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What’s That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast

What’s That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
Genetic engineering to produce products that now come from rare plants holds great promise, but critics warn of harm to small farmers, among others.
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Instead of GM food - how about GM scents and food flavouring? Fancy a vanilla ice cream or cupcake made tasty by vanillin produced by yeast?

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A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA

A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
Growers turned to genetics in hopes of building a tougher orange tree. But would the public accept genetically modified food?
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A very interesting and detailed article on how traditional methods have failed to control this disease of orange trees and the various GM approaches, public misconceptions about GM food and the barriers of getting the public to accept GM food. 

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Case studies: A hard look at GM crops

Case studies: A hard look at GM crops | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
Superweeds? Suicides? Stealthy genes? The true, the false and the still unknown about transgenic crops.
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A summary of evidence for and against GM crops, focusing on 3 debated issues.

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cartoon_gm_crops.jpg (2551x3579 pixels) | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
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How GM crops are made using the tools of genetic engineering learnt in CSI.

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Genetically Modified Hawaii: Scientific American

Genetically Modified Hawaii: Scientific American | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
New varieties of genetically engineered crops thrive in the world's most isolated landmass
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Hawaii, the island of choice for US GM crop field trials for crops including corn, soybeans, papaya, cotton, potatoes, wheat, alfalfa, beets, rice, safflower, and sorghum.

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Robert Paarlberg: The World Needs Genetically Modified Foods

Robert Paarlberg: The World Needs Genetically Modified Foods | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Wellesley Professor Robert Paarlberg writes that campaigns by well-fed activists would impose the tastes of the rich on the hunger of the poor.
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Golden Rice: Lifesaver?

Golden Rice: Lifesaver? | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
The fight over genetically modified crops has gone global. Is hysteria impeding science?
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You may think that Golden Rice is already accepted and already consumed - it's not! There are still many people who do not accept it and are trying their best to prevent Golden Rice from reaching consumers. Find out if their concerns are valid.

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Opinion: Don’t Fear GM Crops, Europe! | The Scientist Magazine®

Opinion: Don’t Fear GM Crops, Europe! | The Scientist Magazine® | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
If the European Union is to have any hope of feeding its population in the future, it must end its illogical aversion to genetic modification.
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Europe has been very resistant to GM crops. This is an article written by some scientists in Europe to counter the common objections to GM crops in Europe.

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Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

Whether or not to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods
is a key issue in the ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of food
crops produced using biotechnology.
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A discussion about whether GM food should be labeled and the current legislation in the US.

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After 30 years, is a GM food breakthrough finally here?

After 30 years, is a GM food breakthrough finally here? | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
Golden rice, a new strain that boosts vitamin A levels and reduces blindness in developing countries, could be sown in the Philippines – and is the new battleground crop
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After reading this article, please pead the note here - http://www.irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12483&lang=en - for clarifications and to clear up potential misunderstandings arising from this article.

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Transgenic salmon steak 'out soon'

Transgenic salmon steak 'out soon' | Genetically-modified organisms | Scoop.it
The first genetically modified fish could be about to arrive on dinner tables.
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This GM salmon was created by Singapore scientist Hew Choy Leong more than 20 years ago - it could be the world's first GM animal to hit dinner plates.

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Estibaliz Undiano Hernandez's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:03 PM

Una vez más me gustaría recalcar la importancia de los OMG. Como hemos trabajado en clase, todos estos organismos deben de sufrir un proceso muy estricto de regulación. Está bien que la biotecnología permite avances en la ciencia, pero siempre que éstos sean beneficiosos para la humanidad. Es decir, que produzcan los menos daños posibles. Como en este artículo se menciona, podría comercializarse el primer pez transgénico sin peligro para el hombre. Ha sido aprovado por la FDA, pero habrá que ver cuales son los efectos de aquí a unos años.