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

GE Mosquitoes Able To Control Disease-Borne Mosquito Population

Mosquitoes are known spread certain diseases that prove deadly for the human population. Diseases such as dengue, West Nile and chikungunya are spread by mosquitoes and transfer the viruses through blood. Controlling mosquito populations have always been a potential solution in trying to limit the spread of certain mosquito-borne diseases. Researchers have recently announced the successful outdoor study of controll

Monsanto Introduces New GMO Plants

While issues regarding the safety of GMO plants are still being debated, biotech companies like Monsanto are continuing to develop additional GMO crops to introduce into the market. They recently have new GM crops ready for commercial deployment pending ongoing review by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new crops in line for deployment are the Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton and the Roundup Ready 2 XtendTM Soy

Non-GMO Green Super Rice Shows More Promise Than GMO Counterparts

While biotech companies have been trying to develop GM plants supposed to “save the world” from hunger and food shortages due to an increasing world population, the thought always remains that it is made as a commercial endeavor. With the GM crops now in development, the aim is always to serve a commercial purpose. So far, biotech companies have made it difficult for most farmers to plant such crops GM