America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.

Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change. » 1/29/15 4:00pm 1/29/15 4:00pm

A Federal Judge Has Struck Down An Anti-GMO Law In Hawaii

Last year, Hawaii's fourth-largest island, Kauai, passed a local ordinance restricting the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops. But,a federal judge has ruled the county overstepped its legal authority — which has potentially huge implications for whether local communities across the U.S. can ban GMO crops. » 9/02/14 9:00am 9/02/14 9:00am

The most important thing you'll read today is an article about oranges

The discourse on genetically modified crops gained a cogent and sorely needed voice this weekend, with the publication of a captivating narrative-treatment of the subject in The New York Times by science writer Amy Harmon. The title of her feature: "A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA." » 7/29/13 12:45pm 7/29/13 12:45pm

Companies that paid over $1 million to stop GMO labels on foods

If you live in the U.S., it's likely that you eat a lot of GMO foods, and there is plenty of scientific evidence that these foods are perfectly safe. Still, many consumers want GMO foods to be labeled, simply because they want to know whether their food is the product of genetic engineering or not. » 8/15/12 12:58pm 8/15/12 12:58pm

Use transgenic fish to make bioluminescent sushi rolls

Really, one of the key issues with sushi is that it doesn't glow under black light. To solve that problem, the Center for Genomic Gastronomy is using genetically modified fishies from the pet store to create tasty treats that will be perfect for your next rave. » 2/10/12 10:30am 2/10/12 10:30am

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Goats Genetically Engineered to Produce Drugs in Their Milk

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Adminstration stopped dragging its feet and acknowledged that tomorrow's drugs are just as likely to be made in the bosoms of goats as they are to come out of a laboratory. The latest craze among drug makers is "pharming," or the practice of creating special, genetically-engineered… » 2/09/09 12:00pm 2/09/09 12:00pm

Genetically-Engineered Purple Tomatoes Boost Health

This gorgeous, genetically-engineered tomato gets its deep purple color from Snapdragon flower genes. But European researchers didn't just splice those genes into the tomato for aesthetic reasons. In a recent issue of Nature, the researchers write » 10/27/08 1:30pm 10/27/08 1:30pm that Snapdragon transgenes also boosted the tomato's natural…

It's a GMO Holiday With Glowing Red Kitty, Glowing Green Bunny

Just hold 'em under fluorescent bulbs, and they're like living, purring holiday lights! A Korean team of genetic engineers has created a super race of glowing red kitties. What everyone seems to have forgotten is that several years ago, bio-artist Eduardo Kac had some French engineers build him a glowing green bunny. » 12/14/07 11:00am 12/14/07 11:00am