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The Battle against Late Blight, From the Irish Potato Famine to the New Millennium

While hard to believe, the Late Blight pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s and 1850s and caused the starvation deaths and forced migration of hundreds of thousands across Europe, is still a major concern in food production worldwide. 798 more words

Agriculture

Fresh and Local: GMOs—The times they are a-changing!

Image: 3 kinds of genetic engineering defined
By: KJHvM   http://www.biofortified.org

The heated battle over using genetic technology in our food systems has continued for over a decade and shows little sign of cooling down. 687 more words

Agriculture