Archive for the ‘Biotech’ Category

If we alter the genetics of insect pests to reduce their populations, what are the benefits and risks?

Posted on: February 26th, 2021 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

There could be major benefits in public health (an end to malaria, perhaps), agriculture, native plant and wildlife conservation, and other areas. But to fully understand the risks, we need more research before we release gene-drive modified insects into the environment.

Are GMO crops safe?

Posted on: November 24th, 2020 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

Based on what we know now, yes. Experts reviewed hundreds of research studies and found no persuasive evidence that consuming genetically modified foods has harmful health effects. Nor have scientific studies pointed to any obvious direct environmental problems caused by genetically engineered crops.