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Genetic modification of poplar trees saves air quality

3 days ago

Poplar trees are widely used in commercial products, but, like several other tree species, they emit gases to…
A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space

December 27, 2019

Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a…
Researchers double sorghum grain yield to improve food supply

October 31, 2019

Plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in their search for…
GMO, or genetically modified organisms, include food-related products. Image credit: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain
Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 28, 2019

Jonathon McPhetres, a newly minted PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester, admits he’s “personally amazed” what we…
What do opponents of genetically modified foods really know about the science?

January 17, 2019

The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, found that the strongest critics actually know less—a pattern similar for…
Foes of genetically modified foods know less than they think, study finds

January 16, 2019

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified foods think they know most about GMO…
Study: “Post-normal” science requires unorthodox communication strategies

January 16, 2019

Proposals to fight malaria by “driving” genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology…
How Anti-GMO Attitudes Could Hurt Developing Countries

January 9, 2019

In the Western world, there’s a push toward non-genetically modified organism (GMO) products, and momentum is growing for…
Self-lighting Christmas trees could be the future

December 18, 2018

Say goodbye to tangled up Christmas lights, as self-lighting Christmas trees could be the future thanks to scientists…
Walter Suza hopes a review of 58 scientific studies related to Bt corn and biotechnology will encourage more African nations implement technology capable of helping farmers combat emergent pests such as the fall armyworm. Photo by Bob Elbert, Iowa State University
Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world

December 12, 2018

Anti-GMO sentiment holds back agricultural advancement in the developing world, but an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his…
Research shows fighting world hunger can be profitable

November 2, 2018

New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln shows that agricultural biotechnology companies can do well by doing good.…
Research confronts ‘yucky’ attitudes about genetically engineered foods

September 25, 2018

Is a non-browning apple less “natural” than non-fat milk? In one case, people have injected something into apple…
Corn genetics provides insight into the crop’s historical spread across the Americas

December 15, 2017

Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn…
Research Shows Pest Resistance to Biotech Crops Is Surging

October 12, 2017

In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres (98 million hectares) of genetically modified corn, cotton…
Production of seedless fruits an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows

November 15, 2016

The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be…
Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of genetically modified crops

September 16, 2016

According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has…
Genetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises

June 4, 2016

Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential…
Massive Multi-Disciplinary Review Finds GMOs Safe for Environment and Human Health

May 30, 2016

The National Academy of Sciences had just released a massive, 420 pages-long multi-disciplinary consensus report on the topic…
Block That Pollen

March 7, 2016

Research at North Carolina State University has identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from…
Harvesting clues to GMO dilemma from China’s soybean fields

September 25, 2015

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe — to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified…
Organic: Not always the best choice for you or the planet

August 25, 2015

Eating organically grown food might make you feel good inside, but a University of Queensland researcher says organic agriculture…
Public Response to New Technologies in Food Depends on the Type of Tech

July 15, 2015

There’s a lot of interest in how the public will respond to incorporating new technologies, such as nanotechnology…
New research finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products

March 11, 2015

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified…
How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

March 9, 2015

Research on mice by UC Riverside scientists shows GM soybean oil is as unhealthy as conventional soybean oil,…
Getting more out of Nature: genetic toolkit finds new maximum for crop yields

November 5, 2014

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced a new way to dramatically increase crop yields by…
A new approach to detecting changes in GM foods

April 4, 2014

A comparison of the “metabolome” of a genetically modified (GM) tomato and those of a wide assortment of…
There may be plant DNA floating in your blood (but that’s OK)

February 26, 2014

If you believe this article from Collective Evolution, a site that claims to be “one of the worlds most popular…
US ‘superweeds’ epidemic shines spotlight on GMOs

January 13, 2014

The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” that some activists and researchers are blaming on…
Engineered biofortification of rice promises to solve worldwide iron deficiency

December 27, 2013

Iron deficiency is one of the most widespread mineral deficiencies, with an estimated 2 million people affected worldwide.…
Most Americans pay little attention to genetically modified foods, survey says

November 4, 2013

A national survey shows that most Americans pay little attention to the debate over genetically modified foods, despite…
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