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Will we ever eat genetically modified meat?

Tweaking the DNA of fish, pigs, and cows promises to breed healthier, happier animals and boost food production. But will people eat the results? Daniel Cossins investigates.<p>We need to use all the tools we have available, and genetic engineering is one of them<p>The highlands of western Panama are an …

Is plastic pollution eaten by seafood ending up back in us? Researchers are trying to answer that question

A few tiny chips of white plastic and some strings of seaweed swirl around the plastic jar that 10th-grader Jamie Ostmann is holding up for a crowd …

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae To Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer

In December, UC San Diego’s California Center for Algae Biotechnology Director Steve Mayfield got a call from the White House. It was the Office of Science and Technology Policy, looking for advice on improving world food security. “We hear you’re Mr. Algae,” they said.<p>The prominent research …

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How Growers Gamed California’s Drought

Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is …

While Drought Rages On, Californian Farmers are Finding Ways to Conserve Water

California, spurred by the drought ravaging the state’s agriculture for a third year, is refocusing its water conservation efforts.<p>“This drought has …

Why You May Soon Be Eating More GMO Produce

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils could be hitting grocery shelves someday soon if various …