Poplar genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees

[cough..shades of Reagan…cough~] University of Arizona While providing benefits to the environment, some trees also emit gases to the atmosphere that worsen air pollution and alter climate. Field trials in Oregon and Arizona show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of the gas isoprene, can be genetically modified not to harm air quality while…

Why Modern Famine Predictions Failed !

What’s Natural column Guest post by Jim Steele, published in the Pacifica Tribune Wednesday December 18, 2019 Victims if 1876 Famine in India When I graduated high school in 1968 there were rampant predictions of environmental collapse and eco-catastrophe theories flourished. The highly influential Stanford scientist Dr Paul Ehrlich dominated the doomsday media stating, “Most…

Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms

The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce negative impacts of cattle farming. The grass captures carbon, reduces gas emissions from soils, restores degraded land, and improves cattle health and productivity International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often…

Anti-GMO attitudes study Nature 2019

Submitted by Joel O’Bryan, PhD From NPR on-line, there is this news item: “People Strongly Against GMOs Had Shakier Understanding Of Food Science, Study Finds” January 26, 2019 7:00 AM ET https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/01/26/687852367/people-strongly-against-gmos-had-shakier-understanding-of-food-science-study-fin “People who most intensely oppose genetically modified food think they know a lot about food science, but actually know the least, according to…