crops
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Tetsuya Ishii | Feb 25, 2015
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2014
An environmental committee of the European Parliament approves a measure to allow members states to ban genetically engineered crops.
Sexless Hook-Up
Sexless Hook-Up
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.
More Carbon Dioxide, Fewer Crop Nutrients
More Carbon Dioxide, Fewer Crop Nutrients
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2014
Plants grown in higher concentrations of CO2 have greater yields, but lower amounts of essential nutrients.
Crop Coalescence
Crop Coalescence
Tracy Vence | Mar 5, 2014
While national food supplies have diversified during the last 50 years, the global crop selection has homogenized, new analysis shows.
Pheromone Factories
Pheromone Factories
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2014
Genetically modified tobacco plants produce pheromones that can trap pests.  
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Jef Akst | Jan 15, 2014
Migratory locusts are less likely to aggregate into crop-devastating swarms when infected by the parasite Paranosema locustae.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Proteinaceous Cassava Lacks Protein
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2012
A PLOS ONE study claiming to have jacked up the essential crop with a gene to allow the plant to produce protein is retracted.
Nanoparticles Harm Crops
Hayley Dunning | Aug 21, 2012
Manufactured nanomaterials, such as those found in cosmetics and fuel, affect soil productivity and food quality of soybean crops.