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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COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fed up with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) outdated and pro-biotechnology industry policies concerning the labeling & safety of GMO foods sold in America, safe food activists are organizing a nighttime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...

2014-01-04 23:24:58

In response to an article published by Surfer Magazine, organic food advocate, Colle Farmers Market, urges farmers and consumers to adopt a more organic lifestyle in light of a protest led by a group of surfers against genetic engineering, agricultural experimentation and pesticide-laden seed production in Hawaii. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, responds to an article published by Surfer Magazine on December 18th, which discusses the...

Non-GMO Cheerios
2014-01-03 12:45:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a significant lack of evidence showing they are harmful, genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the food production industry have drawn the ire of skeptical consumers. In a tacit acknowledgment of this movement, General Mills has announced that it will begin selling non-GMO Cheerios in the coming weeks. The cereal will now be labeled as "Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients" – an uncertified claim. The packaging...

2013-12-30 23:01:06

Running to bring attention to the plight of the nation's food supply, the Wilcox family is using Indiegogo to raise the 45,000 dollars needed to fund their transcontinental run in support of healthier food for everyone Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Inspired by son David's desire to run across the nation and fueled by their passion to ensure that the nation's food supply is GMO-free, healthy and sustainable, the Wilcox family of Alaska launches an Indiegogo campaign...

2013-12-29 23:00:46

Getting healthy is a main concern of many as the new year approaches. In addition to some of the typical health related resolutions, Almost Nuts encourages consumers to reduce their intake of GMO foods as a way to better their health. Denmark, WI (PRWEB) December 29, 2013 Instead of just signing up for a new gym membership to start your new year's resolution, Almost Nuts! wants consumers to also be aware of the health impacts GMOs have on their health. This year a lot of events have...

2013-12-18 23:00:13

Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs, many primary grocery shoppers are unclear and reiterate that it’s genetically altered sometimes in a favorable way while at other times in an unfavorable way, reports The NPD Group. Chicago (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs,...

2013-12-18 11:28:03

Forest geneticists at Oregon State University have created genetically modified poplar trees that grow faster, have resistance to insect pests and are able to retain expression of the inserted genes for at least 14 years, a report in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research just announced. The trees are one of the best successes to date in the genetic modification of forest trees, a field that is much less advanced than GMO products in crop agriculture. The advance could prove especially...

2013-12-13 23:25:53

Connecticut has become a pioneer in food labeling as it is the first state to pass legislation to make companies say if their products contain genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Almost Nuts! sees this win as a big step towards a goal to have all GMO foods to be labeled. Denmark, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Gov. Dannel Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing in Fairfield, CT on Wednesday to commemorate a bill that requires certain foods intended for humans to be clearly marked that it...

2013-12-10 23:01:17

BioInformatics LLC presents at GEN webinar on December 12, 2PM EST to discuss effective mobile marketing practices to life scientists. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Join us for this free 60-minute webinar on December 12, 2013 at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST, as Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News hosts BioInformatics LLC and other top industry leaders from Life Technologies and Chempetitive Group to discuss effective mobile marketing practices for reaching life scientists....

2013-12-09 23:04:57

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Crop Protection Chemicals Market 2012-2016. London (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Crop Protection Chemicals market to grow at a CAGR of 5.93 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increased global demand for food grains. The Global Crop Protection Chemicals market has also been witnessing an increase in the Genetically...


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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