A recent study details how within the last five decades, popular chicken breeds have quadrupled in size, even when fed the exact same diet as their predecessors. Experts explain how this demonstrates the incredible influence - and consequences - of a demand-driven breeding system.
In an overarching review of nearly three decades worth of livestock feed studies, researchers recently determined that regulated genetically engineered (GE) feed has no notable impact on the health or productivity of animals. These results dispute the claims of some organic farmers and anti-GMO activists, many of whom have stipulated that altered feed was harming animals and tainting our food.
A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Researchers have recently figured out how "brew" major pain-killer ingredients from yeast alone, eliminating a reliance on poppies, which are finicky plants, and far too easily used for other illegal purposes.
Earlier this week, the internet's beloved "science guy" Neil deGrasse Tyson threw his weighty two cents into the debate about genetically modified organism (GMO) foods, telling critics of the products to "chill out." But just what is a GMO and is the public really that naive?