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2013-07-03 23:00:17

“Is the Food you are Eating at your BBQ Genetically Modified?” Independence Day Means Limited Freedom for Many. New film being produced by Jeff Hays and directed by Bobby Sheehan “Bought” Asks the Question “Has the Safety of our Food Been Sold out from Under Us?” (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Is the traditional Fourth of July BBQ meal wrought with food that is genetically engineered (GE) and genetically modified (GMO)? How do you know? President Obama stated publicly in 2007 on the...

2013-06-30 23:17:52

Made entirely from non-genetically engineered soybeans, Almost Nuts! provides a delicious snack option for health minded consumers avoiding genetically modified foods. Denmark, WI (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Introduced in April of this year, The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act is the first federal genetically engineered foods labeling bill brought before congress since 2010. In 2013 alone, however, 26 states have introduced over 50 bills pertaining to mandatory labeling of foods...

2013-06-28 23:03:29

Moms Across America are publishing an open letter to Hugh Grant, Monsanto Board Members, and Staff regarding the hazards of GMOs and increased pesticide use. (1) Release features quote from Zen Honeycutt, co-founder of MAA, recently interviewed by CNN. Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Moms Across America are gathering around the country to spread awareness of GMOs because they have seen the health of their children improve when they remove genetically modified, or GM foods, from...

Mouse Cloned Using Drop Of Blood
2013-06-27 13:15:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In one of the more popular science fiction novels of the 1990s and its Oscar-winning silver screen adaptation, the farfetched premise hinged on a newly discovered technique that allowed scientists to extract dinosaur DNA from blood thirsty mosquitoes trapped and fossilized in amber. But we all know the impossibility of cloning an organism from just a blood sample, right? Japanese scientists are urging us to think again. Scientific...

2013-06-26 12:53:53

A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink. In a new study published on 25 June in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers question the mechanistic basis of the drug called PTC124 (also known as Ataluren), casting doubt as to whether it has the molecular effects that are claimed for it. This may have implications for its effectiveness in treating genetic diseases. An estimated 10% of all human...


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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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