Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors of a study published in Science, explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer houseplants to serve as subtle alarms that something is amiss…
It has only taken nearly one year for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start testing food for residue of a chemical called glyphosate.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration moved successfully through a senate committee vote on Tuesday, January 12, only to face a couple of potential obstacles.
The genetically engineered (GE) salmon approved for human consumption by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a few weeks ago has hit an unexpected roadblock in Washington, D.C. Lawmakers in Capitol Hill wrote a policy rider targeting the salmon into…
Cloning. It’s a controversial subject. Many people believe it’s the way of the future, while others say it’s unnatural, with unknown long-term side effects.
In their diets, vegetarians seek out good sources of protein to feel satisfied, and keep sustained energy throughout their day as well as maintain a strong physique.
Researchers from the newly opened Francis Crick Institute in London, have applied to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically modify human embryos. If successful it would be the first time a national regulatory body has granted approval.
In what no doubt will turn controversial, Scotland’s government has announced it intends to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on any of its territory to protect its “clean and green brand,” and because there is little evidence…
The world’s first genetically modified (GM) wheat trials have failed to produce their own insect repellent. This is a big blow to the publicly-funded experiment that was run by the Rothamsted Research Institute in the U.K.
There’s a definite division between those who support organic plant breeding and those who think they can make organisms and our food better using genetic modification (GM).