Archive for June, 2011

Scientists Against Human Trials On GM Wheat

Recent news have come out about Australia’s plan to test GM wheat on humans. The CSIRO, or Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia’s national science agency, is planning to test GM wheat grown in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) by feeding it on rats and pigs. But along the way it also plans to […]

Genetically Modified Cows Produce Milk Similar To Human Milk

Genetic modification may be a controversial subject to many people, especially those concerning GM food. But the bad press that the technology may have gotten in the last few years have not stopped scientists in the industry to somehow develop new ways to harness its potentials. Just one of the recent advancements that genetic modification […]

E. Coli Outbreak Threatens Europe

A recent outbreak of a relatively new strain of the E. coli virus is threatening a number of nations in Europe. The food-borne intestinal virus has currently affected around 8 European countries, the hardest hit so far of which is Germany. The severity and the rate that the E. coli outbreak spread throughout Europe have […]

Activists Demand GM Foods Be Labeled

A group of activists showed up in front of Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods. The catch is that the store is Whole Foods Market, one of America’s top organic food retailers. The group, Organic Consumers Association, claims that genetically modified corn, soy, and other crops have become common ingredients […]

Why We Don’t Know A Lot About GM Foods

Genetically modified foods have already been around since 1996 when it was first introduced and approved for commercial use. It was the time when GM corn and soy were introduced for use in commercial farming. They found their way into consumers by way of the many products that use soy and corn as ingredients. Not […]