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. Read more about Vegan GMO’s Stance Against White Supremacy[…]

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 – Read more about Firm developing non-GMO herbicide-resistant varieties – Ag Sectors – Capital Press[…]

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 Read more about Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest | Science | AAAS[…]

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 Read more about Genetic Modification May Be The Answer To A Dangerous Toxin[…]

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 Read more about Using Genetic Modification To Produce A New Source Of Rubber Plants[…]

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 Read more about How a kernel of corn may yield answers into some cancers[…]

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 Read more about NeuroLogica Blog » New GM Wheat Trials Set[…]

GMOs and Horizontal Gene Transfer

People reject genetically modified organisms as food (GMOs) for a variety of reasons, but the single most cited reason is the false belief that they are unhealthy. That specific belief also represents the single greatest disconnect between the opinion of scientists and of the general public in a 2015 Pew poll, greater than evolution, climate Read more about GMOs and Horizontal Gene Transfer[…]