Top Of The Morning News: February 18, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: February 18, 2013

Feb 18, 2013

Harvest Public Media explores how corn, soybeans, and other crops are genetically modified.  This summer is expected to be a little wetter and cooler. 

The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

The vast majority of the corn and soybeans in United States grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. The technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger.  Find out more about how GM crops started here.

This Summer Shouldn’t Be Quite As Hot And Dry

The 2012 drought was among the most extreme the country has seen in recent memory, including the hottest July on record.  Climate scientists at the University of Missouri are predicting that the coming summer will be dry, but not as bad as last year.  Find out more about the prediction here.