GM potato research raises hope, history and controversy in Ireland. "The public can delineate," said Mullins, who works for the Irish Agricultural and Food Development Authority, known here by its Gaelic name, Teagasc. Most of the 27 EU member states are free of GMOs and several have banned them.
Dr. Pustazai’s curriculum vitae is what afforded him a $3 million grant by the UK government to study GMOs. Dr. Pustazai was possibly the first, if not a primary scientist to point out that GM food was not at all substantially equivalent to non-GM foods.
In the case of Prop 37, draft proposals of the text show lengthy lists of exemptions that would allow animals that have been reared on GMO feed, or foods that contain as many as 10 GMO ingredients, being labelled as “non-GMO” foods. It is scarcely believable that any attempt to check the spread and use of these GMO foods by purely legislative means will survive the legislative process in a state that would render it ultimately effective.
The conclusion was reached by scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm, Germany, with colleagues from the University of Wales. The scientists compared genetically modified Desiree potatoes with five conventional varieties using a hierarchical approach initiating with rapid metabolome "fingerprinting".
Several months ago, a paper was published about sweet potatoes being “natural GMOs”. It got a lot of coverage in the press. I thought that it was high time that I read the original paper to see what it was all about. When individuals oppose GMOs claiming that these are not natural since ...
Genetically Modified Foods: Toxins and Reproductive Failures. Mice were fed potatoes with an added bacterial gene, which produced an insecticide called Bt-toxin. Scientists analyzed the lower part of their small intestines (ileum) and found abnormal and damaged cells, as well as proliferative cell growth.
Research has shown that some native or non-native plants in the US can exchange genes with specific crops such as sunflowers, carrots, sorghum, rapeseed, and wheat. Scientists have studied this type of gene flow because transgenes and novel traits might change wild plant survival, natural plant communities, or ecosystem services over time.
Major science group weighs in on safety of genetically modified foods. Corn, potatoes, apples, soybeans... about 80 percent of the food in America's grocery stores is genetically modified, and a new report from a leading science organization finds it's generally safe for humans and the environment. The National Academies of Science,...
The first GMO food to be approved and grown for human consumption was the Flavr-Savr tomato where scientists inserted the DNA from a cold-water fish into a tomato plant in hopes of making the plant resistant to rotting and softening. In another example, genetic engineers transferred genes from a bacterium known...
GMOs – genetically modified organisms – have been the topic of many food discussions. With so much talk of GMOs and GM foods, you may be surprised to know there are currently only eight genetically modified crops available in the United States and Canada. Three more have been approved but are not yet available in the market.