An Apple Genetically Engineered to Never Brown Will Hit Stores This Fall

Last week at the biotech conference SynBioBeta, I swiped one of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ Arctic Apples and put it in my purse. The Arctic Apple is the first genetically engineered apple, modified so that when it is cut, it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown. When I got home, I sliced it up and stuck it in…

Scientists Gene-Edited Gluten to Make Wheat for People With Celiac Disease

Have you ever had gluten-free bread? It’s terrible. That’s because what makes bread delicious is gluten, a protein found in wheat that helps to give bread the firm but light texture and structure that makes carbs so irresistible. Now, though, science may have a fix. Scientists have engineered new strains of wheat that…

Report: Monsanto Edited 'Independent' Roundup Herbicide Safety Reviews

You’d probably be uneasy if you heard that your food had been sprayed with something meant to kill other plants. Maybe you’d be even more uneasy if the WHO released a report saying the chemical was a potential carcinogen, but wasn’t certain. If an independent review of the data found the herbicide was safe, you might…