Pest Developing Resistance To GMO Corn

Genetically modified corn has become a primary crop in the US. Nearly a majority of plantations for corn make use of GMO corn engineered to carry the Bt toxin. This toxin has proven to control many harmful pests of the crop while reducing the need for chemical insecticides. But a recent study indicates that certain pests that target corn are slowly developing a resistance to the toxin used in GM corn to control the

GM Food Labeling: The Battle Between Safety Vs. Profits

There is an ongoing debate going on regarding the proper labeling of GM food products. Currently, consumers do not have the means to determine whether food products that they buy at the supermarkets contain ingredients coming from GM crops. With the cultivation influx of GM corn and GM soy in the US agricultural sector, it may be logical for people to know what types of ingredients are found in the food products th

Study: GM Soybeans Show High Residues Of Glyphosate

While the biotech industry may be trying to convince consumers regarding the safety of GM plants, some studies may be indicating the opposite. Many claims in the GMO industry state that GM soybeans may be substantially equivalent to non-GM soy, and even better. But a recent study shows that there is a stark difference between the two. GM soybeans have been found to accumulate glyphosate and its toxic by-product AMP

Safety Concerns A Problem For GM Crops

Debate regarding the safety of GMO’s still rages on. On one side, there are the biotech companies try to promote the virtues and benefits of using GMO’s. On the other side, there are activists and scientists who are saying that these genetically modified crops require more extensive safety testing to make sure that their use does not come with disastrous consequences. Trying to hear what both parties ha

Do We Really Need GM Crops?

While the debate regarding GM crops is still ongoing, a lot of things have already happened. Not having a general consensus regarding the safety of GM crops has somehow led to its proliferation in many markets in several countries. Credit that to the work of the biotech companies that use their influence to highlight the benefits of GM crops and neglect to mention the possible unwanted effects. In the process, many

Scientists Issue Statement- No Consensus On GMO Safety Yet

The GM industry seems to be playing the deception game. In an effort to push their GM plants out in the market, they stated that scientists have reached a consensus regarding the safety of such crops. While many different products have to go through stringent testing and evaluation before reaching the market, many GM crops seem to be taking a shortcut. Many reach the markets where these plants are allowed even befo

Failed GM Maize Getting New Life As Donated Seed Stock In Parts Of Africa

GM plants are still able to proliferate in countries and continents where their use have already failed. Lack of vital information about certain GM crops may be one of the primary reasons which have led biotech companies to continue distributing them even though their cultivation has been marred by failure. One such example is Monsanto’s failed GM Maize. According to a report provided by the African Safety fo

GM Seed Monopoly Problem

The problem with genetically modified foods is not that simple to tackle. There are different areas where those against GM crops need to focus on. Human safety and environmental impact are just a few of them. However, one other area where people opposed to GM crops should consider fighting is the growing seed monopoly that has gripped the agriculture sector led by the biotech giants. The increasing problem with the

GM Crops Can Potentially Pass On Transgenes To Natural Crops Through Cross Pollination

shutterstock_151797230 A recent study has shown that GM crops may pass on certain properties to plants under the same family through cross pollination. Researchers found out that genetically modifying a cultivated rice crop can transfer certain properties to a weedy relative to give it a fitness boost. The fitness boost gave the weedy relative become more competitive in their environment, possibly causing problems for cultivated rice far

GM Food Linked To Leukemia

A new study indicates that genetically modified food may be possibly linked to the development of leukemia in animal models. Biopesticides that are engineered into GM crops known as Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) or Cry-toxins may play a role in the development of blood abnormalities such as anemia or other blood-related malignancies such as leukemia. The new study is published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromb