Archive for September, 2007

Negative Effects of GM Crops

A lot of people from all over the world may have already heard about some of the negative effects that GM crops pose on the environment. So much so with the probable health risks that GM crops may supposedly create for lack of extensive safety testing. This may already have a negative impact on the growth and development of the GM and biotech sectors in the industry. But it seems that there are more bad news incoming.  According to some articles found on the GM Watch website, some GM crops may b…

Impact of Genetic Modification on Agriculture

Genetic modification may be a tool that can be used in order to help bring on many advances in the field of agriculture. The creation of genetically modified plants may help bring about increased plant production, better harvests and better quality crops. This may sound very beneficial to a whole lot of people all over the world. With the need for increased harvests to feed a rapidly growing world population, genetic modification may truly be looked upon as a very useful field to explore for sol…

Is Genetic Engineering a Threat or a Tool of the Future?

Genetic engineering has been widely used today for a variety of ways. The technology has been used from treating diseases to creating transgenic crops that are better and much improved than previous strains. Different industries have been able to take advantage of genetic engineering in order to create and develop products that may prove useful as well as detrimental to lives and health of people. While there are certain benefits that genetic engineering can provide to the human race, there are …

GM Crops That Can Grow on Poisonous Soil

This might be a big boost for the biotechnology sector. According to a Science Daily news article (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070827163025.htm), a team of Cornell University researchers have been able to clone a unique gene in sorghum responsible for making the plant aluminum-tolerant. This will be able to allow scientists to develop genetically engineered sorghum and other related crop species as early as next year that can tolerate aluminum ions in acidic soil that otherwise …