Posts made in October, 2017

FOOD SECURITY NEEDS MORE FROM GM CROPS

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FOOD SECURITY NEEDS MORE FROM GM CROPS

              October 9, 2017 Only a better understanding of fundamental plant processes can exploit the potential of GM technology to create higher yielding, more resilient food crops Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages, conclude a group of agricultural scientists who have reviewed how biotechnology developments over the past 35 years have shaped the efficiency of crop production. GM crops able to repel insect...

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Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn Could Benefit Millions

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Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn Could Benefit Millions

            Rutgers scientists discover way to reduce animal feed and food production costs by increasing a key nutrient in corn By Todd B. Bates Oct 8 2017 Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn – the world’s largest commodity crop – by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study. The Rutgers University-New Brunswick discovery could benefit...

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GM SOYBEAN OIL CAUSES LESS OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

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GM SOYBEAN OIL CAUSES LESS OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

            Soybean oil, the vegetable cooking oil commonly used in the United States, is also gaining popularity worldwide. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) tested a genetically modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants, and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil. The researchers tested...

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