Can epigenetics change the way we breed crops for drought and climate change?

Can epigenetics change the way we breed crops for drought and climate change?

New techniques allow researchers to change the way crops behave and handle adverse conditions--without actually altering the plants' underlying DNA ...
Micro RNA: Genetic suppression might control insect-borne diseases and limit pesticide use

Micro RNA: Genetic suppression might control insect-borne diseases and limit pesticide use

New methods of controlling mosquitos without chemicals include releasing sterile males, spreading confusing pheromones and, most recently, disrupting egg development ...
Are neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments endangering wild bees?

Are neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments endangering wild bees?

Environmentalists often blame neonicotinoid insecticides for the plight of wild bee species. But the science doesn't support this hypothesis, and ...
Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming wild bees near extinction

Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming wild bees near extinction

An environmental group's report grabbed headlines for claiming 1 in 4 wild bee species is at risk of extinction. Many ...
Environmental activist hypocrisy? 'No' to GMO mosquito but 'yes' to irradiated screwworm fly

Environmental activist hypocrisy? ‘No’ to GMO mosquito but ‘yes’ to irradiated screwworm fly

Voters in Florida have approved a trial release of sterile, GM mosquitoes, which could reduce wild populations of disease-carrying ones ...
Field trial in Brazilian city with GM mosquitoes reduces dengue cases by 91%

Field trial in Brazilian city with GM mosquitoes reduces dengue cases by 91%

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Biotechnology could save trees decimated by invasive insects, disease

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . .[A]ccording to ...

Entomology study: Neonicotinoids increase yields for most rice farmers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In October 2014, the ...

Why Norman Borlaug is a hero

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Talking Biotech: Insects, crop protection--and Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill?

Talking Biotech: Insects, crop protection–and Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill?

Richard Levine discusses protecing crops from pests; Folta and Levine discuss putting Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill ...