Archive for the ‘Foods’ Category

Bt Maize In Brazil Develop Pest Resistance In 3rd Year Of Cultivation

Opponents of GM plants are concerned about the proliferation of such crops in various worldwide markets. While some countries may ban them for cultivation, other countries are quite open to their potential and serve as a venue for testing out many of these genetically modified crops. The problem many of those opposed to GM crops […]

Field Tests Show Golden Rice To Have Lower Yields Compared To Non-GM Rice

Many proponents of the GM Golden Rice are saying that the longer that its acceptance for wide propagation is delayed, the more children may be suffering from vitamin A deficiency. GM Golden Rice was developed to serve as the answer to vitamin A deficiency that is considered a problem among children in developing countries. This […]

Pest Developing Resistance To GMO Corn

Genetically modified corn has become a primary crop in the US. Nearly a majority of plantations for corn make use of GMO corn engineered to carry the Bt toxin. This toxin has proven to control many harmful pests of the crop while reducing the need for chemical insecticides. But a recent study indicates that certain […]

GM Food Labeling: The Battle Between Safety Vs. Profits

There is an ongoing debate going on regarding the proper labeling of GM food products. Currently, consumers do not have the means to determine whether food products that they buy at the supermarkets contain ingredients coming from GM crops. With the cultivation influx of GM corn and GM soy in the US agricultural sector, it […]

Failed GM Maize Getting New Life As Donated Seed Stock In Parts Of Africa

GM plants are still able to proliferate in countries and continents where their use have already failed. Lack of vital information about certain GM crops may be one of the primary reasons which have led biotech companies to continue distributing them even though their cultivation has been marred by failure. One such example is Monsanto’s […]

GM Seed Monopoly Problem

The problem with genetically modified foods is not that simple to tackle. There are different areas where those against GM crops need to focus on. Human safety and environmental impact are just a few of them. However, one other area where people opposed to GM crops should consider fighting is the growing seed monopoly that […]

GM Crops Can Potentially Pass On Transgenes To Natural Crops Through Cross Pollination

A recent study has shown that GM crops may pass on certain properties to plants under the same family through cross pollination. Researchers found out that genetically modifying a cultivated rice crop can transfer certain properties to a weedy relative to give it a fitness boost. The fitness boost gave the weedy relative become more […]

GM Food Linked To Leukemia

A new study indicates that genetically modified food may be possibly linked to the development of leukemia in animal models. Biopesticides that are engineered into GM crops known as Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) or Cry-toxins may play a role in the development of blood abnormalities such as anemia or other blood-related malignancies such as leukemia. The […]

The Intriguing Link Between GM Crops And Increased Herbicide Use

Dealing with the GMO debate has been more confusing than ever, if not frustrating to understand. While proponents of GMO say that it offers more benefits than good, opponents say otherwise. This can be utterly confusing for those who are on the sidelines trying to make sense of it all. The problem with GMO’s and […]

Proposition 37: Californians to Vote whether to Label GM Foods

Lawmakers in California have a democratic way of creating laws on issues that can be quite touchy: they put it on a public vote. This November 6th, Californians will vote on Proposition 37, which would require certain plant and animal products be labeled if its genetic material has been modified. Once approved, the law would […]