Archive for the ‘Organisms’ Category

Study: GM Soybeans Show High Residues Of Glyphosate

While the biotech industry may be trying to convince consumers regarding the safety of GM plants, some studies may be indicating the opposite. Many claims in the GMO industry state that GM soybeans may be substantially equivalent to non-GM soy, and even better. But a recent study shows that there is a stark difference between […]

Safety Concerns A Problem For GM Crops

Debate regarding the safety of GMO’s still rages on. On one side, there are the biotech companies try to promote the virtues and benefits of using GMO’s. On the other side, there are activists and scientists who are saying that these genetically modified crops require more extensive safety testing to make sure that their use […]

Do We Really Need GM Crops?

While the debate regarding GM crops is still ongoing, a lot of things have already happened. Not having a general consensus regarding the safety of GM crops has somehow led to its proliferation in many markets in several countries. Credit that to the work of the biotech companies that use their influence to highlight the […]

Scientists Issue Statement- No Consensus On GMO Safety Yet

The GM industry seems to be playing the deception game. In an effort to push their GM plants out in the market, they stated that scientists have reached a consensus regarding the safety of such crops. While many different products have to go through stringent testing and evaluation before reaching the market, many GM crops […]

GMO's, Biotech Companies and Global Politics

The ongoing debate about the safety of genetically modified organisms or GMO’s is getting even more controversial. People on each side of the dispute have presented their own opinions on the matter. Their arguments take on different platforms for convincing the global audience to take their side. The Pro-GMO side always has the economic impact […]

Availability Of Info On Release Of GM Insects In The Wild Highly Restricted

The debate that’s still going on with genetic modification with its benefits or possible consequences may not be reaching any conclusion yet in the very near future. The different arguments still remain strong between the two sides. And it seems that this will continue. But for what may be the complaint for most of those […]

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Control Dengue Fever

It seems that the wide use for genetic modification may not just be limited to the agriculture industry. Scientists may now be on the way of using genetic modification in trying to control the spread of diseases through its many carriers. An initial experiment that has already been underway has been using genetically modified mosquitoes […]

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 […]

Scientists Discover New Route For GM Genes To Jump Species

Researchers from Bristol University in the United Kingdom announced a recent discovery of a relatively new route from which GM genes may escape into the environment. It may further help determine the rate and the range of spread that GM genes may possibly reach and the consequent effects that could arise. What the researchers may […]

Roundup Ready GM Crops May Trigger Animal Miscarriages

A preliminary study made by a professor at Purdue University may indicate that the use of either glyphosate or Roundup Ready crops may have a role in a previously unknown organism that may be causing miscarriages and infertility in animals. The preliminary study was made by Dr. Ron Huber, professor emeritus at the Purdue University. […]