The jury is still out regarding whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can hurt people or the environment.
Hawaii has become ground zero for testing and trials of genetically engineered crops, and environmentalists worry about the implications for ecosystems throughout the islands and beyond…
Do scientists think there’s a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergy cases in the U.S. and beyond in recent years?
Many environmentalists still question whether all the genetically modified organisms in our food supply is good for us or the environment…
Did you know that Campbell Soup Company, an American institution for a century and a half, just became the first major food company to support the mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients? Campbell’s also announced its support for the enactment of federal legislation to establish a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from genetically modified […]
Here’s a bold statement for you. We are now in charge of evolution on this planet. Eons of natural selection and chance mutation have surrendered control to the human race, and what we do with it is going to say a lot about who we really are. Don’t scoff, you saw this coming. Who hasn’t […]
Jason Bateman and Adrien Brody to narrate new National Geographic Channel series, Breakthrough, focusing on scientific explorers from leading universities and institutions and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show […]
Dear EarthTalk: Should those of us who care about our health and the planet be concerned about the new trend in genetic engineering called synthetic biology? – Chrissie Wilkins, Bern, NC “Synthetic biology” (or “synbio”) refers to the design and fabrication of novel biological parts, devices and systems that do not otherwise occur in nature. […]
Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply? — Frank C., Charlottesville, VA Proponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste outweigh the potential […]