Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

IMAGE: Fig 6. TG pigs exhibit antiviral responses during CSFV infection. H. Histopathological changes in the NTG pigs were confirmed by HE staining. These histopathological changes included a decrease in splenic… view more  Credit: Xie Z, et al. (2018) Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As…

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Foreign firms win with new GMO law

Foreign firms win with new GMO law

By ISMAIL MUSA LADU Kampala. Civil society organisations believe the winners of the new Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act 2018 are foreign companies that have heavily invested in research and development.According to the executive director of Food Right Alliance (FRA), Ms Agnes Kirabo, with dwindling funding of agricultural research and farmers, local companies involved in agribusiness, have no chance against their counterparts who have since made huge strides in this field (GMO), as a result of…

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Tanzania: Shock As Government Bans GMO Trials

Tanzania: Shock As Government Bans GMO Trials

By Rosemary Mirondo Dar es Salaam — An air of resignation characterised reactions yesterday to the government’s surprise ban on all genetically modified organism (GMO) trials in the country. Members of the research community were in shock that the government did not only ban ongoing trials on GM seeds but also directed the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (Tari) to immediately destroy evidence of the research. Tanzania has been carrying out GM seeds confined field trials…

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‘The core technology of the future’: Time to rethink NZ’s GMO-free status?

‘The core technology of the future’: Time to rethink NZ’s GMO-free status?

Trees with red trunks and apples that are red right the way through and flower all year round. Should we back or block the genetically changed plants New Zealand scientists are growing? Charlie Dreaver reports for RNZ. At a Plant and Food Research greenhouse in Auckland, one of the sections is filled with $300 apple trees, and Andy Allan, a professor of plant biology, is pointing out one of his favourite experiment, a tree with bright,…

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Biosafety body discusses import of GMO seeds | Islamabad | thenews.com.pk

Biosafety body discusses import of GMO seeds | Islamabad | thenews.com.pk

Biosafety body discusses import of GMO seeds Islamabad: The 19th Biosafety Committee meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Shahrukh Nusrat to discuss the import of genetically modified organism canola and soybean seed/grains. The meeting was attended by Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PNRC) Dr. Zafar Yousaf, Director General Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Farzana Altaf Shah, Joint Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr. Mohammad Khursheed,…

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What do you want to know about GMO?

What do you want to know about GMO?

Over the past 10 years, we’ve covered many topics related to biotechnology and other issues related to agriculture and food. As we begin our next 10 years, what do you want to know? Is there a particular person or company that you’d like us to interview? Cutting edge science or old school farming methods that you’d like to know more about? Maybe you’re interested in science communication and want to know more about how to…

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GMO Potato Moved To High-Risk List

GMO Potato Moved To High-Risk List

Non-GMO Project addresses supply chain risks caused by new techniques like CRISPR and RNAi The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” in the United States. To determine when a crop needs to be moved from the Monitored-Risk list to the High-Risk list, the Project uses an established set of criteria related to the likelihood of GMO contamination in…

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Ghana to begin consumption of GMO foods from 2020

Ghana to begin consumption of GMO foods from 2020

Ghana to begin consumption of GMO foods from 2020 The GMO foods to be consumed include Bacillus thuringiensi (Bt) cowpea and Nitrogen Use Efficient, Water Use Efficient Salt Tolerant (Newest) rice. According to Dr Ameyaw, the GMO foods were being produced with the intention of enhancing agricultural production and also deal with pests, diseases and the negative impact of climate change. Dr  Ampadu-Ameyaw said at a programme dubbed, “ask about GMOs forum” organised by Alliance…

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Scientists call on EU to change GMO directive

Scientists call on EU to change GMO directive

Scientists from Europe’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have signed a paper calling on the EU to revise their GMO policy in the wake of the recent gene-editing regulations from the European Court of Justice. The position paper argues the ECJ’s decision, which effectively prohibits gene-editing due to the costly approval procedure, is bad for “agriculture, society and the economy”. The paper was signed by 75 professors and academics from across the EU, including…

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Argentina approves first drought-resistant, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean – Genetic Literacy Project

Argentina approves first drought-resistant, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybean – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic Literacy Project Argentina approves first drought-resistant, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybeanGenetic Literacy ProjectThe Argentine government approved the first soy that is tolerant to drought and that also combines better weed control by having herbicide tolerance. The crop was developed by a national company (Bioceres) and presents clear commercial possibilities in … Source link

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Award-winning GMO documentary at International Film Festival

Award-winning GMO documentary at International Film Festival

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Canadian filmmaker has been on a 10-year quest to find out why genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are not labeled on food products in Canada and the U.S. In the award-winning documentary “Modified,” the filmmaker Aube Giroux, and her mother, embark on a personal journey into the GMO debate as well as an exploration and appreciation of good food. The film will screen Friday afternoon as a part of the Vermont…

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Ask Fuzzy: Dispelling GMO myths – The Canberra Times

Ask Fuzzy: Dispelling GMO myths – The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times Ask Fuzzy: Dispelling GMO mythsThe Canberra TimesWhy are GMOs needed? Humans have been using breeding for thousands of years to modify plants and animals, which means we are already eating modified organisms. A chicken in 1957 would be under a kilo, while chickens now are over 4 kilos.and more » Source link

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Non-GMO claims in the spotlight again as judge certifies class in Chipotle lawsuit

Non-GMO claims in the spotlight again as judge certifies class in Chipotle lawsuit

The lawsuit* – filed in April 2016 – alleged that Chipotle’s ‘only non-GMO ingredients’ claims on instore signs were “false, misleading, and deceptive,”​ as it sold meat and dairy products from animals fed GM feed, and fountain drinks from third parties such as Coca-Cola containing sweeteners from genetically engineered corn. Chipotle, in turn, argued that a strict interpretation of ‘non-GMO’ extending all the way to animal feed was not shared by ‘reasonable’ consumers or federal…

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FG commences field trials on GMO crops – Guardian (blog)

FG commences field trials on GMO crops – Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog) FG commences field trials on GMO cropsGuardian (blog)The Federal Government has granted permits for confined field trials on genetically modified maize, rice, cassava, sorghum and cowpea to ascertain ability to resist insect attack in the country. Country Coordinator of Open Forum on Agriculture … Source link

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Global $10 Billion Food Inclusions Market to 2023

Global $10 Billion Food Inclusions Market to 2023

DUBLIN, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Food Inclusions Market by Type, Application, Form, Flavor, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The food inclusions market is estimated at USD 10.74 billion in 2018. It is projected to reach USD 15.78 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.0%. The growth in the food inclusions market is attributed to functional properties of food inclusions along with enhanced product…

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