GMOs

Food

What’s a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms.

A recent ruling could help usher in new crops built to resist insects, disease, and drought.

Science

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

A controversial effort is underway to fight vitamin A deficiency with engineered bananas.

News

A bill to block GMO labeling fails key Senate vote

While this bill was blocked by farm-state Democrats, the battle will likely resume later.

Food

Senate moves closer to blocking state GMO labeling

The bill would quash a slew of local initiatives, including a labeling law in Vermont which kicks in July 1.

WTF is a GMO?

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

The more you look into it, the more you find that there is no way to sensibly draw a line around a class of foods and say they contain GMOs.

Industrial Evolution

Climate change will stress plants out. These scientists think they have a solution

It involves a fungal infection.

Living

Can we cope with climate change by genetically engineering … people?

Don't worry -- it's just a thought experiment. For now.

Food

Dealing with the rational fear about GMOs and global catastrophe

Nassim Taleb says that GMOs could doom the planet. He’s right. And the same could be said about all agriculture.

Science

How microbes can make plastic from sunshine, carbon, and a little bit of love

Plastic is an amazing part of our modern world, but it comes with a lot of downsides -- so scientists are using synthetic biology to make it better.