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Government-protected Research Site Used To Fight GM Crop Vandalism
2013-02-28 15:14:53

Cell Press Genetically modified (GM) crops have been a source of great controversy–particularly in Europe–but acts of vandalism and associated security costs have made scientific evidence about the health and ecological impacts of those crops hard to come by. A Swiss government-protected field site dedicated for use in GM crop studies could serve as an example to other European countries interested in pursuing crop biotechnology, according to an article published in Trends in...

2013-02-18 11:10:37

It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the products and their regulation. Bruce Chassy, a professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, believes that after thousands of research studies and worldwide planting, "genetically modified foods pose no special risks to consumers or the...

2013-02-07 15:20:05

Scientists hope that one day in the distant future, miniature, medically-savvy computers will roam our bodies, detecting early-stage diseases and treating them on the spot by releasing a suitable drug, without any outside help. To make this vision a reality, computers must be sufficiently small to fit into body cells. Moreover, they must be able to "talk" to various cellular systems. These challenges can be best addressed by creating computers based on biological molecules such as DNA or...

2013-01-12 05:00:28

NonGMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) soy snacks provide a more healthful option, but GM foods dominate the marketplace. Darren Kornowske of Almost Nuts! offers NonGMO soy based snacks as a healthy alternative. Almost Nuts! Offers Relief for California Proposition 37 Voters http://soyalmostnuts.com/blog/ Denmark, WI (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Darren Kornowske, owner of soybean snack food producer Almost Nuts, encourages consumers to go behind the label to get the facts on genetically...

2013-01-12 05:00:25

Innovator from Denmark, WI roasts soybeans for families to enjoy as healthy snack. Darren Kornowske family found that more than 90% of soy in the United States is genetically modified — so they did something about it. Denmark, WI (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Many families struggle with finding healthy snack options. Though soy nuts have been linked to lowering cholesterol and easing the symptoms of menopause, genetically modified soybeans (that come with health risks) dominate the market....

Giant Tobacco Plants That Stay "Forever Young"
2013-01-10 13:56:28

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old — and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. In short, an ideal source of biomass. The life of tobacco plants is short. They grow for around three to four months, followed by flowering and then die. Their size is also limited, with plants only growing to about one-and-a-half to two meters tall. Now,...


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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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