In response to Roundup-resistant "superweeds," Monsanto is rolling out a generation of seeds that will also withstand an old, toxic pesticide called 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.
Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner has a new project about labeling of GMO foods. This one's a short video, not a feature film, so it'll only take three minutes of your life to check it out.
If life is really a disaster movie in which humanity is wiped off the face of the earth, J. Craig Venter will probably be the hubristic genius who gets us there. The man sequenced the human genome in like three years, and now he's focused on the genetic possibilities of algae. The goal is to program those little cells to produce biofuels. Here's his pitch, as told to Scientific American: Everybody is looking for a naturally occurring alga that is going to be a miracle cell to save the world, and after a century of looking, people still haven’t found it. We hope we’re different. The [genetic] tools give us a new approach to being able to rewrite the genetic code and get cells to do what we want them to do. Eek! Mutant algae!
The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.
We continue digesting this year’s food politics coverage below — only this time we take account of the things that didn’t go so well. (Tired …
The corn rootworm.Photo: Jimmy SmithNow that 94 percent of the soy and 70 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, Monsanto …
Genetically modified seeds are banned in Hungary. So when government regulators found that 1,000 acres of maize had been planted with genetically modified seeds, they …
With the FDA only weeks away from announcing official approval of GMO salmon, parent company AquaBounty is struggling to stay afloat.
October is National Non-GMO Month. Brush up on your GMO knowledge with this handy infographic.
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