Genetically modified crops – controversial research


Wikipedia defines Genetically modified crops (GM crops, or biotech crops) as plants, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering techniques, to resist pests and agents causing harm to plants and to improve the growth of these plants to assist in farmers efficiency. The vision and idea behind GM crops, therefore is ideally the generation of good food for the world in a much more conservative manner. When the world is facing climatic and environment crisis, with agriculture being both a cause and a necessity, it is only important that agriculture methodologies be modified solely for the good taking care of all the possible side effects. Companies with primary research in GM crops like Monsanto and DuPont had the great vision to biologically develop resistance in crops from pest and diseases. Sounds really good for sustainability, but comes with a fact that “it won’t be natural anymore”. One…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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