Kathleen Bordeleau

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DNA rice breakthrough raises 'green revolution' hopes

Over the next few years farmers are expected to have new genome sequencing technology at their disposal, helping to offset a myriad of problems that threaten to curtail production of the grain that feeds half of humanity.<p>Drawing on a massive bank of varieties stored in the Philippines and …

Proposal for the assessment of new methods in plant breeding

CRISPR/Cas9 is a new method for targeted genetic changes. Together with other methods, it is part of the so-called genome editing toolbox. At the …

Genetics

Going bankrupt a bitter pill for N.L. worker in wake of oil price collapse

Jamie Parsons appeared to have it all a year ago. A job in the Alberta oilsands earning $140,000 and a strong sense of pride and self-respect.<p>The …

Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price

The most infamous fact about organic food is that it’s expensive—about 47% more expensive, according to a recent analysis from <i>Consumer Reports</i>. But a …