Archives for December, 2009
On this blog, I will no longer be attempting to explain the difference between genetic engineering and molecular breeding. Instead I will simply refer those interested to Paul Voosen’s fine article on the subject published in Scientific American and the New York Times today.
If you are a poor farmer in China, do you care if Monsanto dominates the seed industry in the US?
For most people, a fruitcake is an over-sweetened store-bought concoction, dry and dreadful, something to be thrown away as soon as the gift-giving friend has stepped off the front porch or quickly recycled to an unsuspecting colleague. But this is not how I feel about my mother’s fruitcake, a dense mixture of dried fruits and…