This month’s installment starts off with a story about eggplant in Bangladesh that shows the true potential of GMO technology, and finishes up with a story that looks back at the 50 years following the Green Revolution and the global food challenges of the future.
Here are some of the stories we found interesting this month:
- Bt Brinjal – Destroying the Anti-GMO Narrative – Some farmers in Bangladesh are growing Bt brinjal (eggplant) with great success, and countering the naysayers of GE technology at the same time.
- USDA Approves Genetically Modified Arctic ™Fuji Apple – The Fuji apple joins the Arctic™ Golden Delicious and Granny Smith as approved for cultivation. All three are specially modified to resist browning, which could be a real game-changer in getting picky kids (and adults) to eat more fresh apples.
- Eliminating Food Waste Requires Behavioral Changes, But GMOs Can Help Too –There are many different ways in which food is wasted, requiring multiple solutions. GMO crops can help fight food waste on a variety of fronts, including the non-browning apple.
- Green Revolution 2.0: It’s No Longer Just About Boosting Food – 50 years ago, the Green Revolution was started to increase crop yields. But the future of global farming is much more complex and will require agriculture to make even bigger changes in food production.