June 9th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi
The National Research Council reports that the use of genetically engineered crops results in less harm to wild life, less soil erosion, and greater cost savings. Its findings could impact agricultural practices in other nations.
June 9th, 2010 | by Cindy Hoots
Fishermen caught mustard gas in a haul of clams off the coast of New York. Okay, does this raise any [&hellip
May 27th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi
The UN's Millennium Development Goal of ending global under-nourishment by 2015 will not be met, but a new set of "mega" initiatives are being implemented to achieve more efficient delivery of "research outputs" to speed agricultural development
April 27th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan
The first restaurant chain to show carbon footprints of its menu items, Otarian, just opened its first store in New [&hellip
April 16th, 2010 | by Cindy Hoots
At least a dozen global food companies collaborate toward practical, cost effective solutions to reduce the climate impact of specific [&hellip
April 14th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan
Sea turtles are getting killed in the millions from large-scale fisheries. See how this happens, potential solutions to the problem, [&hellip
April 9th, 2010 | by Cindy Hoots
Greenpeace successfully targets Trader Joe’s and convinces the supermarket chain to adopt sustainable seafood practices by the end of 2012. [&hellip
November 26th, 2009 | by Daniel Hohler
[social_buttons] New findings, published in the October issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, indicate early Europeans enjoyed a much [&hellip
November 25th, 2009 | by Daniel Hohler
[social_buttons] Whether you are eating turkey or tofurkey this Thanksgiving, you cannot deny the great sacrifice that turkeys are making to fill [&hellip
April 18th, 2009 | by ziggy
To understand how humans cause global warming, it is important that you are aware of the link between your daily activities and the greenhouse effect. Furthermore, once you understand this, it is easy to see that you have the power to help stop global warming from getting worse.
The primary way humans cause global warming is by burning fossil fuels. This increases the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, which leads to an increase in the Greenhouse Effect
April 6th, 2009 | by ziggy
Americans eat lots of meat. So much so that livestock is now one of the leading contributors to global warming, [&hellip
January 29th, 2009 | by Alex Felsinger
Greenpeace Brazil has released a report at the World Social Forum in Belém showing that up to 80 percent of [&hellip
September 24th, 2008 | by Sarah Pressman Lovinger
Will Allen, former pro basketball player, founded Growing Power to help low-income people in Milwaukee and Chicago grow their own [&hellip
February 8th, 2008 | by Janel Sterbentz
Any time you eat non-organic food, there is a 70 percent chance you are ingesting genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Modern genetic modification is different from historical alterations--such as plant breeding--because today, genes are transferred from one species to another. For instance, when you eat GM food, there is a good chance it has been injected with genes from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)—hence Bt Corn.
Are these GM foods a path to end world hunger and ensure a robust harvest in the face of possible harsh future climates? Or, is it a way for corporations to gain global control over agriculture for profit, releasing organisms that have unknown effects on the environment and human health?
According to the USDA, in 1996, less than 5 percent of soy products were genetically modified. Within 12 years, that amount increased to 90 percent. These have been in our foods for over a decade and as far as we can tell, nothing has really gone wrong. Is that why most Americans are not hearing about GMOs?