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First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia | CIMMYT. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Cali, Colombia (CIMMYT) — A new zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia on February 23 to help combat malnutrition in South America. Zinc is an essential mineral that plays an important role in human development but is not naturally produced by humans. Zinc deficiency can lead to impaired growth and development, respiratory infections, diarrheal […]

Lab-Grown Meat May Save a Lot More than Farm Animals’ Lives

Lab-Grown Meat May Save a Lot More than Farm Animals’ Lives Source: MACH: The best and latest in Tech & Innovation | NBC News

Vegan GMO’s Stance Against White Supremacy

Our organization has always been first and foremost a vegan organization. We came together under concerns that an irrational (but not unjustifiable) fear surrounding biotechnology could be ultimately detrimental. It’s a natural progression of our vegan justice values. We took a bold stance against GMO conspiracy mongering and those who prey upon our fellow vegans. […]

Firm developing non-GMO herbicide-resistant varieties – Ag Sectors – Capital Press

There isn’t much canola grown in Eastern Idaho, but the golden-flowering stalks in Kamren Koompin’s 40-acre field are unique for yet another reason.They were developed to be herbicide resistant — not through genetic modification but rather using a new technology expected to be more palatable with the public. Source: Firm developing non-GMO herbicide-resistant varieties – […]

Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest | Science | AAAS

Industrial fertilizers help feed billions of people every year, but they remain beyond the reach of many of the world’s poorest farmers. Now, researchers have engineered microbes that, when added to soil, make fertilizer on demand, producing plants that grow 1.5 times larger than crops not exposed to the bugs or other synthetic fertilizers. The […]

Perfecting An Inefficient Part Of Photosynthesis With Genetic Modification

Research from the University of Illinois showcases a new discovery in the inefficiency of the photosynthesis and photorespiration cycles. Source: Perfecting An Inefficient Part Of Photosynthesis With Genetic Modification

Genetic Modification May Be The Answer To A Dangerous Toxin

Researchers with the University of Arizona are exploring “host-induced gene silencing” in corn to combat toxic mold. Scientists successfully engineered corn (the host) to turn off, or silence, the mold’s toxin-producing genes. If the modified corn is exposed to toxic mold, the once-dangerous infection is rendered harmless. As research progresses, scientists are exploring whether they […]

Using Genetic Modification To Produce A New Source Of Rubber Plants

One of the main benefits of the guayule’s latex, especially today, is that it is hypoallergenic, meaning that it is unlikely to trigger latex allergic responses for those with that allergy. But even with this alternative source, increasing production is the focus to meet global demand.That’s where the scientists at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service […]

How a kernel of corn may yield answers into some cancers

The work by the Settles group shows that the defects observed in the corn kernels are the same genetic errors, or mutations, in blood cells that lead to some forms of MDS. Genetic mistakes in both corn cells and blood cells affect a similar suite of genes, even though these are very different organisms. This […]

NeuroLogica Blog » New GM Wheat Trials Set

Over the last century agricultural experts have used conventional breeding, including hybrids, to increase yields of major crops. Apparently conventional breeding is running up against diminishing returns, and some believe we are at or approaching the limit of wheat yield with conventional techniques.However, improving the efficiency of photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn sunlight […]