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  • crops
  • Currently available transgenic crops and foods derived from them have been judged safe to eat and the methods used to test their safety have been deemed appropriate. (fao.org)
  • By the late 1930s with the introduction of colchicine, perennial grasses were being hybridized with wheat with the aim of transferring disease resistance and perenniality into annual crops, and large-scale practical use of hybrids was well established, leading on to development of Triticosecale and other new transgenic cereal crops. (crystalinks.com)
  • Researchers at the Institute of Food Safety in Wageningen, The Netherlands, screened transgenic proteins in GM food crops for the presence of short amino acid sequences identical to those in known allergens, and to find out if these are involved in binding IgE, the class of antibodies produced in allergic reactions. (i-sis.org.uk)
  • Until now the debate over genetically modified organisms - also known as transgenic organisms - has mainly focused on agricultural crops, and only to a much lesser extent on genetically modified trees. (wrm.org.uy)
  • This is understandable, given that transgenic crops such as corn and soybeans are already being commercially grown and will be directly or indirectly eaten by human beings, posing a potential threat to their health. (wrm.org.uy)
  • What Are Transgenic Crops? (wisegeek.com)
  • In most parts of the world, transgenic crops are highly regulated to protect the safety of humans, other crops, and the environment. (wisegeek.com)
  • Most often, these types of transgenic crops are created to improve the health of the existing plant. (wisegeek.com)
  • These types of transgenic crops are typically injected with a gene from a variety of bacteria or anther substance to protect the crops from pesticides, herbicides, diseases, or other harmful substances. (wisegeek.com)
  • A good portion of the world's land is used to grow and develop transgenic crops, despite the fact that the legal requirements for growing and selling these crops for human consumption are extremely strict in most areas. (wisegeek.com)
  • In the United States, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all oversee different safety and environmental aspects of transgenic crops. (wisegeek.com)
  • Genetic
  • This large industry is supporting the work to constantly improve the processes (efficiency, safety and costs) of genetic engineering which will likely ultimately lead to transgenic people. (nextbigfuture.com)
  • livestock
  • Robert Schwartz , a cell biologist at the Baylor College of Medicine and co-founder of Advisys, a company in The Woodlands, Texas, that is involved in improving the growth of livestock, agreed transgenic animals are safe for consumption. (upi.com)
  • protein
  • But at the outset of our work, we had many worries about the technical hurdles facing us in breeding such transgenic animals and garnering usable quantities of protein from their milk. (dhushara.com)
  • Transgenic modeling has been pursued on the basis of the amyloid hypothesis and has taken advantage of mutations in the amyloid precursor protein and the presenilins that cause familial forms of Alzheimer's disease. (nih.gov)
  • Research
  • Transgenic Research aims to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied science in molecular biology and biotechnology for the plant and animal academic and associated industry communities. (springer.com)
  • consists
  • A unique identifier for a stacked event consists of the unique identifiers from each parental transgenic plant, e.g. (oecd.org)
  • available
  • Methods that do not rely on retroviral vectors are also available for creating transgenic chickens. (mendeley.com)
  • The company plans to file for FDA approval in the latter half of this year, which could make the transgenic salmon available to consumers in 2004. (upi.com)
  • health
  • In addition to these concerns, there are direct and indirect health benefits associated with transgenic foods that should be more fully evaluated. (fao.org)
  • The Center for Food Safety in Washington, which filed a legal petition with the FDA and other governmental agencies to keep the transgenic fish from coming to market, also has concerns about the health risks posed to humans consuming the fish. (upi.com)
  • known
  • Scientists acknowledge that not enough is known about the long-term effects of transgenic (and most traditional) foods. (fao.org)
  • safety
  • There is a substantial degree of consensus within the scientific community on many of the major safety questions concerning transgenic products, but scientists disagree on some issues, and gaps in knowledge remain. (fao.org)
  • effects
  • The lack of evidence of negative effects, however, does not mean that new transgenic foods are without risk (ICSU, GM Science Review Panel). (fao.org)
  • Under EU law, the knock-on effects of growing a transgenic crop do not have to be taken into account. (newscientist.com)