Archive for the ‘Foods’ Category

Study Links Monsanto Roundup, GM Maize To Cancer In Rats

While the debate over the safety of GM crops and other products that use them is still ongoing, there have been recent studies that show results that don’t bode well for the supporters of GM crops. A recent study has shown that one of the most popular of GM crops, GM Maize and its accompanying […]

Non-Browning GMO Apples Developed

One of the challenges that people face with apples is that it easily turns brown when sliced, making them look unsuitable to eat for some people. Well in seems that looks does matter in such instances and having an apple that does not turn brown even when sliced would surely make the day for many […]

GM Feed May Affect Reproductive System Of Animals

There has been a continuing debate regarding the safety of GM plants and their eventual use as a food source. Many consumer groups have been concerned about how lack of extensive safety testing of these genetically modified plants may affect the general population at large. And just recently, Russian scientists have discovered that there may […]

Genetic Modification Eyed To Make Inedible Plants Edible

Genetic modification has come a long way and it may still have a long way to go. Despite the many advances it has been able to achieve in the field of science, it is still being considered as a common cause of debate in the public arena. The main problem behind this may be in […]

Facts About GM Food

While people today are aware about the presence of genetically modified food, it might sometimes surprise some that the scope that most people may think it covers may actually be bigger than what they are led to believe. True, GM food has pervaded the consumer food chain in more ways than one. And it is […]

Insect Resistance To Bt Toxins Increasing In Insect Resistant GM Crops

While biotech companies are trying to extol the many benefits of using GM crops to many farmers, there seems to be a growing concern of its long term effects and for what it may possibly do to the environment at large. For example, scientists have recently conducted an insect resistance review of insects to Bt […]

The Politics Over GM Food

The debate over GM food still remains unsettled as ever. It has been going on for several years now. Both sides have their own strong points and why they stand firm on that. But while the debate has been going on through various avenues, probably one of the most tightly contested battlegrounds remains to be […]

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 […]

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 […]