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2014-03-04 12:27:26

Starbucks Urged to Serve Only Organic Milk and Stop Serving Milk From Cows Fed GMOs; GMO Inside Launches New Push Fresh Off Success with Getting GMOs out of Cheerios. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America's GMO Inside campaign today launched a major push to get Starbucks, America's largest coffee chain with more than 20,000 stores in 62 countries, to serve only organic milk sourced from cows not fed GMOs. In early January, GMO Inside made worldwide...

2014-02-25 08:32:07

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the appointment of Guido Schopen, M.D. to General Manager and Head of Medical Affairs for Europe. Dr. Schopen will be responsible for European commercial operations, reporting to Mark Rothera, Chief Commercial Officer of PTC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010919/PTCLOGO ) "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Schopen to our team where he will play a key leadership role...

2014-02-10 20:22:36

Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers by Eliminating Confusion and Advancing Food Safety WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of almost thirty industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the formation of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (www.CFSAF.org) and urged Congress to quickly seek a federal solution that would establish standards for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made...

Precise Gene Modification In Monkeys Paves Way For Valuable Human Disease Models
2014-01-30 15:58:45

Cell Press Monkeys are important for modeling diseases because of their close similarities to humans, but past efforts to precisely modify genes in primates have failed. In a study published by Cell Press January 30th in the journal Cell, researchers achieved precise gene modification in monkeys for the first time using an efficient and reliable approach known as the CRISPR/Cas9 system. The study opens promising new avenues for the development of more effective treatments for a range of...

2014-01-25 23:04:24

In response to an article published by Reuters, Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, details the advantages of labeling genetically modified foods and how it could affect the organic market. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, discusses the benefits of labeling foods made with genetically modified organisms and how it could affect the organic market. According to a January 16th Reuters article titled, “Organic food and farm...

2014-01-24 08:23:47

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) (PTC) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a negative opinion on the Company's marketing authorization application (MAA) for conditional approval of ataluren for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). The response from the CHMP is consistent with the Company's previous...

2014-01-20 23:04:09

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Designer Babies. The concept of Designer Babies is gaining in popularity driven by developments in genetic engineering that help scientists to screen embryos for genetic disorders to artificially make babies with desired personal and genetic traits. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Designer babies are defined as babies with artificial genetic makeup selected through a combination of genetic engineering...

2014-01-14 23:23:55

Pittsburgh Hypnotist Dan Vitchoff has developed a revolutionary new hypnosis program that is designed to help his clients improve their health and quality of life through eliminating genetically modified foods. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 General Mills recently announced that they are relabeling Original Cheerios to highlight that they are GMO Free which means that the ingredients are not genetically modified in any way. This has really brought the practice of using...

non GMO Food
2014-01-13 12:47:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Just fifteen years ago, if you weren't a geneticist or an executive in a large agricultural firm, the acronym GMO didn't mean much to you. Today, almost anyone who has been a grocery store is familiar with the term, though few may actually know what it means. A non-GMO food is a food that has not had its genetic material (DNA) artificially altered in a laboratory using the techniques of genetic engineering. The reasons for...

2014-01-09 12:28:06

Safe Food Activists to Project GMO Food Labels and More on FDA Building COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fed up with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) outdated and pro-biotechnology industry policies concerning the labeling & safety of GMO foods sold in America, safe food activists are organizing a nighttime demonstration outside the FDA to demand immediate policy changes. Beginning at sundown on Friday, January 10, activists will project GMO...


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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