Archive for March, 2010

Kiss Me!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I have a GreenGene!

Green Genes at Forbes

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Plant geneticist Pamela Ronald was just tagging along on a kayaking trip with a girlfriend when she met Raoul Adamchak 15 years ago. She spent her days in the lab, trying to figure out how to genetically engineer plants. He was an organic farmer–and genetically engineered crops cannot be organic. They fell in love and got married.

Dr. Pamela Ronald

Dr. Pamela Ronald

Despite the giant gap in the public mind between organic farming, which bans artificial pesticides and fertilizers, and gene modification, the couple was never exactly star-crossed. From the beginning, Ronald says, they shared this goal: figuring out how to grow crops in a way that could feed the Earth without destroying the environment. Shortly after she met Adamchak, Ronald began looking for a variety of rice that could resist the floods that annually destroy 4 million tons of crops in India and Bangladesh. She produced one, and in 2009 the rice was released to farmers.  Rest at