Hawaii has become ground zero for testing and trials of genetically engineered crops, and environmentalists worry about the implications for ecosystems throughout the islands and beyond…
Peanut Allergy Rise Worries Environmentalists Theories still abound regarding causation, but definitive proof remains elusive
Do scientists think there’s a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergy cases in the U.S. and beyond in recent years?
What are the environmental risks of synthetic biology? New scientific frontiers could threaten our sustainability
Dear EarthTalk: Should those of us who care about our health and the planet be concerned about the new trend in genetic engineering called synthetic biology? – Chrissie Wilkins, Bern, NC “Synthetic biology” (or “synbio”) refers to the design and fabrication of novel biological parts, devices and systems that do not otherwise occur in nature. […]
Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply? — Frank C., Charlottesville, VA Proponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste outweigh the potential […]
If you aren’t sure if your food contains genetically engineered ingredients, it probably does. Now the question is, what’s the harm?