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The Clocks Are Ticking; the Climate Is Changing
Dartmouth plant biologist C. Robertson (Rob) McClung is not your typical clock-watcher. His clocks are internal, biological, and operate...
Refining Risk Assessment for GM Crops
Current terrestrial risk assessments for pesticides, biopesticides and GM crops use a tiered approach to gauge the risks from GM crops...
Increased Weed Resistance Means More Pesticide Used
A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in...
Underground Solution to Starving Rice Plants
Scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have pinpointed a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20%...
Evaluation of Phytase Transgenic Corn Versus Conventional Corn
Corn (maize) expressing phytase is as efficacious as equivalent microbial phytase when supplemented in corn-soybean diets for chickens,...
Bt Corn Root Injury Confirmed, Very Early Western Corn Rootworm
The western corn rootworm season is progressing at an unprecedented pace, reports Professor of entomology and crop sciences Extension...
New Research Reveals Challenges in GM Crop Regulatory Process
A new innovation can completely reshape an industry - inspiring both optimism and debate. ...
Researchers Confirm Effects of GM Bt Toxin on Young Ladybird Larvae
Swiss researchers of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Z├╝rich confirm earlier findings that the Bacillus thuringiensis...
The Real GM Food Scandal
GM foods are safe, healthy, and essential if we ever want to achieve decent living standards for the world's growing population. Misplaced...
A Breed Apart
The temperature at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education near Montmorenci, Ind., reads 91 degrees on this August afternoon....
Gene Helps with Multiple Leaf Diseases in Corn
Corn is one of the most widely grown crops in the US, and the US produces 40 percent of the world crop. But as with all crops, diseases threaten...
Soybean Trial Results Show Differences in SCN Control
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is one of the most damaging pests of soybean in Iowa and throughout the Midwest, writes Greg Tylka,...
Genetic Improvement Propels Corn Yield Past Weather Woes
Weather conditions at planting and harvest worked to stymie farmers in 2011. Despite frustrating meteorological developments, Ohio...
Is there a Future for GM Crops in the UK?
It is a question that has been asked since the late 1990s and for much of that time the answer from the public, media and politicians...

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