USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

You may remember last year when the USDA approved a field trial of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. Although there were the usual ideologically opposed protests the trial is progressing. Well, last week the USDA approved another field trial of a GM insect, this time the diamondback moth. The diamondback moth is an invasive species… Read More USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

Genetically Modified Aubergine Reveals Desperation of Anti-GMO Zealots

I have written extensively in the past about the benefits of genetically modified crops and how the anti-GMO lobby will tell any lie they can think of to try to discredit a technology that not only doesn’t do harm but actually has the potential to do enormous amounts of good. They say that it increases… Read More Genetically Modified Aubergine Reveals Desperation of Anti-GMO Zealots

FDA To Approve Trial Release Of GM Mosquitos

Another week another interesting genetics story. This Friday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a preliminary report for public comment on whether or not genetically modified mosquitos should be released into the wilds of Florida. Significantly, their preliminary conclusion is that the field trial would not pose a significant environmental or health risk.… Read More FDA To Approve Trial Release Of GM Mosquitos