Scientists engineer crop that uses 25% less water without compromising yield

It could make food crops more resilient to droughts.

Are GMOs bad? Science says they’re safe

The scientific consensus says GMOs are safe but public opinion remains polarized.

New ‘Golden’ Potato packed with Vitamin A and E could fight malnutrition in developing nations

A new GMO crop could help millions with micronutrient deficiencies.

The U.S. public doesn’t trust scientists over GMO foods, Pew report says

More like GMOhno!

Canadian Food Agency approves the sale of Simplot’s Innate potato in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) and Health Canada have approved Simplot’s genetically engineered Innate potato for sale throughout the country. The first generation of Innate potatoes have passed food safety assessments, and are considered as just as safe and healthy as unaltered spuds.

Reactions to FDA approving genetically engineered salmon

A few days ago, the FDA approved the genetic engineering of modified Atlantic salmon variety. This is the first food animal that was genetically modified that the FDA approved for human consumption and farming; the gene alteration would make it grow much faster. Public reactions have been mixed, as expected. This could be a very good move, greatly reducing the stress on wild populations, but people are always reluctant when it comes to GMOs – especially animals.

Yeast chromosome engineered from scratch: creating cretures in a lab

In a huge breakthrough in synthetic biology, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have engineered from scratch a yeast chromosome. This is the first time scientists have been able to assemble a chromosome from a creature as complicated as a yeast, namely a prokaryrite. The implications of this research are far and wide. For one, the developments at Johns Hopkins provide

11 year old gives remarkable TED talk about GMO foods

Birke Baehr is only 11 years old, but he gave one of the best TED talks I’ve seen in a while. Here’s “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? And How Can We Make A Difference?” At age 9, while traveling with his family and being “roadschooled,” Birke Baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning

GM ‘hybrid’ fish poses threat to natural populations

A study has shown that genetically modified salmon that breed with wild trout can produce a fast-growing, competitive fish that not only screws around with the local ecosystem, but because it also alters the fish genome in ways which cannot be anticipated. What do you get when you cross a genetically modified salmon and wild brown trout? Well, something which