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  • The Birth of the Great GMO Debate The Origin of the Great GMO Debate

    The Origin of the Great GMO Debate

    Today virtually everything we eat is produced from seeds that have been genetically altered in some way. New methods of plant tinkering have emerged over the generations—and so, too, have the fears

    May 1, 2014 | 0

  • The Birth of the Great GMO Debate

    The History of Hybridization

    October 28, 1899 | 0

  • The Birth of the Great GMO Debate

    New Citrus Creations of the Department of Agriculture

    November 3, 1906 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 104, Issue 7

    Creating New Animals and Plants

    Mendelism and the Farm

    February 18, 1911 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 224, Issue 1

    Induced Mutations in Plants

    The intentional exposure of seeds to mutagens has produced many new characteristics for the intensified breeding of plants. This procedure has played an important part in the “green revolution”

    January 1, 1971 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 245, Issue 3

    Agricultural Microbiology

    Introducing new genes into crop plants by recombinant-DNA methods is difficult and not in immediate prospect. Much progress can be made, however, by manipulating the microorganisms that live with plants

    September 1, 1981 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 248, Issue 6

    A Vector for Introducing New Genes into Plants

    The induction of a plant tumor by a bacterium is a natural form of genetic engineering. The piece of DNA the bacterium injects may serve as a tool for the genetic modification of crop plants

    June 1, 1983 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 266, Issue 6

    Transgenic Crops

    Biotechnology has already created plants that withstand pests and fruits that resist spoilage. Recent advances confirm its environmental soundness and commercial viability

    June 1, 1992 | 0

  • November 1997

    Making Rice Disease-Resistant

    For the first time, scientists have used genetic engineering to protect this essential crop from disease

    November 1, 1997 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 148, Issue 1

    The New Trend of Invention Plant Patents

    The New Trend of Invention

    January 1, 1933 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 264, Issue 3

    Patenting Life

    Although entrepreneurs can now legally protect any novel plants, animals or microorganisms they invent, the courts have not yet settled many questions about the reach of biotechnology patents

    March 1, 1991 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 235, Issue 3

    The Resources Available for Agriculture

    The physical resources of earth, air, fire (energy) and water are large but are essentially fixed. The biological and social resources, however, are far from being pressed to the limit

    September 1, 1976 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 261, Issue 3

    Strategies for Agriculture

    Agricultural research will probably yield many new technologies for expanding food production while preserving land, water and genetic diversity. The real trick will be getting farmers to use them

    September 1, 1989 | 0

  • August 2004

    Back to the Future of Cereals

    Genomic studies of the world's major grain crops, together with a technology called marker-assisted breeding, could yield a new green revolution

    August 1, 2004 | 0

  • September 2007

    Sowing a Gene Revolution

    A new green revolution based on genetically modified crops can help reduce poverty and hungerbut only if formidable institutional challenges are met

    September 1, 2007 | 0

  • Eating to Live

    Seeds of Concern

    Are genetically modified crops an environmental dream come true or a disaster in the making? Scientists are looking for answers

    December 1, 2006 | 0

  • Scientific American Volume 309, Issue 3 The Truth about Genetically Modified Food

    The Truth about Genetically Modified Food

    Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?

    September 1, 2013 | 0

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