Food Frenzy: Growing Concerns Over Genetically Modified Foods

INTRODUCTION More than ten million farmers planted 252 million acres of genetically-modified (GM) crops in 2006 [1]. From 1996 to 2000, acreage of GM crops globally increased 25-fold [2]. The prevalence and rapid growth of GM crops are accredited to the benefits it provides. Biotechnology companies alter the DNA of crops, either by removing or inserting genes from other species, …

Vertical Farming: The Farm Comes To Town

A rapidly growing world population and changing weather patterns make food production a genuine concern for the future. A professor at Columbia University leads the way with an all-in-one solution: vertical farming.