Archive for May, 2007

Making Vegetables and Fruits Healthier Through GM

Genetic modification, especially in different food crops have been utilized in order to develop better plants. Some of the GM plants already developed have targeted having hardier properties that makes them more pest resistant. Some are made to provide better quality harvests. But there are also other ways on how to better utilize the technology, and that is by making some foods healthier as in the case of developing genetically modified fruits and vegetables. And it won’t be long until some sci…

Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Wipe Out Malaria

You fight fire with fire or so seems the current attempts of scientists to stop once and for all malaria’s pursuit of infecting humans which has been going on for more than 50,000 years now. The idea is to release genetically modified mosquitoes and release them in the wild. These mosquitoes, being stronger, will eventually push the malaria carrying species to extinction. That’s the plan.Malaria remains to be a major infectious disease in the tropics and subtropic regions. From South America, to…

GM Rice to Be Grown For Human Protein Production

Rice has been a staple food for many countries. That is why it is one of the most important crops that is extensively grown in many parts of the world. But genetic modification may provide another use for the rice staple other than being food for the world’s hungry. Growing GM Rice may someday help in the field of medicine. According to a news article found in the GMWatch.org website (http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=7887), the US government has given the approval to a biotech company t…

GM Patent Rejected After 13 Years

In a surprising turning point in the world of genetic modification, the European Patent Office has already revoked the 13-year patent agricultural giant Monsanto on the genetic modification of soybeans. The patent was said to be responsible for giving the agricultural giant about 90 percent of the market for GM soybeans. The European patent was said to be too broad in scope by many scientists that it was able to give Monsanto control over most of the development and creation of GM soya. The pate…

Understanding Genetic Modification

The technology behind genetic modification makes it possible for scientists to tailor or design organisms to acquire additional benefits and make a modified organism even more productive. This has already been applied to a number of plants today, most notably the genetically modified tomato, designed to have a longer shelf life as well as acquire a better taste. Animal breeding today has benefited a lot from advances in genetic modification research. Genetic modification even has become an impor…