Turkey might be the staple of a traditional Christmas dinner, but scientists are trying to turn it into the stuff of science
Genetically Modified foods are disturbingly commonplace - and we don't always know when we're eating them. With so many dangerous
Unknown to many, about 30 million tonnes of GM animal feed is thought to be imported into Europe each year to feed pigs, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, as well as farmed fish. The UK imports an estimated 140,000 tonnes of GM soya and as much as 300,000 tonnes of GM maize annually for use as animal feed.
Nick Clegg has said he does not "knowingly" give his children GM food and said the government should take a "cautious" approach
What is a person with a conscience to think about the fraught and complex issue of genetic modification (GM)? Picking sides used to be easy: if you were green, you were against GM because it was unnatural and industrial.
Heston Blumenthal apart, putting science and food in the same sentence makes many people feel a bit uncomfortable. But we see nothing scary about the innovation and technology in instant coffee, or tomato ketchup, or any of the hundreds of familiar processed food products the safety, convenience, quality, consistency and shelf-life of which we take for granted every day.
British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops - one of the largest single investments into genetic
Researchers may be able to turn regular oranges into healthier blood oranges by manipulating their genes. The red pigments