GM Food could save the world, but it isn’t yet

One of the major pro’s for genetically modified food is that it is a real solution to world hunger. GM crops could be saving the world, but they aren’t yet. Currently, GM technology is very commercialised. “There is the concern that the ownership of agricultural genetic resources has shifted from the public domain to the private … More GM Food could save the world, but it isn’t yet

GMO’s could restore crops’ lost traits

A big argument against genetic engineering is that we should revert to the farming practices that humans have used for thousands of years. What we now call ‘organic’. Nostalgia for a simpler time of agriculture. Ironically, through genetic engineering we could “turn back the clock” and engineer crops to be more like they were before … More GMO’s could restore crops’ lost traits

Selective Breeding vs Genetic Modification

“For thousands of years, farmers have been using breeding techniques to “genetically modify” crops to improve quality and yield.  Modern biotechnology allows plants breeders to select genes that produce beneficial traits and move them from one organism to another.  Plant biotechnology is far more precise and selective than crossbreeding in producing desired agronomic traits.”  Croplife … More Selective Breeding vs Genetic Modification

We could be getting allergy-free GM peanuts

Allergy free peanuts could soon be a reality thanks to genome editing technology creating genetically modified peanuts. By tweaking the genes of the organism to no longer include the elements that cause allergies, scientists may soon be able to create allergy-free peanuts. These kind of crops are only about 5 years away from commercial availability. … More We could be getting allergy-free GM peanuts