FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ

… or potato, alerting consumers to the traits that make them different from conventional varieties. The agency is unlikely to require a label that identifies the products as being modified. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ. …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

… surrounds the development and use of new foods whose DNA has been manipulated to incorporate traits not found naturally. Backers claim that engineered strains offer a future of plentiful crops, resistant to drought and disease. Their opponents insist that the long-term health risks and environmental impacts are not known, and warn that global corporations behind GMO foods exercise undue influence over governments and farmers. With his banana crop under threat, Semakula is among those who want …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… apples its seal of approval, it took less than two weeks for the company that produced them, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, to enter into an acquisition agreement with Intrexon Corp. Thomas R. Kasser, Ph.D., senior vice president and head of Intrexon’s food sector has high hopes for the acquisition. In a press release, Kasser said, “Okanagan is a world leader in the development of fruit-bearing plants to express enhanced, advantageous traits with tremendous potential to revolutionize the …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… played by the gene, like turning the volume switch of a radio up or down. “Basically, what we found was a kind of cascading effect. By modifying the methylation of one particular gene, that affects others, in this case the Egfr gene, we could affect all the other genes involved in cellular growth,” Sebastian Alvarado of McGill University said. These complex traits appear to be influenced by environment as much as they are by genetics, the study revealed. The process might be …