Posts made in November, 2015

GMO food animals should be judged by product, not process, scientists say

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              November 23, 2015   In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist. In a review paper titled “Animal agriculture and the importance of agnostic governance of biotechnology,” Alison Van Eenennaam, a UC Davis geneticist,...

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Engineering Mosquitoes’ Genes to Resist Malaria

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A female anopheles stephensi mosquito, a species predominant in Asia that spreads malaria.   By NICHOLAS WADE NOV. 23, 2015 In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, behind a series of five protective doors, two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will help eradicate malaria from the world. The mosquito has been engineered to carry two ingenious genetic modifications. One is a set of...

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AquAdvantage Salmon Approval Letter and Appendix

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              NADA 141-454 AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. Attention: Ronald Stotish, PhD Chief Executive Officer and President Two Clock Tower Place, Suite 395 Maynard, MA 01754 Re: Request for original approval of the opAFP-GHc2 rDNA construct in the EO-1α lineage of triploid hemizygous, all-female Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) known as AquAdvantage Salmon Dear Dr. Stotish: We approve your original animal drug application (NADA) for the following: A single...

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Tasting and Testing a Genetically Modified, Non-Browning Apple

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              By EMILY WALTZ NOVEMBER 10, 2015 11:20 AM Innovations in biotech crops aren’t known for getting children excited, but there is a new fruit trait on its way to the market that families may appreciate and children may actually notice. It’s a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn brown when it is bruised or sliced. My children and I had a chance to try some last week. We beat them up and put them through a battery of tests to see how...

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Researchers grow Supertomatoes containing same amount of cancer-beating chemical as 50 glasses of red wine

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Just one of the genetically engineered tomatoes grown by British scientists contains as much of the grape compound resveratrol as 50 bottles of red wine.   By MARK PRIGG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 17:09 GMT, 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:21 GMT, 26 October 2015 Resveratrol said to combat heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s A second tomato can produce soybean compound that may help prevent breast cancer Supercharged GM tomatoes...

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