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GMOs with Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms,...
Can Genetic Engineering Help Crops Better Tolerate Drought?
The staggering growth rate of the global population demands innovative and sustainable solutions to increase food production by as...
Famine Fear Won't Change Minds on GM Crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks:...
Multi-gene Engineering Could Enhance Seed Oil in Oilseed Crops
A team of researchers have published the first study to focus on multiple genes that control steps in the pathway for seed oil production...
A New Approach to Detecting Changes in GM Foods
Does genetic manipulation causes unintended changes in food quality and composition? Are genetically modified (GM) foods less nutritious...
Predators Delay Pest Resistance to Bt Crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure...
Bt Sweet Corn Can Reduce Insecticide Use
A new study finds that genetically modified sweet corn is better for the environment and safer for farm workers....
Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops not Silver Bullets, Scientists Warn
A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive...
Food Expert: Genetically Modified Crops Are Overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and...
Desirable Traits: Next-generation Crops Withstand Climate Variation
Propped in the corner of Guri Johal’s office are a few corn stalks —nothing out of the ordinary for a plant scientist at Purdue...
Next Generation Soybean Breeding: The Potential of Spectral Analysis
Used in everything from baked goods to trendy edamame and livestock feed to cooking oil, the huge array of uses for soybeans has scientists...
New 'Scarecrow' Gene Might Trigger Boost in Food Production
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humanity faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using...
Corn: More Active Genes in Roots Mean Higher Yields
Hybrid plants provide much higher yield than their homozygous parents. Plant breeders have known this for more than 100 years and used...
Weed Management in Era of Glyphosate Resistance
The development of glyphosate-resistant crops is one of the most important weed management innovations in the history of agriculture....
Study: Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the US
Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United States....
 
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