Tag: GM crops

Science

Setbacks for pest resistant wheat

A controversial field trial of “whiffy” pest resistant wheat has shown that the genetically modified (GM) crop has failed to repel aphids. Aphids such as greenfly damage crops by sucking nutrients from their sap and can also introduce plant viruses. The study which was carried out by Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire is estimated to have cost the…

Environment, Science

GM crops: political nightmare or global solution?

The challenge of feeding the world’s growing population is set to be one of the most important issues to be dealt with by politicians in the coming decades. The “9 billion challenge”, as it is quickly becoming known, will mean feeding a population predicted to reach around 9 billion by 2050. This will require a…

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