Scientists have finally cracked the DNA sequence code of wheat, which will undoubtedly revolutionize how the world's most important crop can continue to feed a growing global population and, more importantly, alleviate the suffering of those with...
Mars, Thermo, PACA, UC Davis, Uni of Washington and Northeastern Uni behind work
The European Union needs to update the way it regulates biotechnology as advances are made in plant breeding – or risk disrupting trade in commodity crops, according to Professor Huw Jones of Rothamsted Research.
In an update on its probe into unauthorized genetically modified wheat detected in Oregon, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Friday that it “has neither found nor been informed of anything that would indicate that this incident amounts to more...
A group of international scientists has sequenced the complete rice
genome, something that could be used to improve the quality and
size of crops. The discovery may also be developed to apply to
wheat and barley.
When nutritional labeling comes into force in Canada later this
year, manufacturers may also take advantage of the need to change
their labels to stipulate whether their products' ingredients are
The beef industry's ability to accurately breed cattle for specific
traits such as increased meat or milk yield has been significantly
improved with the release of the first draft of the bovine genome
Agilent Technologies has developed a high-resolution method for
detecting genetically modified (GM) content in food products. The
company says that researchers can use this method to rapidly screen
samples before running the expensive...