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First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Contamination likely explains 'food genes in blood' claim

Date:October 29, 2014 Source:University of MichiganSummary:Laboratory contaminants likely explain the results of a recent study claiming that complete genes can pass from foods we eat into our blood, according to a molecular biologist who re-examined ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Biotechnology: Against the grain : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

"The years of frustration are audible in Adrian Dubock's voice when he talks about the development of golden rice. “It's been an uphill struggle,” he says, “but I think we're winning.” Golden rice was created in response to a nutritional crisis that ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Agrochemicals and deaths from cancer in Cordoba Province, Argentina

  Cancer incidence, by sex In May 2014 the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province, Argentina, published a study reporting the figures and distribution of cancer cases over a five year period (2004-2009). Although the study made no causal link between ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Light at the end of the Indian Tunnel: Indian Govt allows field trials for GM mustard, brinjal

At Hindustani Times 26 Oct 2014The environment ministry has allowed field trials of two varieties of genetically modified (GM) brinjal and mustard, almost 18 months after the previous government ordered a freeze on such tests.In a reply to an RTI query ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Will target muatagenisis suffer less regulatory overkill than transgenic approaches?

 "Reduction in regulatory costs would make it economically feasible for smaller biotechnology companies to produce improvements that would otherwise be overlooked by large corporations, such as improved health characteristics in soybean oil, as this ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

10 billion people for dinner | Nina Fedoroff | TEDxCERN

Published on 23 Oct 2014This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The world population is estimated to reach 10 billion in the near future. How can we feed so many with our existing resources? Nina Fedoroff ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Iida Ruishalme’s 500 words – Natural assumptions | Skepti-Forum

“Yes, Monsanto is pure evil,” I said. This was about a year ago, in 2013, and I was defending science and nuanced thinking in the same sentence, no less. “Monsanto is pure evil,” I said, “but genetic engineering is just a tool and in itself is neither ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Australia shouldn't sacrifice food safety standards for free trade

By David Adamson , The University of QueenslandTen years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 26 2014 - 1 reports

Detecting Ebola with a Piece of Paper | MIT Technology Review

Innovation can save lives: Could complex genetic experiments one day be as simple to carry out as an over-the-counter pregnancy test?That’s the idea behind new research from James Collins, a synthetic biologist at Boston University, who says he’s been ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 26 2014]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas

Current rate of yield increase for major food crops is not fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland. Given limited land suitable for crop production and population soon to exceed 9 billion, ensuring food security while protecting carbon-rich ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Why transgenes introduce relatively little unexpected genetic variation: Background difference between plant varieties are often huge

Author SummaryThere is a growing appreciation for the role of genome structural variation in creating phenotypic variation within a species. Comparative genomic hybridization was used to compare the genome structures of two maize inbred lines, B73 ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Greenpeace on Golden Rice...QUOTE :... it doesn't actually exist yet.

Source: BBC Radio 4: Today ProgrammeDate: 15/10/2014Event: Greenpeace's Doug Parr on stem cells, Golden Rice and Pascal HustingCredit: BBC Radio 4: Today ProgrammePeople:Professor Pete Coffey: Professor of Cellular Therapies, UCLDr. Patrick Moore: ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 20 2014]

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"The years of frustration are audible in Adrian Dubock's voice when he talks about the development of golden rice. “It's been an uphill struggle,” he says, “but I think we're winning.” Golden rice was created in response to a nutritional crisis that grips some of the poorest communities in the world. According to the World Health Organization, every year between 250,000 and 500,000 children lose their eyesight because of vitamin A deficiency. Half of them will die within a year of going blind, primarily because their immune systems did not have enough vitamin A to function properly (see 'Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency')." ...More @  Biotechnology: Against the grain : Nature : Nature Publishing Group :
"Reduction in regulatory costs would make it economically feasible for smaller biotechnology companies to produce improvements that would otherwise be overlooked by large corporations, such as improved health characteristics in soybean oil, as this article will discuss "ISB News Report, October 2014PLANT RESEARCH NEWSCreation of High Oleic Soybean Oil via Targeted Mutagenesis of FAD2 Gene FamilyThomas Stoddard, Daniel F Voytas, Luc Mathis, and Feng ZhangGE crops for human consumption date back 10,000 years to the advent of sedentary agriculture when humans first began selecting and breeding the most beneficial plants. Technological advances have improved breeding techniques, which have helped to reduce the time and labor involved; however, the resulting plants are nearly always transgenic. The advent of sequence-specific nucleases has allowed for accurate and precise genome engineering, reducing both the labor and time investment without requiring the integration of foreign DNA into the genome. This utility of the technology was exemplified recently with the development of a soybean line that produces high oleic acid oil and lacks any foreign DNA.@  (Full article pdf file) "
Criticism of Block's column "Organic foods are four to eight times more likely to be recalled for safety concerns than the market average" is off base
...animal health is better since the introduction of GE feeds—healthier udders in dairy cows, for example, which translates into improved milk quality. "The review also examined the composition of products like milk, meat and eggs that are derived from animals fed diets containing GE feeds. “No study has revealed any differences in the nutritional profile of animal products derived from GE-fed animals,” state the authors. In other words, these foods are indistinguishable from foods derived from animals fed a non-GE diet. "Furthermore, recombinant DNA, or transgenic material, from biotech crops has not been detected in animal products including milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GE feed InIn fact, the DNA from GE crops is chemically the same as DNA from traditional sources. Both are completely broken down in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract during digestion.3,4,5"ASAS believes in the consumer’s right to make an educated choice. There are ample opportunities for multiple production systems in the marketplace, including conventional systems that use crops derived from biotechnology, as well as natural and organic production systems. However, that choice should not be clouded by fear-mongering or misinformation related to GE feed crops.”"

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Contamination likely explains 'food genes in bl... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
Biotechnology: Against the grain : Nature : Nat... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
Agrochemicals and deaths from cancer in Cordoba... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 29 2014]
10 billion people for dinner | Nina Fedoroff | ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Light at the end of the Indian Tunnel: Indian G... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Iida Ruishalme’s 500 words – Natural assumption... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Will target muatagenisis suffer less regulatory... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Australia shouldn't sacrifice food safety stand... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Detecting Ebola with a Piece of Paper | MIT Tec... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 26 2014]
Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 25 2014]
Why transgenes introduce relatively little unex... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 23 2014]
Greenpeace on Golden Rice...QUOTE :... it doesn... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 20 2014]
Criticism of Block's column "Organic foods are ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 18 2014]
New genetic drug to cure all well studied bacte... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 17 2014]
China bans misleading labels on non-GMO product... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 14 2014]
What's a GMO? Jimmy Kimmel provides original re... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 13 2014]
BIO Welcomes Release of USDA Report on the Econ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 11 2014]
American Society of Animal Science Issues State... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 09 2014]
Manure fertilizer increases antibiotic resistan... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 07 2014]
Meeting the challenge of emerging diseases: Ebo... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 04 2014]
Climate policy: Ditch the 2 °C warming goal : N... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 02 2014]
Greenwar continued: Greenpeace crying censorshi... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 01 2014]
China launches media campaign to back genetical... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 30 2014]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 29 2014]
A quest by Harry Klee-- Improving the flavor of... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 25 2014]
CIMMYT's Blog » Synthetic Wheat in China Contin... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 25 2014]
Natural GMOs Part 209. Protein used to clamp do... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 23 2014]
Natural GMOs Part 208. Conventional Wisdom wron... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 22 2014]
Food security and the evaluation of risk [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 22 2014]
The science behind superwheat [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 21 2014]
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Contamination likely explains 'food genes in bl... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
Date:October 29, 2014 Source:University of MichiganSummary:Laboratory contaminants likely explain the results of a recent study claiming that complete genes can pass from foods we eat into our blood, according to a molecular biologist who re-examined ...
Biotechnology: Against the grain : Nature : Nat... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 30 2014]
"The years of frustration are audible in Adrian Dubock's voice when he talks about the development of golden rice. “It's been an uphill struggle,” he says, “but I think we're winning.” Golden rice was created in response to a nutritional crisis that ...
Agrochemicals and deaths from cancer in Cordoba... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 29 2014]
  Cancer incidence, by sex In May 2014 the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province, Argentina, published a study reporting the figures and distribution of cancer cases over a five year period (2004-2009). Although the study made no causal link between ...
10 billion people for dinner | Nina Fedoroff | ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
Published on 23 Oct 2014This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The world population is estimated to reach 10 billion in the near future. How can we feed so many with our existing resources? Nina Fedoroff ...
Light at the end of the Indian Tunnel: Indian G... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Oct 27 2014]
At Hindustani Times 26 Oct 2014The environment ministry has allowed field trials of two varieties of genetically modified (GM) brinjal and mustard, almost 18 months after the previous government ordered a freeze on such tests.In a reply to an RTI query ...
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