GMO crops have been rejected in many countries where food shortages are dire. Now, a scientist at the University of Connecticut has figured out how to create better crops with DNA editing.
When the United States was settled, nearly everyone was a farmer. Today only 2 percent of Americans live on farms, and many of us are illiterate about where food comes from or what kinds are healthy.
New research pinpoints the genes that could counteract decades of bland breeding.
Cassava is a key food source in tropical countries, but yields have been flat for decades. New genetic research is identifying many options for boosting production of this valuable staple crop.
Genome editing and synthetic biology are giving rise to new forms of life. But do these organisms have conservation value as part of earth's biodiversity?
Advocates have argued for years about whether genetically engineered crops are safe to grow and eat. Plant pathologist and geneticist Pamela Ronald calls for a more nuanced discussion.
Are genetically engineered crops safe for human health and the environment? A new report says yes but points out problems and regulatory gaps. Three members of the study panel offer their takeaways.
We can tweak levels of a special vitamin that acts as an appetite control system.
Burkina Faso, one of the largest GM cotton producers in the world, has begun a phase out of all Bt cotton production.
Scientists are developing GM crops that don't need pesticides and other chemicals to help them grow. Isn't that what organic farmers want too?
New research suggests how we could prevent genetically modified organisms from surviving - and potentially spreading - in the wild.
The solutions presented by GM crops are rarely tested against the other options. Take a look at our philosophy of farming and it all starts to make sense.
Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.