Plants might be able to tell us about the location of dead bodies, helping families find missing people

Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.

Neal Stewart, Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  evolution  innovation  agriculture  plants  microbes  adaptation  genetically-modified-organisms  forensics  genetically-modified-plants  decomposition

Plants might be able to tell us about the location of dead people, helping families find missing people

Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.

Neal Stewart, Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  evolution  innovation  agriculture  plants  microbes  adaptation  genetically-modified-organisms  forensics  genetically-modified-plants  decomposition

Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food

What criteria should be used to determine whether a food is natural? What if gene-editing techniques produce changes indistinguishable from those that evolve naturally? Is the food still natural?

Trine Antonsen, Resarch Scientist at GenØk Centre for Biosafety and Associate Professor, University of Tromsø • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: gene-editing organic genetically-modified-organisms species genetically-modified-crops natural genetically-modified

The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers might not plant it

Golden Rice – a controversial genetically modified product designed to combat malnutrition – has been approved as safe in the Philippines. But key questions remain unanswered.

Dominic Glover, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies • conversation
Feb. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  biotechnology  agriculture  philippines  hunger  genetically-modified-organisms  rice  greenpeace  golden-rice  malnutrition  vitamin-a-deficiency

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