Rowan Jacobsen is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, American Terroir, Shadows on the Gulf, Apples of Uncommon Character, and The Essential Oyster. He writes for Harper's, Outside, Mother Jones, Vice, Yankee, and others.
Is the genetically engineered chestnut tree an act of ecological restoration or a threat to wild forests?
In just over 40 years, we've gone from simple modifications to the development of a gene drive that could eradicate an entire species.
We are on the brink of being able to genetically engineer an extinction. Should we?
One man's mission to make meat obsolete.