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 …

Human Health Benefits of Genetically Modified Flax Oil

Could a genetically modified flax oil help treat breast cancer? The health benefits of flax consumption, such as the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, have been known for some time. A recent collaborative research article between the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan, extend the potential of these benefits even further, finding …