Posts Tagged ‘gm plants’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]