Posts Tagged ‘Genetic Modification’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Genetic Modification Ordeal

Genetic modification can be a tricky issue. Even at present, most researchers may not have the means to predict or foresee the outcome of a genetically modified food. Sure, scientists may be able to manipulate or restructure genes to come out with a desired function. But the science behind it still remains at its early […]

Doubts Linger Over GM Crops

Genetically modified or GM plants have been widely publicized as the future in agriculture. Many believe that it may help improve crop harvests and farm productivity by developing genetically modified crops that can either resist pests or chemicals. But despite the promise that GM crops may offer, there are still doubts that linger among a […]