US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising
US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising
The use of pesticides has decreased in the US by more than 40 percent since 1992, but the emergence of more-potent chemicals means that they are far more damaging to many species.
US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising
US Pesticide Use Is Down, but Damage to Pollinators Is Rising

The use of pesticides has decreased in the US by more than 40 percent since 1992, but the emergence of more-potent chemicals means that they are far more damaging to many species.

The use of pesticides has decreased in the US by more than 40 percent since 1992, but the emergence of more-potent chemicals means that they are far more damaging to many species.

crop engineering
Infographic: Open and shut
Infographic: Open and shut
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers devise a way to make plants’ stomata open and close more quickly.
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow FasterA Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
Arabidopsis with guard cells modified by a light-activated potassium ion channel can open and close stomata more quickly, conserving water.
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat.
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2019
The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2018
Restrictions will remain on transgenic plants, which contain artificially inserted genes from other species.
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2018
Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.
45 Feet High and Rising
45 Feet High and Rising
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.
Monsanto Buys Rights to CRISPR
Monsanto Buys Rights to CRISPR
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2016
The US agribusiness secures a global, nonexclusive licensing agreement from the Broad Institute to use the gene-editing technology for agricultural applications.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum, Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.