e fdsteak normal x

Genomics data could make steaks more tender

Genetic Testing In The Steak-House. DNA analyses may help select the best breeds by predicting how beef will taste once ...

Did Monsanto plant GMO seeds before USDA approval?

Recently evidence has surfaced showing that Monsanto's genetically altered alfalfa may have been set free in 2003 — a full ...

Political leanings and Prop 37: Do they correlate?

San Francisco supported Proposition 37!Discover Magazine (blog)A few weeks ago I alluded to the controversy around proposition 37. This was ...

Prop 37: The failure of a fringe group

Those who fight against genetically engineered crops are fast becoming a fringe group. Despite years of hard scientific facts, they ...

Russia needs to defend itself against GMOs

Russia needs to enter a five-year moratorium on the use of GMO food products and growing of GMP plants. This ...

Will Obama deliver on campaign promise of GMO labeling?

The stance of the Barack Obama administration on genetically modified foods (GMOs) has been under great scrutiny for many years, ...

Thanksgiving: Millions will celebrate with a turkey that could never exist in nature

They will carve a bird with an oversize breast and legs too puny for walking. After more than a half-century ...

Why did Prop 37 fail? It wasn’t just the money

Michele R. Simon, a lawyer and paid writer and spokesperson for the Yes on 37 campaign argued that it lost ...

How did “biotechnology” become a dirty word?

How did the word biotechnology become so dangerous? Mention it in a group and people look at you with suspicion ...

Biotechnology and green “urbaneering” go hand-in-hand

Mitchell Joachim, an associate professor at NYU and co-president of Terreform ONE , a nonprofit design organization based in Brooklyn ...

Genetically Modified: two words worth $45 million

Despite significant popular support for the labeling of genetically modified foods in recent polls, when it came time to vote ...

The genes we eat: a conversation

Many worry that genetic advances could result in risks to our health and the environment—concerns that surfaced again in the ...

What will it take to convince people GM foods are safe?

Genetically modified foods are a hot button issue for a lot of people. Just a few weeks ago, California voters ...

Book: How synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves

In the future, genetically modified organisms could be making our medicines, our fuel, our housewares, our houses — and they ...

Animal rights activists challenge patents on genetically engineered chimps

Animal rights activists in Germany are contesting three patents on genetically engineered chimpanzees granted this year by the European Patent ...

Mapped pig genome may aid medical research, food production

Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's use for meat ...

Biosecurity concerns for new animal disease research lab

For over 50 years the United States has carried out research on dangerous animal diseases at Plum Island, just off ...

Company wants to use GM insects to protect crops

Whether you like them or not, genetically modified ingredients are hard to avoid in the food supply--they’re found in most ...

GM seeds spur protest in Costa Rica

Close to one hundred people gathered in front of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia (MAG) in San Jose on ...

GM labeling fight goes to Washington State

The next stop for the GMO labeling movement is Washington State, where I-522 (also known as "The People’s Right To ...

Scientists breed disease-resistant fish, sans genetic engineering

The Japanese are great guzzlers of fish, but fish are in finite supply. And farming them to increase that supply ...

Coconut crisis forces a rethink on gene banks as conservation tools

The international collection of the South Pacific's coconut palm species, held at a field gene bank in Papua New Guinea, ...

Wild coffee faces extinction, leaves cultivated crops genetically vulnerable

Wild species of Arabica could be extinct in the wild by 2080 thanks to climate change, a new study says ...

Australia grapples with GM wheat

Last month, a group of Australian scientists published a warning to the citizens of the country and of the world ...

Food movement loses battles but will win war

While support for GE food labels has never been stronger, the incessant drumbeat of misleading and outright false industry advertising ...

What’s in store for food reform in Obama’s second term?

When Obama was first elected, food reformers dreamt big. As Michael Pollan wrote just after the 2008 election in his ...

Organic farming may be less energy intensive

The Rodale Institute , which promotes organic farming, has been investigating this question for more than 30 years. It grows ...

“Oprah’s Farm” to capitalize on organic food craze?

On Monday, the New York Post unearthed a handful of applications to the US Patent and Trademark Organization for Oprah-branded ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.