food security
Growing Awareness
Growing Awareness
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.
Cooking Up Cancer?
Cooking Up Cancer?
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency
Ruth Williams | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
FDA Head Leaving Post
FDA Head Leaving Post
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2015
US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg is stepping down after six years on the job.
From the Feature Well
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Wild Relatives
Wild Relatives
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014
As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Rusty Waves of Grain
Rusty Waves of Grain
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
Designer Livestock
Designer Livestock
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.
Putting Up Resistance
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?