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2014-04-14 23:07:04

Five Maui County citizens, with the support of over 11,000 registered voters, made history submitting the first ever Maui County citizen’s initiative with enough petition signatures to potentially get a proposal on the November election ballot. The SHAKA Movement is helping promote the citizen's proposed temporary moratorium on all open air experimentation of GE crops and associated mixed pesticides in Maui County until the Biotech companies deliver a detailed, county administered...

2014-04-09 20:22:23

Legislation Would Reduce Consumer Confusion and Promote Safety of Food WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association applauds the introduction today of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would establish a federal standard for voluntary labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). The bill was introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC),...

2014-04-09 12:35:51

One of the world's most contentious food issues -- genetically modified crops -- will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April). A panel of international food experts will argue the pros and cons or GM crops at a...

2014-04-08 12:22:32

ALBANY, New York, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Synthetic Biology Market (Synthetic DNA, Synthetic Genes, Synthetic Cells, XNA, Chassis Organisms, DNA Synthesis, Oligonucleotide Synthesis)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast,2013 - 2019" the global synthetic biologymarket was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth of USD 13.4 billion...

2014-04-08 08:32:20

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report "Gene Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Gene therapy can be broadly defined as the transfer of defined genetic material to specific target...

2014-04-04 23:40:08

Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human Health,” a new report on the website HealthReviewCenter.com uncovers positive and side effects of genetically modified foods. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Genetically engineered food (biotech or genetically modified food) refers to crop plants, which have been modified in the laboratory to increase desirable traits such as resistance to herbicides and improved nutritional content. “Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human...

2014-03-20 23:29:03

Gregory Jaffe Speaks at Ingredient Marketplace on June 2nd Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is the featured speaker at this year’s Ingredient Marketplace, June 2-3, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center in N.Y.C. He plans to delve into the topic of biotechnology and the future of ingredient supply chain during his hour discussion on Monday, June 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. "Although one...

2014-03-19 08:30:09

GMO Answers seeks to open new dialogue on GMOs and how our food is grown WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new national survey, commissioned by GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information, identify the leading questions consumers have about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how our food is grown. The survey was conducted in order to identify, for the first time, the top 10 questions consumers have about GMOs and to open up...

2014-03-13 12:22:35

In the news release, Three-Quarters Of Americans Say Sustainability Is A Priority When Making Food Purchasing Decisions, According To New Cone Communications Research, issued 13-Mar-2014 by Cone Communications, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "A number of specific health and sustainability issues rose to the top as most important when hitting the grocery aisles, including food safety (93%) and nutritional value...

2014-03-08 23:01:25

The report analyzes the food safety testing and certification market, both, in terms of value and volume. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/food-safety-365.html (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 The report "Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminants (Pathogen, GMO, Toxin, Pesticide), Technology (Traditional & Rapid), Food Types (Meat & Poultry, Dairy, Fruit & Vegetable, Processed Food & Geography–Global Trends & Global Forecast to 2018", defines and...


Latest Genetic engineering Reference Libraries

Flavr Savr
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...

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Blue Rose
2013-10-02 08:33:40

A Blue Rose is a flower of the genus Rosa belonging to the family Rosaceae that presents blue to violet pigmentation instead of the more common white, red, or yellow coloration. Blue roses are frequently portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, but don’t exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations. In 2004, researchers utilized genetic modification to produce roses that contain the blue pigment delphinidin. After 13 years of...

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