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GM Foods Still Controversial After All These Years

Posted November 28th, 2014 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)

Proponents and critics of genetic modification (GM) have been arguing over the potential impact of genetically modified organisms (GMO) on health and the environment for more than a decade now. Genetic engineering can manipulate the DNA of crops to switch off existing traits or add new ones in ways that were not possible before. Proponents […]

Growing Super Crops: Conventional or GM?

Posted November 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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A lot of folks probably don’t like their food messed with, meaning they’d rather not have carrots cross-bred into pea-carrots, for example, or potatoes genetically fortified with nutrients they weren’t born with. But in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, fortified crops can help populations struggling for survival. Fortified crops are created either through […]