Study: GM Crop Cultivation Results In Increased Herbicide Use

There is still a delicate balance between being for and against GM crops. Proponents argue that it is the best way to increased food production to meet the needs of an increasing world population. Some of those who are against are decrying its safety, arguing that many of the biotech companies developing GM crops are out to increase profits rather than looking after the welfare of end consumers of such crops. Studi

Herbicide Glyphosate Found to Disrupt Uterine DevelopmentĀ 

The ongoing war between those for and against genetically modified organisms can be quite harsh. One side alarms the public of its potential danger and risks while the other praises its benefits and advantages. If you just focus on the word war between the two factions, you can easily say that both parties may have a worthy argument on what they believe in. But once you take a look at the evidence offered by scienc

Study: GM Soy Yields Lesser Than Non-GM Soy

The main aim for GM crops is to create better yields and pest resistant crops that help improve or boost overall harvest and profits. This is what makes them appealing to farmers who are trying to find ways to improve their yields and earn more from what they cultivate. It is the same case with the popularity of cultivating GM soy- better yields and better profit margins. But is seems that recent studies may indica

GM Soy Alters Goat’s Milk And Stunts Growth

Researchers have found that goats fed with GM soy have offspring that are shorter and develop more slowly. This was the result of an Italian study that was published in the journal Small Ruminant Research. The scientists were trying to test the results of feeding female goats with feed supplemented with Roundup Ready GE soybeans. These GM soybeans are genetically modified in order to resist the herbicide Roundup. O

Glyphosate Found To Be Toxic Below Regulatory Safety Limits

The problem with GM foods today is not much because of the technology. It seems to be more of biotech companies not trying to be more transparent with consumers. There seems to be a lot that the biotech companies are hiding from people with regards to their genetically modified products. Their aim to profit seems more important than trying to look out for the welfare of consumers. Some products associated with GM c

General Mill Removing Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

In a move to go all natural, General Mills is planning to eliminate the artificial colors and flavors from its cereals. This is a move towards committing to an increasing desire by many consumers to use ingredients that people consider as natural. According to General Mills, the cereals Trix and Reese’s Puffs will be the first of its products to show these changes. Because of this change, Trix cereal will now

Study: Non-GM Soy More Sustainable Than GM Soy

The development of GM strains of certain crops was based on the idea that they can become more profitable and sustainable compared to conventional crops. Their advantages and benefits should far outweigh than of cultivating natural strains. In some cases GM may provide such advantages based on what they can offer to farmers. But a study shows that using a non-GM crop in the case of soy may prove to be more sustaina

GM Corn Showing Diminishing Impact On Controlling Insect Pest

One of the main objectives of cultivating GM crops is better pest control. The crops are genetically modified in order to create toxins that can guard them against insect pests. Others are genetically modified to withstand the effects of being bombarded by powerful herbicides. In both cases, GM crops stand to be better than traditional crops in the most ideal of situations. But certain studies have shown that GM cr

Study: Cancer Increased Five-fold in Argentinean Town Near GM Soy and Maize Farms

While many GM proponents try to convince consumers of the many benefits of GM crops, there are certain issues that they try to avoid or even hide. One of them involves pesticide use. While many who agree with GM plant cultivation say that it results is lesser pesticide use, the opposite seems to be happening. In fact, pesticide use seems to increase with GM crop cultivation. And the result of this has been quite al

Study Indicates GM Soybeans Reduce Weight Of Goat Offspring

Genetically modified crops have proliferated many of the world’s agricultural sectors. While there are several countries that continue to prevent the cultivation of GM crops due to lack of safety testing and trials, some countries have already embraced it. There are certain reports going out regarding the effects of using such GM crops without putting them into stringent safety testing. One recent study invol