Posts made in September, 2016

CRISPR Could Usher In a New Era of Delicious GMO Foods

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            The first CRISPR meal, featuring genetically altered cabbage   Can the gene editing technique redeem the reputation of engineered crops? SARAH ZHANG SEP 19, 2016   A few weeks ago, Stefan Jansson, a Swedish plant biologist, sat down to a plate of pasta with cabbage harvested from his garden. This cabbage was like none any human had eaten before; its DNA had been edited via a much-hyped new gene-editing technique called CRISPR. Jansson’s meal...

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Kenya: Biotech gets green light to be released for experiment

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 By Otiato Guguyu The National Biosafety Authority has approved the release of genetically modified cotton for environmental trials. This follows the application for the release by Monsanto Kenya Ltd last year, seeking approval for environmental release through the national performance trials. Monsanto will now be required to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the crop and submit a report to the National Environmental...

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BIOTECH MUSTARD IS SAFE, SAYS INDIA’S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The technical sub-committee of India’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has said that biotech mustard (Dhara Mustard Hybrid 11 or DMH-11) does not “raise any public health or safety concerns for human beings or animals.” The sub-committee evaluated the safety of the crop and released the Assessment of Food and Environmental Safety (AFES) report published in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change...

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