ASIA EMBRACES GM FOR FUEL AND FOOD
- Editorial: Much ado about nothing. Bright, Simon; Poole, Nigel // Journal of Commercial Biotechnology;Jan2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p83
The article reflects on the effects of growing and commercializing genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe. It questions how it came to pass that from a position of scientific leadership in crop biotechnology, Great Britain and the rest of Europe have reacted by turning its back on the growing...
- The Hidden Cost of Genetic Engineering. Aberget, Elisabeth // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Jul2002, Issue 237, p18
Examines the economic impact of using genetically engineered crops. Comparison of profits made by farmers versus biotechnology firms; Market losses incurred by Canadian wheat farmers; Distribution of genetically modified seeds to Afghanistan farmers.
- EU study leaks a GM truth. // Ecologist;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p8
Reports that farmers would face higher and, in some cases, unsustainable production costs if the large-scale cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops went ahead in Europe, according to a study. Predicted rise of farming costs as a result of commercialization of GM oilseed rape, maize and...
- Development of Agriculture Biotechnology in Pakistan. Zafar, Yusuf // Journal of AOAC International;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p1500
The article reports developments in agriculture biotechnology in Pakistan. According to the author, Pakistan has made considerable progress in the research and development sector of agriculture biotechnology. The country has developed various genetically modified crops, however they remain...
- Scary Food. Miller, Henry I.; Conko, Gregory // Policy Review;Jun/Jul2006, Issue 137, p61
Defends biotechnology used in genetically modifying crops and foods. Measures taken by companies to avoid food biotechnology, gene-splicing and genetic modification; Overview of all-natural contaminants taken from packaged food products and unprocessed crops; Advantages of genetically-modified...
- Biotech seeds sprout. De Guzman, Doris // Chemical Market Reporter;1/16/2006, Vol. 269 Issue 2, p20
The article reports developments and discusses the implications of the global acceptance of genetically modified (GM) oilseeds. Further studies has been conducted on developing new and higher-value traits of GM products not only for food but also for pharmaceutical and industrial applications....
- Sonoma County next up for anti-biotech crowd. Cline, Harry // Western Farm Press;2/5/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p4
Focuses on the anti-biotechnology initiatives in Sonoma County, California. Aim to force county board of supervisors to call a special election to place a moratorium on biotechnology crops; Claim that GE-Free Sonoma campaign coordinator Daniel Solnit have hidden anti-societal agendas.
- GM plants for your health. Breithaupt, Holger // EMBO Reports;Nov2004, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p1031
The article informs that acceptance of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe might grow as soon as the first products to offer direct benefits for consumer health become available. A look at the global picture shows that the European Union is still standing at the sidelines when it comes to...
- GM foods: Bananadrama! // MarketWatch: Food;March 2003, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p12
Warns that bananas are in imminent danger of becoming extinct, according to the France-based International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain. Importance of genetic modification to make bananas more resistant to disease.