Tag Archives: Jonathan Jones

Bumper harvest for GM purple tomatoes

Bumper harvest for GM purple tomatoes

GM purple tomatoes developed by John Innes Centre scientists in the UK are being harvested in Ontario, Canada, for future research and to attract interest from private investors. The 5000 square-foot glasshouse will yield enough tomatoes to produce 2000 litres of purple tomato juice. It will be used to generate new research and industry collaborations [...]

Read more

Why we need plant scientists

Why we need plant scientists

[University of Bristol Press Release] ‘Plant scientist’ should take its rightful place beside ‘doctor’, ‘lawyer’ and ‘vet’ in the list of top professions to which our most capable young people aspire, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists. The letter calls for a radical rethink of our approaches to plant [...]

Read more

GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat

GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat

GM take-away: How to genetically modify a tomato, and other things we eat A take-away photographic exhibition, being launched at the British Science Festival in Bradford on Saturday 10th September, is aiming to demystify the process of genetic modification, to try to make the debate about this controversial subject more informed. The exhibition has been [...]

Read more