The invasive pink bollworm has inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage annually. Biotech cotton and sterile moths helped eradicate it in the US.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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While natural fibre textiles like cotton have generated an environmentally friendly reputation in recent years they might be just as bad as microplastic textiles like polyester and Nylon.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Cotton biofuel cells could provide a continuous charge for the batteries in implantable medical devices like pacemakers.
Nov. 30, 2018 • ~5 min
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In "a remarkable detective story," scientists have used CRISPR to find what makes cotton bollworm caterpillars resistant to genetically engineered cotton.
Nov. 8, 2018 • ~7 min
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