Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are genetically modified plants that are used in agriculture.The first crops developed were used for animal or human food and provide resistance to certain pests, diseases, environmental conditions, spoilage or chemical treatments (e.g. resistance to a herbicide).
Sep 06, 2020 · The European Food Safety Authority was created in 2002 with the primary goal of preventing future food crises in Europe. All GMOs, along with irradiated food, are considered "new food" and subject to extensive, case-by-case, science based food evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Sep 05, 2020 · Genetically modified crops (GM crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering methods. Plant genomes can be engineered by physical methods or by use of Agrobacterium for the delivery of sequences hosted in T-DNA binary vectors.
Sep 07, 2020 · Sailors returning from the Andes to Spain with silver presumably brought maize and potatoes for their own food on the trip. Historians speculate that leftover tubers (and maize) were carried ashore and planted: "We think that the potato arrived some years before the end of the 16th century, by two different ports of entry: the first, logically, in Spain around 1570, and the second via the ...
Sep 06, 2020 · With respect to the question of "Whether GMO foods were safe to eat", the gap between the opinion of the public and that of American Association for the Advancement of Science scientists is very wide with 88% of AAAS scientists saying yes in contrast to 37% of the general public.
Sep 09, 2020 · GMO = Genetically Modified Organism GMOs are created in a lab, by inserting a gene from one organism into another unrelated organism, producing plants and animals that would never occur in nature. No long-term safety studies have been done on humans, but animal studies link the consumption of GMOs to an increase in allergies, kidney and liver disease, ADHD, cancer, infertility, chronic immune ...
4 days ago · The GLP's mission is to aid the public, media and policymakers in understanding the science and implications of human and agricultural genetics and biotech.
Sep 03, 2020 · Promotes organic food, labeling of genetically engineered food, labeling of irradiated food. Supporters of organic farming, permaculture, biodynamic farming and other sustainable agricultural practices. Information provided on Mad Cow disease, GMO and GE food, biotechnology and grassroots activism.
Sep 04, 2020 · Meyer Fishbein Remembers flyer, 2013. (National Archives History Office) Meyer Fishbein passed away on January 31, 2017. He was 100 years old. To learn more about Meyer Fishbein read the blog post “A Pioneer in Electronic Records,” and read his 2009 oral history interview.
Sep 08, 2020 · From coast to coast, U.S. counties with the most Covid-19 cases per capita align with the most productive areas for growing crops like lettuce, sweet potatoes and apples, per POLITICO’s analysis ...