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Business & Technology

Team Obama plans big overhaul of GMO regulations

It's time to revamp the rules covering genetic engineering, says the president's science adviser -- and both sides in the GMO wars agree on that.

Food

Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

All the complex and amazing truth about getting the whole world onto a better-for-the-planet diet, boiled down to this one little video.

The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

deep sea chive

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.

Food

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

Swine fu

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

Twice the muscle means twice the meat in these gene-edited hogs, fresh from the lab in South Korea.

Food

How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Shop more frequently instead.

Business & Technology

GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway

British researchers tried to engineer a kind of wheat that would repel bugs without need for insecticide. They failed, but they still learned a lot.

Wild sting

Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us

Neonics were supposed to reduce the use of sprayed pesticides -- and they did. But they also stick around long enough to harm the whole wild ecosystem.