from reusing their seeds?

The claim that farmers would be able to save their seeds if only the patent rights of seed companies were ...
Infographic: 9 plant diseases that threaten your favorite foods--and how GM can help

Infographic: 9 plant diseases that threaten your favorite foods–and how GM can help

Nature is relentless, challenging farmers with weeds, insects and diseases. With global food needs skyrocketing as the population and prosperity ...
GM crops could replace fish as source of omega-3 fatty acids

GM crops could replace fish as source of omega-3 fatty acids

The first camelina crops genetically modified to produce seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids will soon be harvested following a ...
Unapproved GM rice for sale discovered in Chinese supermarkets

Unapproved GM rice for sale discovered in Chinese supermarkets

An investigative report by China's state broadcaster Central China Television recently exposed the illegal sales of unapproved genetically modified rice ...
Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson says 'chill out' to activists: GMOs perfectly safe

Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson says ‘chill out’ to activists: GMOs perfectly safe

Beloved Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson emphatically defends GMO foods in a recently unearthed old video, sparking responses all over ...
European scientists call for GMO legislation revamp to prevent stifling genome editing

European scientists call for GMO legislation revamp to prevent stifling genome editing

Genome editing, a powerful technology that allows researchers to make minute changes to crops with pinpoint accuracy, could be stifled ...
Indian biotech regulator approves field trials for 15 GM crops, draws harsh criticism

Indian biotech regulator approves field trials for 15 GM crops, draws harsh criticism

India's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee okayed field trials for 15 varieties of genetically modified crops, but the decision came under ...
Video: Sequencing of bread wheat genome 'game-changer' for meeting climate change challenge

Video: Sequencing of bread wheat genome ‘game-changer’ for meeting climate change challenge

Scientists reported a draft sequence of bread wheat's genetic blueprint, boosting efforts to produce new varieties of bread wheat that ...
Study claiming organic food more nutritious 'deeply flawed', say independent scientists

Study claiming organic food more nutritious ‘deeply flawed’, say independent scientists

Are organic foods better for you? A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition appears to indicate so ...
Video: 'Journey of a gene' illustrates science of genetic engineering for consumers

Video: ‘Journey of a gene’ illustrates science of genetic engineering for consumers

With the ongoing push for labeling and transparency in the production of genetically engineered foods, some consumers want to know, ...
Rust threatening wheat crops worldwide could be thwarted with genetics, but anti-GMO fervor remains challenge

Rust threatening wheat crops worldwide could be thwarted with genetics, but anti-GMO fervor remains challenge

Scientists worldwide are racing to develop rust-resistant wheat varieties before wheat crops worldwide succumb to the deadly disease, wheat rust ...
Herbicide-resistant crops can exacerbate 'superweeds' but new GM versions can help control problem

Herbicide-resistant crops can exacerbate ‘superweeds’ but new GM versions can help control problem

The growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has weed scientists and regulators pushing for more solutions to tackle the problem, including ...
In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...
In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...
In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...
In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...
In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...
Genetically modified lab-created kale-Brussel sprouts Kalettes embraced by anti-GMO foodies

Genetically modified lab-created kale-Brussel sprouts Kalettes embraced by anti-GMO foodies

A new vegetable is coming to the U.S. this fall: a cross between kale and Brussel sprouts, dubbed Kalettes. It's ...