Food & Agriculture Feature

The GLP explores the role of genetic engineering in food production and the polarized debate surrounding it. We highlight the work of our own writers, as well as that of contributors from around the Web. The GLP does not take a position on genetics-related issues; any opinions expressed belong to the authors.

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  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Organics
  • Conventional crops
  • New breeding technologies
  • Animal biotechnology
  • Food systems
  • Sustainability
  • Regulations
  • Politics
  • Ideology
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Will Gattaca come true?

Will Gattaca come true?

Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...
Suicides in India over GM crops: How false anti-GM story took root

Suicides in India over GM crops: How false anti-GM story took root

That indebted Indian farmers have taken their own lives in horribly high numbers is true. But it’s a complex story ...
Combating depression with green care therapies

Combating depression with green care therapies

One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...
GM crops + herbicides = Super-Superweeds?

GM crops + herbicides = Super-Superweeds?

Herbicide-resistant superweeds threaten to overgrow U.S. fields, so agriculture companies have genetically engineered a new generation of plants to withstand ...
The perfect milk machine: How big data transformed the dairy industry

The perfect milk machine: How big data transformed the dairy industry

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and ...
Your genes decide how old you get

Your genes decide how old you get

If your grandparents were able to celebrate their 90th birthday there’s a good chance you might do the same. Our ...