GM Camelina can provide omega-3s for fish

Written by Rebecca Nesbit Biotechnology in the fish farming industry hit the headlines in 2017 when a fast-growing salmon became the first GM animal to reach the market. In Europe, however, new developments in biotech’s potential for aquaculture went largely…

Better Know a Scientist: Entomologist Amelia Jordan

This week in “Better Know a Scientist”, I’m interviewing entomologist Amelia Jordan. Amelia graduated with her MSc in Entomology from Washington State University in 2014 where she studied the presence of native bees in alfalfa seed fields. If you missed…

Roundup in 75% of Air? What the report actually says

Written by Kevin Folta Last week the anti-biotech websites exploded with the news: "Roundup Weedkiller Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov. Study Finds" and more scary-sounding titles like that. My first response was to get a copy…

Paterson Speech: UK must lead the World in GM crops

Today, the UK Environmental Secretary, Owen Paterson, delivered a speech about genetically engineered crops at the Rothamsted Research station near St. Albans. He called for a new approach to considering GM crops, which he said could help farming become more…

Global nitrogen consumption in the 20th century

An Unlikely Fix: nitrogen fertilizer and organic agriculture

Written by Adam Merberg In 1898, the chemist and physicist William Crookes devoted his presidential address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science to “a life and death question for generations to come.” At existing rates, he argued, the world’s…

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