2 days ago · The number of crops modified to be herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant has increased dramatically since 2000. That year, a quarter of corn planted was genetically engineered. Now, 20 years later, about 92 percent of corn planted is genetically modified. Soybeans and cotton have followed similar trends.
6 days ago · Joy Okpuzor, a professor of cell biology and genetics, at the University of Lagos, explained that GM crops are those crops, whose DNA had been altered from its original form to a desirable new...
3 days ago · Genetic contamination of organic corn with genetically modified (GM) genes is a growing concern for organic producers. While corn pollen does not travel far in comparison to many other grass species, if temperature, humidity, and wind are favorable, corn pollen can travel thousands of feet.
3 days ago · Genetically modifying plants is an important economic activity: in 2017, 89% of corn, 94% of soybeans, and 91% of cotton produced in the US were from genetically modified strains. Since the introduction of GM crops, yields have increased by 22%, and profits have increased to farmers, especially in the developing world, by 68%.
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5 days ago · In November 2014, the USDA approved a genetically modified potato developed by J.R. Simplot Company, which contains genetic modifications that prevent bruising and produce less acrylamide when fried than conventional potatoes; the modifications do not cause new proteins to be made, but rather prevent proteins from being made via RNA interference.
6 days ago · Between 2012 and 2016, US$850 million was spent by anti-biotechnology advocacy groups to campaign against GM crops (Genetic Literacy Project 2020). This partially contributes to the wide gap between scientist opinions and consumer opinions on the safety of both genetically modified (GM) foods and pesticide use (Pew Research Center 2015).
Today · GM crops are required to feed the world is a well-worn industry slogan trotted out at every available opportunity. Just like the claim of GM crops being a tremendous success, this too is based on ...
2 days ago · Genetically modified crops are the key to promoting agricultural sustainability. Critics of GMO foods ignore that genetically engineered variants have saved entire food categories in Hawaii ...
6 days ago · Brazilian farmers are a step closer to using an environmentally friendly tool to control a destructive agricultural pest with the government’s approval of Oxitec’s “Friendly” fall armyworm technology. Oxitec’s Friendly technology works by genetically modifying (GM) insects to introduce a gene that prevents offspring of the pests from surviving into adulthood. The GM insects are …
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