By contrast, lymphocyte responsiveness was depressed in the animals fed the transgenic potatoes expressing GNA. What these studies basically showed was that the transgenic potato lines were different from each other, as well as from the parental potatoes. A later study on transgenic potatoes came to the same conclusion (Down 2001).
There were two related stories that popped up in my twitter feed today about GMO potatoes; the stories intrigued me primarily because they once again call into question what it means to be a ...
Some products have been approved but are no longer being sold, such as the first GMO food, the Flavr Savr tomato, introduced in 1994 but withdrawn because it didn’t taste very good. The following chart, by the USDA Animal and Health Inspection Service , shows the variety of GMO crops that have been approved in the U.S.:
Protesters march against Monsanto and GMO food in Los Angeles. (Brphoto/Dreamstime) Two new reports provide further evidence of the safety of genetically engineered crops. Mounting evidence ...
Being anti-GMO means being against the hardworking family farm that is doing its best to traditionally cross breed produce so it can produce high quality, nutritious, great tasting food organically. Being anti-GMO means being against well intentioned scientists who are trying to use genetic engineering to save the environment or find cures for ...
GM crops and foods in Britain and Europe. The other countries which have not opted out - Spain, Portugal, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia - already grow small quantities of Monsanto's MON810 maize (a Bt crop, resistant to some pests) for use in animal feed. Most of the cultivated area is in Spain.
GMO is commonly used to refer to GM plants, as well as the food or ingredients from GM plants. As a seed company, Monsanto studies, breeds, grows and sells GM seeds – as well as conventional seeds – to farmers around the world.
genetically engineered foods and food ingredients in the US now includes soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cotton seed oil, papaya, tomatoes, and dairy products.
GMO foods first hit the market in 1996. Since then, most of us have eaten GMOs in many foods, from soybeans, beef, dairy products, corn, beets, sugar, cottonseed, and rapeseed, which is used to make canola oil. According to the USDA, only 3% of planted acres of corn in 1996 were planted with GMO herbicide-tolerant corn. Today, it’s 89%.
If a variety of factors are impacting bee health, could GMOs be one of them? Bee Ambassador for Bayer Chris Sansone, who has more than 30 years of experience as a professor and extension specialist at Texas A&M University, points to several scientific studies indicating this is not the case. He notes that “genetically modified plants and their impact on honey bees have been widely studied, and the results indicate that GM plants are not harmful to bees.”