Using gene manipulation to engineer biofuels

Using gene manipulation to engineer biofuels

With increasing demands for sustainable energy, being able to cost-effectively produce fuel from plant biomass is more important than ever ...
Can organics and biotech crops coexist peacefully? Organic lobbyists hope not

Can organics and biotech crops coexist peacefully? Organic lobbyists hope not

Big Organics is accelerating its attacks on the just released USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century report, “Enchancing ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Genetic modification can help solve global food crisis

The biggest impact investor in the world, Bill Gates, believes one of the solutions to world hunger is through the ...

Mexico takes a step toward allowing GM corn

As California voters were considering whether to require food with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, the ongoing ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cloning versus habitat protection in wildlife conservation

Biotechnicians want to use cloning to save endangered species, but they are having only limited success. Critics say that the ...

Last 500 Ethiopian wolves endangered by lack of genetic diversity

The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves (Canis ...
Organic versus inorganic: an important distinction, but not for obvious reasons

Organic versus inorganic: an important distinction, but not for obvious reasons

The distinction between organic and inorganic -- natural versus unnatural -- carries massive cultural, historical, and social freight, as demonstrated ...

Six-year study of salmon genetics represents “a model of stakeholder participation”

A massive study of salmon genetics undertaken in Alaska over the last six years is notable both for its sheer ...
Is organic agriculture "affluent narcissism?"

Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...
Is organic agriculture "affluent narcissism?"

Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...
Genetics at center of several "battlegrounds" in next 4 years

Genetics at center of several “battlegrounds” in next 4 years

In the wake of Obama's victory, Wired takes a look at the battles to come in the next four years ...

Fungi offer non-GM way to enhance food crops

JOHANNESBURG, 7 November 2012 (IRIN) - As temperatures soar and droughts increase in frequency, scientists around the world are working ...

Biotechnology could offer “quantum leap” for Nigerian agriculture

An interview with Dr. Abubakar Lawali, a Plant Breeder is with the Department of Crop Science of Faculty of Agriculture, ...
Rethinking GM, conventional, and organic food safety

Rethinking GM, conventional, and organic food safety

What is "food safety?" Any pronouncement of "safety" is a qualified assessment and subject to being wrong depending on the ...
GMOs won't kill you, but that organic cupcake might

GMOs won’t kill you, but that organic cupcake might

With the level of scrutiny that goes into genetic modifications versus the level of scrutiny in the organic food industry, ...
American Academy of Pediatrics says conventional/GM foods as healthy as organics

American Academy of Pediatrics says conventional/GM foods as healthy as organics

In its first official report on organic foods, the academy said that organic and conventionally produced foods are nutritionally equivalent ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses’ scalps

Death will come for us all one day, but life will not fade from our bodies all at once. After ...

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