How GM papaya saved Hawaii’s papaya industry

The lush tropical islands of the Hawaiian chain are an ideal place to grow fruit. Climate conditions that provide in excess of 100 inches of rain per year, an abundance of sunshine and ideal soil conditions, allow for the production of many delicious varieties of fruit. Papaya is the second …

How Genomics is Changing Plant Breeding

From the Human Genome Project to plant breeding, genomic research is here to stay   The desire to know more about how genomes work has attracted thousands of researchers as well as billions of investment dollars. Advances in computers, biology and information sharing have revolutionized how plant breeding is now …

Benefits of GM crops: Which voice to listen to?

Genetically modified (GM) crops have been identified by many groups and organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as an important tool, essential in working towards reducing the global food insecurity and land supply problems. In spite of considerable negative media attention regarding the safety of GM crops, there …