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Genetically edited fruit Coming Soon?
2014-08-15 03:25:23

Cell Press Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on August 13th. With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies new and different, genetically edited fruits might be met with greater acceptance by society at large than genetically modified organisms...

2014-05-29 12:28:50

ALBANY, New York, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Agricultural Biotechnology Market For Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global agricultural biotechnology market was valued at USD 15,300 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 28,694.1 million by...

2014-05-26 12:22:59

DUBLIN, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l4gqsv/agricultural) has announced the addition of the "Global Agricultural Biotechnology for Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific tools that can be used on living...

2013-11-26 10:20:18

The University of Geneva, Switzerland, has generated UV-resistant transgenic plants which produce high levels of antioxidants Plants have a love-hate relationship with sunlight. While some wavelengths are indispensable to them for performing photosynthesis, others, such as UV-B, are deleterious. Therefore, plants are equipped to detect these highly toxic rays and mount their defenses. A team led by Roman Ulm, Professor at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Geneva (UNIGE),...

2013-10-15 12:10:33

In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (mixed center of the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council, Public University of Navarre and the Government of Navarre), has demonstrated, for the first time, the viability of using specific tobacco proteins (known as thioredoxins) as biotechnological tools in plants. Specifically, she has managed to increase the amount of starch produced...

Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While there are many advantages to the ability to modify genes, there are also a number of genetic engineering disadvantages. However, unlike the pros — such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans — the cons of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot. For starters, according to Washington Post columnist Dr. Peter Lind, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have...

Consumers Willing To Pay More For Healthier GM Foods
2011-09-15 08:08:55

  Consumers are eager to get their hands on, and teeth into, foods that are genetically modified (GM) to increase health benefits - and even pay more for the opportunity. A study by Iowa State University researcher Wallace Huffman shows that when consumers are presented with produce enhanced with consumer traits through intragenic means, they will pay significantly more than for plain produce. The research is published in the current issue of the Journal of Agricultural and...


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