The cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops hit record levels in 2016, with 18 million farmers planting 185.1 million hectares of biotech crops globally, making it the fastest adopted crop technology in recent times, according to a new report.
In the past 50 years, three major discoveries have fueled the field of genetic engineering. Together, they’ve revolutionized medicine and agriculture. Individually, they’ve sparked controversy.
Genetic engineering: the first major discovery
Five years after he publicly apologized for his anti-GMO activism, Mark Lynas offers a proposal for a peaceful resolution to the contentious fight over genetic engineering. "So let’s stop fighting, and let’s start uniting."
A global team led by researchers in Australia has achieved a dramatic breakthrough in dealing with stem rust, a fungal pathogen that causes widespread damage to wheat.
As most of us prepare to celebrate the upcoming festive days over big sumptuous meals, we should use this time to check on our food privilege status and determine whether we are using it in a way that could be hurting the hungry.
A childhood of adversity taught Calestous Juma the value of innovation as a tool for successful adaptation.
Prof. Calestous Juma raised a positive voice in support of Africa and agricultural technology, inspiring others with his passion for science.