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Podcast: Save our forests with GMO trees? Let’s look at the costs and benefits first

We have genetically engineered food; how about trees? In [June 8's] Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Jason Delborne looks ...
fire

Using gene editing to control forest fires? It could be a reality if anti-biotechnology activists don’t block it

The American west has experienced devastating wildfires in recent years; while the number of fires has decreased a little over ...
Chestnut stumps

Talking Biotech: Is genetic engineering the best way to resuscitate the American chestnut from blight?

Plant biologist Jared Westbrook: 4 billion American chestnut trees have died because of blight in the 20th century. Now, there ...
OLIVE master

Activists blame scientists, GMOs for dying iconic Italian olive trees, block GM solution

Olive trees in Italy are falling victim to a new bacteria. Scientific solutions are being replaced by hysteria, blocking GMO ...
Genetic modification of trees faces forest of protests

Genetic modification of trees faces forest of protests

Genetic modification of trees could help mitigate climate change and increase wood and paper production. But opposition to even basic ...