Plants may induce “leaky gut syndrome” — permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves.
Three researchers write that the crucial mission of the FDA has been undermined and threatened by politically motivated interference from legislators.
A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) shows the scientific community is overwhelmingly positive about biotech plant breeding and the benefits for farmers, consumers, and the environment. But the authors of the paper say that the current process-based U.S. biotechnology regulatory system is a barrier to such agricultural innovation. In […]
From an anti-cancer drug derived from Omega-3 fatty acids and sensors to help prevent bridge collapses to gene-silencing technology that controls mosquito populations and hand-held imaging tools to detect meat contamination, the USDA’s made-in-America research excelled in 2016. On Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that USDA research generated 244 new inventions and 109 […]