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

New Study Indicates GMO Herbicide Use Harms Honeybee Population

When it comes to GMO, there seems to be an air of mystery surrounding how it really affects the environment at large. It does not help that many biotech companies are just interested in raking in the profits with utter disregard to consequences of putting out GM plants. One of the more controversial ones involves GM crops that use the herbicide glyphosate. In order to combat more and more weeds increasingly becomin

Reasons Why GM Crops Are Not Necessary

GM crops have proliferated among many countries today. Despite the many praises heaped on this new wave of crops, there are still many concerns regarding their safety and necessity. Many say that they provide benefits both to the farmers and the consumers. But do they really? Or is everything just a marketing gimmick to get more farmers to plant them and for the biotech industry to profit and prosper? There are als

Cancer Deaths Double In Argentina’s GMO Farming Areas

GMO crops were initially designed to reduce the dependence on pesticides in trying to battle the pests that threaten crops. Although the objective is ideal, what is actually happening regarding GMO may be quite the opposite. Recent studies are showing that many pests are developing resistance to the weapons that GMO crops use to eliminate them. In the process, pest control measures for these highly resistant pests

Bt Maize In Brazil Develop Pest Resistance In 3rd Year Of Cultivation

Opponents of GM plants are concerned about the proliferation of such crops in various worldwide markets. While some countries may ban them for cultivation, other countries are quite open to their potential and serve as a venue for testing out many of these genetically modified crops. The problem many of those opposed to GM crops see is that new varieties are being sold and made available commercially with lack of s