The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.
The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
Hemp has turned into a legitimate test crop in Kentucky after a legal battle over imported seeds.
The federal government is waging war against citrus greening disease, which threatens to devastate Florida's orange crop and could affect the entire nation.
The first genetically-modified rice to be commercially available could be approved for production in the Philippines in two to three years, researchers said Tuesday, despite strong opposition from environmental groups.
The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.
A new technique for panoramic, very-high-resolution, time-lapse photography for plant and ecosystem research
Ever wonder what plants do when you're not around? How about an entire forest or grassland? Not even the most dedicated plant researcher can be continuously present to track environmental effects on plant behavior, and so ...
China is the biggest soya consumer in the world, but demand driven by the increasingly wealthy country's voracious appetite for meat and fish raised on the product, rather than tofu or soy sauce.
Soy fields stretch as far as the eye can see in South America's fertile plains, boosted by a jump in demand from China and Europe.