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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: safety, environment, food, consumers, modified, organisms, genetically
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2001-07-06
ISBN-10: 9251045607
ISBN-13: 9789251045602

The purpose of this publication--the second in FAO's new series dedicated to ethics in food and agriculture--is to share the current knowledge of genetically engineered products in relation to consumers, including the safety of their food and protection of their health, and environmental conservation.

Author: Dave Butcher
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: family, farmers, consumers, environment, engineering, genetic, life, science, implications, splice
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2008-05
ISBN-10: 1437900771
ISBN-13: 9781437900774

These recommendations are intended to guide public policy & to inform the debate surrounding genetic engineering (GE). As genetically engineered products have become more prevalent in the food system, the topic of GE has become a controversial issue. Farmers face increasing pressure to decide whether or not to use genetically engineered products in both crop & livestock operations. Corp. are generating new genetically engineered products, & public univ. are being tapped to participate in the research. Meanwhile, consumers throughout the world are demanding GE-free food. This report describes t

Author: Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: united, states, crops, engineered, decade, genetically, first
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 143791103X
ISBN-13: 9781437911039

Ten years after the first generation of genetically engineered (GE) varieties became commercially available, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread for major crops. Despite the benefits, however, environmental and consumer concerns may have limited acceptance of GE crops, especially in Europe. This report focuses on GE crops and their adoption in the U.S. over the past 10 years. It finds that: (1) the pace of R&D activity by producers of GE seed has been rapid; (2) farmers have adopted some GE varieties widely and at a rapid rate and benefited from such adoption; and (3) the

Author: Unknown
Publisher: IICA
Keywords: modified, organisms, genetically, enviornment, release, guidlines
Number of Pages: 138

Author: Walter A. Hill
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: introduction, part, supporting, text, flowcharts, shellfish, fish, conducting, standards, research, genetically, modified, performance
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 1998-08-01
ISBN-10: 078817228X
ISBN-13: 9780788172281

These Standards are intended to aid researchers & institutions in assessing the ecological & evolutionary safety of research involving genetically modified fish, & shellfish. Discusses the purpose & environmental safety of this research & provides an overview of the components of the Standards. Supporting text addresses applicability; survival & reproductive assessment; impact of deliberate gene changes, chromosomal manipulations, & interspecific hybridization; potential interference with natural reproduction; ecosystem effects; potential barriers associated with accessible ecosystem; & risk m

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: modified, agricultural, fats, oils, genetically, conventional, development, new, markets, biodiesel
Number of Pages: 35
ISBN-10: 1428907890
ISBN-13: 9781428907898

Author: J. K. Dunnick
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: study, modified, genetically, insufficient, p16ink4a, p19arf, gavage, mice, haplo, benzene, model, report, toxicology, carcinogenesis, cas
Number of Pages: 147
Published: 2008-03-01
ISBN-10: 1428988114
ISBN-13: 9781428988118

Benzene is used primarily as a solvent in the chemical & pharmaceutical industries, as a starting material & intermediate in the synthesis of numerous chemicals, & in gasoline. The major U.S. source of benzene is petroleum. Benzene has been previously evaluated in 2-year carcinogenicity studies. In this study, the carcinogenic effects of benzene were studied in the haplo-insufficient p16Ink4a/p19Arf mouse model as part of an ongoing effort to seek improved model systems for toxicology & carcinogenesis studies, especially those that can provide mechanistic information relative to understanding
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