In laboratories around the world, scientists are harnessing an ancient biological process to edit the code of life. Does humanity have what it takes to wield such profound power?
As a kid on visits to Idaho, John Fry ’93 marveled at the stores of honey arrayed on his grandmother’s kitchen shelves. Now an analyst with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., Fry started keeping bees in April 2010 to guarantee access to the chemical-free elixir he’d enjoyed as a kid.
America’s agricultural heritage is experiencing a makeover these days as more people get personally involved in old-fashioned field-to-table endeavors.