Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

agricultural research
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
A pesticide industry leader, Hutchins was formerly president of the Entomological Society of America.
Book Excerpt from <em>How to Feed the World</em>
Book Excerpt from How to Feed the World
Uris Baldos | Feb 11, 2018
In chapter 5, “The Technology Ticket,” contributing author Uris Baldos urges acceptance and investment in “precision agriculture” to provide for a burgeoning global population.
Monsanto and Bayer Announce Approval of Massive Merger
Monsanto and Bayer Announce Approval of Massive Merger
Bob Grant | Dec 13, 2016
On Tuesday, shareholders at the agribusiness giant approved the $66 billion deal with the European pharmaceutical firm.
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2016
Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016
Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
October 2015's selection of notable quotes