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Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While there are many advantages to the ability to modify genes, there are also a number of genetic engineering disadvantages. However, unlike the pros — such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans — the cons of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot. For starters, according to Washington Post columnist Dr. Peter Lind, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have...

2008-12-04 09:48:15

The U.S. government says it has determined there are no food or feed safety concerns from the release of some unauthorized genetically engineered cotton. Officials said a small amount of the unauthorized variety was inadvertently harvested along with commercially available GE cotton by the Monsanto Co. The safety determination was announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of...

2008-06-19 06:00:23

Ministers have told The Independent that rocketing food prices and food shortages in the world's poorest countries mean the time is right to relax Britain's policy on use of GM crops. Last night, the Environment minister Phil Woolas held preliminary talks with the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, an umbrella group formed in 2000 to promote the role of biotechnology in agriculture. It is run by representatives from the companies Monsanto, Bayer CropSciences, BASF, Dow AgroSciences,...

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2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

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