Agriculture agency and World Bank launch new initiative to avert famine in Yemen

More than half a million vulnerable and food-insecure people in war-torn Yemen will receive immediate relief and long-term sustainable agricultural support, thanks to a $36 million project launched by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank. “The project will have a strong humanitarian impact in Yemen, as it will provide emergency…

In Japan, chickens have been genetically engineered to lay eggs that fight cancer

People often warn about the amount of cholesterol you get from eating too many eggs. But what if there were health benefits to eggs as well  like drugs that fight cancer, hepatitis, and other diseases? Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) did just that when they successfully genetically engineered chickens to…