Posts Tagged ‘gm plants’

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 […]

Harmful Bt Toxin Found In Human Blood

The current problem most of the people have with genetically modification of plants and other organisms seems to be base on the level of safety they offer. It seems that more people are quite doubtful that what biotech companies have already developed in terms of GM plants and organisms remain safe and do not pose […]

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 […]

Impact Of GM Crops On Pesticide, Herbicide Use

Farms that grow genetically modified and engineered crops have become more common in many agricultural areas in the US as well as other countries in the Americas. The promise of such plants providing higher yield as well as having lesser chemical footprints in the environment seems to have been its main selling points. But after […]

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 […]