Archive for August, 2008

GM Root Systems Make Result in Plants that Survive with Little Water

One of the major problems confronting the earth today is the severe water shortage in many regions, causing adverse impacts on people, animals, and plants. This is specifically not good for crops that need a lot of water to survive. Sure, many types of plants survive with less water requirements such as cactus, jade plant, century plant, snake plant, sedum, etc. But all-important food crops such as rice, wheat, maize, sugar cane, etc. are different. They don’t survive in soils that have less wat…

Genetically Modified Athletes

The 2008 Beijing Olympics is only a day away as of this writing. Athletes around the world are raring to give their countrymen honor and glory by winning their respective sports nice and clean. But there has never been a “clean” Olympics. In fact, Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects about 40 positive doping results at the Beijing Games, compared to 26 positive results at the 2004 Athens Olympics. There were 12 athletes caught doping at the 2000 Olympics…