Archive for the ‘Organisms’ Category

GM Insects Seen As New Pest Control Option

While many people are still worried and concerned about genetically modified plants that is said to not only help improve yield but also to control pests, some biotech companies are already on the way of trying to focus on a different means for using genetic modification. While most genetic modification projects focus on plants, a […]

Study: GM Crop Cultivation Results In Increased Herbicide Use

There is still a delicate balance between being for and against GM crops. Proponents argue that it is the best way to increased food production to meet the needs of an increasing world population. Some of those who are against are decrying its safety, arguing that many of the biotech companies developing GM crops are […]

Herbicide Glyphosate Found to Disrupt Uterine DevelopmentĀ 

The ongoing war between those for and against genetically modified organisms can be quite harsh. One side alarms the public of its potential danger and risks while the other praises its benefits and advantages. If you just focus on the word war between the two factions, you can easily say that both parties may have […]

GE Mosquitoes Able To Control Disease-Borne Mosquito Population

Mosquitoes are known spread certain diseases that prove deadly for the human population. Diseases such as dengue, West Nile and chikungunya are spread by mosquitoes and transfer the viruses through blood. Controlling mosquito populations have always been a potential solution in trying to limit the spread of certain mosquito-borne diseases. Researchers have recently announced the […]

Monsanto Introduces New GMO Plants

While issues regarding the safety of GMO plants are still being debated, biotech companies like Monsanto are continuing to develop additional GMO crops to introduce into the market. They recently have new GM crops ready for commercial deployment pending ongoing review by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new crops in line for deployment are the […]

New Study Indicates GMO Herbicide Use Harms Honeybee Population

When it comes to GMO, there seems to be an air of mystery surrounding how it really affects the environment at large. It does not help that many biotech companies are just interested in raking in the profits with utter disregard to consequences of putting out GM plants. One of the more controversial ones involves […]

Reasons Why GM Crops Are Not Necessary

GM crops have proliferated among many countries today. Despite the many praises heaped on this new wave of crops, there are still many concerns regarding their safety and necessity. Many say that they provide benefits both to the farmers and the consumers. But do they really? Or is everything just a marketing gimmick to get […]

Cancer Deaths Double In Argentina’s GMO Farming Areas

GMO crops were initially designed to reduce the dependence on pesticides in trying to battle the pests that threaten crops. Although the objective is ideal, what is actually happening regarding GMO may be quite the opposite. Recent studies are showing that many pests are developing resistance to the weapons that GMO crops use to eliminate […]

Pesticide Roundup Found To Alter Sperm Quality In Animal Study

GM crops have recently gone through a series of controversy after controversy. It may have affected how most people begin to see the technology and whether it does provide a benefit or becomes a headache in the long run. It seems that the negative points concerning GM crops continue to be highlighted in public now […]

The Different Problems With GMO’s

Genetically modified organisms or GM plants have become quite a fiery issue nowadays. Those who support it say that it is the answer to better crop harvest and management. Others who do not believe in it, say otherwise. GM plants have been cultivated for several decades now. However, it is only recently that the newer […]