TAG: Genetic engineering

Improving Produce Without Genetic Engineering

Improving Produce Without Genetic Engineering

A lot of focus on the food production and farming industries may seem to concentrate on genetically modified foods. However, some plant breeders are working to also bring focus to an age old way of growing premier foods, without using any genetically induced alterations. Rapid genetic analysis, or sometimes referred to as marker-assisted breeding, uses conventional farming techniques and plant breeding with quick ways of identifying alleles and DNA markers and how they are structured. Combining the more traditional forms of farming along with these processes can produce crops with more flavor and color, as well as a more appealing presence and shape. It… read more

Bioengineering a Glow In the Dark Light Bulb

Bioengineering a Glow In the Dark Light Bulb

Most of the time, when you read about something that has been genetically modified, it’s in reference to agriculture and food, and there’s a pretty strong sentiment in the green community about the undesirable effects of GMOs on the health of both humans and the ecosystem. But there are many other uses for bioengineering that don’t involve ingestion or the need to grow them out in the fields in mass quantities, including this one, which would take advantage of the ability for bioluminescence in microbes, in order to provide light for us. The Biobulb concept, which was picked as a… read more