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The 12 key science moments of 2016

Our panel of leading scientists pick the most significant discoveries and developments of the year – from the Zika virus to the planet Proxima B – and a surprising secret of marriage.

 

By: Prof Sue Hartley, Director, York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York || The Guardian

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With an eye on hunger, scientists see promise in genetic tinkering of plants

A decade ago, agricultural scientists at the University of Illinois suggested a bold approach to improve the food supply: tinker with photosynthesis, the chemical reaction powering nearly all life on Earth.

 

By: Justin Gillis || New York Times 

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21st Show: What does genetically modified mean?

What does it mean when we say that a plant is genetically modified?

 

By: Niala Boodhoo, Christine Herman, Phillip Kisubika and Sean Neumann || 21st Show

Steven Long

The 21st Show: GMO Labeling

RIPE Director Steve Long discusses the recent U.S. GMO labeling bill on the 21st Show.

 

Provided by: 21st Show

Don Ort

The 21st Show: GMO safety report

RIPE researcher Don Ort discusses public perception of GMOs in the wake of a recent report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which states GMOs are safe.

 

Provided by: 21st Show

Dr Lee Hickey

Future fare tipped to be GM, GE, ‘organic’ or none as shortages compound

One of the longest running, loudest and bitterest debates about food in modern times centres on the relative virtues of genetically modified and organic crops.

 

By: Andrew Masterson || Sydney Morning Herald