Archive for May, 2008

Green Plastics from Plants

One day, there would come a time when even synthetic materials like plastics could be created from natural organisms like plants. This is the focus in a research being done in Australia, turning plants into ‘biofactories’ that could produce oil which then can be used to replace petrochemicals utilized to manufacture a variety of products, including plastics. The joint partnership of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Grains Research and Development Corporation form …

An Analysis on GM Crops in Asian Countries

Because of the apparent threat of a global food crisis, some sectors are turning into genetically modified products to increase yield for consumption. Still, not all are into the plan. There were five countries that were focused in the article. These are the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, China, and Thailand. The article was ordered in such a way that the countries most receptive to GM crops were presented first. Somehow, it appeared that the Philippines is the most open with regards to GM cor…