Spray and Pray? – Will Spraying RNA on Plants Revolutionize Agriculture?

Spraying RNAi To Silence Target Genes In Crops (And Insect Pests)… Many object to GMO crop plants, at least in part, because they contain foreign genes artificially – and permanently – inserted into the plant’s genome. But what if you could TEMPORARILY modifY plants (and even their insect pests) by…

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African “Super Vegetables” and Asiatic Cotton – Are Indigenous “Lost Crops” Making A Comeback?

Another Take On The Term “Rewilding”? In the previous post, we explored the concept of crop “rewilding” as it pertains to genetically resurrecting “wild” plant genes by reintroducing or by re-activating them in some modern crop plants. One of the main justifications for doing so is to develop new crop…

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GMO? OMG!

To Label, Or Not To Label, That Is The Question Political “slings and arrows” manifested as junk mail and newspaper, radio and TV ads are raining down on the poor folks in Washington state these days. And “outrageous fortunes” are being spent by opposing sides of one of the most…

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