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  • Climate Change May Have Huge Impacts on Staple Crops Within 10 Years, Says NASA

    Climate Change May Have Huge Impacts on Staple Crops Within 10 Years, Says NASA

    The study projects that wheat will do better in temperate regions, but corn production could plummet in warmer ones. Some crops may decline in nutritional value.

  • The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods

    The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods

    Genetically modified foods contain organisms that have had DNA from a non-related species transferred into their genes via biotechnology to imbue them with specific traits. The debate over whether or not they are safe is intensifying as more GM foods show up in our supermarkets, and the movement to label GM food grows.

  • Preparing for a Future of Perpetual Drought

    Preparing for a Future of Perpetual Drought

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that droughts will likely increase in central North America this century. How can we prepare for a future of perpetual drought?

  • Ethanol’s Impacts on Our Water Resources

    Ethanol’s Impacts on Our Water Resources

    Ninety-five percent of ethanol in the U.S. comes from corn, but corn-based ethanol is controversial because of the amount of land required to grow the crops, and because of its effect on food prices and water resources.

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  • Climate Change May Have Huge Impacts on Staple Crops Within 10 Years, Says NASA

    Climate Change May Have Huge Impacts on Staple Crops Within 10 Years, Says NASA

    The study projects that wheat will do better in temperate regions, but corn production could plummet in warmer ones. Some crops may decline in nutritional value.

  • The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods

    The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods

    Genetically modified foods contain organisms that have had DNA from a non-related species transferred into their genes via biotechnology to imbue them with specific traits. The debate over whether or not they are safe is intensifying as more GM foods show up in our supermarkets, and the movement to label GM food grows.

  • Preparing for a Future of Perpetual Drought

    Preparing for a Future of Perpetual Drought

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that droughts will likely increase in central North America this century. How can we prepare for a future of perpetual drought?

  • Ethanol’s Impacts on Our Water Resources

    Ethanol’s Impacts on Our Water Resources

    Ninety-five percent of ethanol in the U.S. comes from corn, but corn-based ethanol is controversial because of the amount of land required to grow the crops, and because of its effect on food prices and water resources.