Archive for February, 2007

The Future of Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

Although it can be said that the science and technology behind genetic modification is still in its early stages, the possibilities seem hopeful for scientists. As new ways are discovered on how to create better genetic modified foods, time can only tell if such a future is looming nearby. With new discoveries of genetic modification in some of the most important food staples around the globe come a host of new benefits. One of the benefits seen to be brought about by the genetic modification of…

What Is So Controversial About GM Plants

Although genetically modified plants seem to provide the answer to the increasing nutritional needs of the food shortage worldwide, many countries seem to think twice before making use of the technology to increase harvest yields. There are even some countries that have banned the use of genetically modified plants in their territories. Why is this so? Why is it that a probable solution to a global problem seem to see itself in many controversies?The problem may seem to come from the technology …

Understanding Human Cloning

A lot of people may have heard about plants being genetically modified in order to serve a greater purpose, one being able to grow more disease resistant strains or a substantially increased harvest. There are now a number of genetically modified plants being used today in farms looking for better harvests and more robust plants. There’s the genetically modified tomato that has already been made available with such characteristics as having larger fruits as well as a longer shelf-life. Genetic m…

Does Biotechnology Have The Answer To World Hunger

World hunger is still a perennial problem in most parts of the world. Biotechnology has provided a possible solution through the development of genetically modified crops, known to be the superplants of the future. Genetic modified crops, according to many proponents, will be the answer to the problem posed by a vast shortage of food in different parts of the world.The advent of the so-called “superplants” has generated a lot of excitement all over the world, especially in developing…