Archive for August, 2007

European View on Genetic Modification

The differences in views surrounding the genetic modification debate has sparked the implementation of different policies all over the world that clash with each other in terms of its practice. In the US and other countries located in the Americas, genetic modification is seen on a more positive light since the technology of genetic modification has increasingly been used to improve agricultural productivity and harvest. The United States, Argentina, Brazil and other countries in the American co…

The Great GMO Divide

The debate surrounding GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) still seem to remain unresolved today. Each camp seem to have their own opinions concerning what’s good and what is bad about genetic modification and the proliferation of a number of GMO’s in the market today. The debate has divided not only people in the US but also on the other side of the world. It has even reached the far reaches of the globe where GMO’s have already become a part of the local environment. It seems that the debat…

Genetic Modification and The Environment

Although the field of genetic modification and biotechnology in general may have gotten some bad press lately, it should not be reason enough to abandon the research and technology already done altogether. Most people may not yet be able to see just how important the field of biotechnology would be in the future, but someday time would come that people will eventually understand its importance and how its further development would be able to help ease and improve human lives. Among the many area…

Insulin in Plants to Combat Diabetes

Diabetes has become a very serious disorder that affects millions of people all over the world. It is not just some disease as many would have thought. It is a metabolic disorder that is due to the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin which, in turn, tries to regulate the blood sugar levels in the body. Diabetes can cause a number of complications which may include, cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure or retinal damage which can lead to blindness. Since diabetes is currently co…

Facts About Biotechnology

For a number of people, biotechnology might be quite a new idea. Some may have heard about it quite recently and may not be aware that it has been an industry that has existed for decades already. And a great majority may not have been aware of the fact that biotechnology itself has played a great part in several advances that have happened in a number of scientific fields. In order to know more about biotechnology, here are some facts that everyone should know about. Contrary to what other peop…

Reviving The Green Revolution

It seems just ages ago that a great part of the world was imperiled by famines that tend to put world populations on the risk of widespread hunger. This was especially true before the 1960’s when scores of countries depending on rice as their staple food have gone through the risk of not being able to cope up with the demand for it due to a rapidly growing population as well as droughts and famines. Famine then was a serious threat that needed to be resolved in some way. It is a good thing that …