Archive for April, 2007

Transgenic Plants and The Future

Transgenic plants are plants that have genes in them coming from a different plant species. Such genes can be transferred through genetic engineering at the laboratory. Such modification can also occur during ordinary hybridization by cross-pollination of plants. Such genetic modification of different plants is being developed in order to enable scientists and researchers to create plants that will exhibit specific characteristics that are inherent in the genes that were transferred into the hos…

The Safety of Genetically Modified Foods

Although developments in genetic modification and biotechnology have been growing in leaps and bounds, the concern for its applications in food for humans may still not be that well accepted. Even some concerned scientists agree to this. These group of scientists see that genetic modification research aiming to develop possible plant strains for human consumption are looking more to the economic side of things. Biotechnology companies seem eager to put their genetically modified plant strains ou…