Science! GMO’s are not the problem, they’re the answer!

On September 13, 2019 Cameron English posted the article, GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can cut pesticide use—if environmental activists do not block them. He explained that in 2017, the University of Florida plant geneticists Zhonglin Mou and Kevin Folta, announced a new method to fight common diseases in fruit plants. Their discovery could drastically reduce the use of fungicides if widely implemented by growers. Unfortunately, their methods may never be put to use as a result of the unwarranted controversy surrounding crop biotechnology. Scientists continue to make agriculture safer and more sustainable with the tools of modern genetics, but activists have waged [...]

By , , |2019-12-31T11:43:10-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Science|Comments Off on Science! GMO’s are not the problem, they’re the answer!

Food from thin air?

A new kind of food made from electricity, water, and air has been invented that could completely revolutionize how we understand food.

By , |2019-07-16T17:40:19-04:00July 17th, 2019|Environment|Comments Off on Food from thin air?

Can plant viruses help boost pesticide safety?

Researchers have discovered a particular plant virus that can deliver pesticide molecules deeper below the ground, targeting places normally beyond their reach. This has the benefit of limiting a pesticide’s impact on the natural world.

By , |2019-06-07T09:47:45-04:00June 9th, 2019|Environment|Comments Off on Can plant viruses help boost pesticide safety?

Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides

By Steve Goreham. Our modern society suffers from “chemophobia." Will insects eat our crops or people? Scientific evidence shows that everyday exposure to synthetic pesticides is negligible and that widespread pesticide fears are unfounded.

By |2018-11-15T10:34:08-05:00November 15th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Unfounded fears about synthetic pesticides