Synthetic Biology

How conventional plant breeding has evolved in the digital age While I generally have a pretty decent memory, my recollections of high school biology in the early 1980s consists of trying to get a microscope to focus properly so that I could see an onion skin cell. Rarely could I Read more…

The Cost of Eating NON-GM

How Consumers Benefit from GM Crops One criticism that is frequently levelled against GM crops and biotechnology, in general, is that there are no benefits available for consumers, which has resulted in some consumers choosing to reject this innovative and environmentally sustainable technology. This blanket ‘no benefit’ statement has no Read more…

Not Such a Fun Guy, These Fungi

Not Such a Fun Guy, These Fungi

Plant diseases having increasingly devastating effects In June I was fortunate enough to attend a captivatingly interesting conference organized by the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security on how to improve global food security and the technologies required to accomplish this. Of the numerous speakers, one stood out Read more…

Moms Across America report 'finding' glyphosate in breastmilk

Toxic Ta-Ta’s?

What research looks like when it is and is not performed by scientists Food safety laws and regulations are constantly evolving; from what initially began as a basic and patchwork start to today’s highly technical tact, relying on leading science to inform and improve what is, and isn’t, permitted. Our Read more…