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

Pesticide Roundup Found To Alter Sperm Quality In Animal Study

GM crops have recently gone through a series of controversy after controversy. It may have affected how most people begin to see the technology and whether it does provide a benefit or becomes a headache in the long run. It seems that the negative points concerning GM crops continue to be highlighted in public now that more and more people are becoming aware of it. Even some of the supposed benefits of using GM cro

Field Tests Show Golden Rice To Have Lower Yields Compared To Non-GM Rice

Many proponents of the GM Golden Rice are saying that the longer that its acceptance for wide propagation is delayed, the more children may be suffering from vitamin A deficiency. GM Golden Rice was developed to serve as the answer to vitamin A deficiency that is considered a problem among children in developing countries. This variety was genetically engineered in order to produce beta-carotene, a compound that ca

The Different Problems With GMO’s

Genetically modified organisms or GM plants have become quite a fiery issue nowadays. Those who support it say that it is the answer to better crop harvest and management. Others who do not believe in it, say otherwise. GM plants have been cultivated for several decades now. However, it is only recently that the newer GMO’s are building up more and more negative news. There seems to be several problems that s

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