Anders Ekergård

What can change public opinion of GMO?

July 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

By: Anders Ekergård Facebook The issue of tomorrow’s food is more than GM crops, for example are insects often described as an environment-friendly source of protein. However currently I am more interested in GM crops. I’m an undergraduate, I don’t have all answers, I may not be totally qualified to explain how double-stranded RNA is used in some GM crops. But it’s interesting. It fascinates me that we at school were taught that RNA is single-stranded, only to later myself [...]

How genetically modified rice could save the world

July 4, 2013 // 4 Comments

By: Anders Ekergård Short, if I Myers can make posts about his carnivorous plants, I think I can share my experiment with hydroponics and unusual leafy vegetables before I move on to the main topic. The smaller plant is purslane and the leaf in the foreground belongs to shiso *. It’s really interesting, hydroponics is growing without soil, and the experiment was inspired by the book The taste of tomorrow by Josh Schonwald, both crops are mentioned in the book. I’m curious about [...]