Aug 5, 2013

Roots breakthrough: drought-resistant rice

Japanese biotechnologists have developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts that wipe out conventional rice crops. It is the third breakthrough in new cereal strains in less than two years, boosting the quest to feed the world’s ...

Jun 12, 2013

More pests resistant to GM crops, study says

More pest species are becoming resistant to the most popular type of genetically modified, insect-repellent crops, but not in areas where farmers follow expert advice, a study showed Monday. The paper delves into a key aspect of so-called Bt corn and cotton — plants ...