Katrina Pross


Researchers turning to GMOs to solve food insecurity

The team is creating a genetically-engineered potato to fight the late blight disease that caused the 19th-century Irish potato famine. The disease remains an issue for farmers worldwide, especially in Bangladesh, where many struggle with hunger. 

UMN students seek GMO regulation reform

Some University of Minnesota graduate students, frustrated by what they call outdated regulations on genetically modified organisms, are asking their congressional representatives for help. 

UMN researchers to study program efficacy abroad

With a $721,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, researchers will carry out the new study in three countries. They are currently selecting which three nations will be involved and hope to reach a final decision this spring.