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GM Feed Toxic, New Meta-Analysis Confirms

A meta-analysis on 19 studies confirms kidney and liver toxicity in rats and mice fed on GM soybean and maize, representing more than 80 percent of all commercially available GM food; it also exposes gross inadequacies of current risk assessment Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Courtesy: Institute of Science in Soceity http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_Feed_toxic_new_metaanalysis_confirms.php A team of independent scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at Caen University in France carried out a meta-analysis combining the results of 19 previous studies [1] (for complete report http://www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10), and their report concluded: “From the regulatory tests performed today, it is unacceptable to submit 500 million Europeans and several billions of consumers worldwide to the new pesticide GM-derived foods or feed, […]

The analysis of Bt brinjal biosafety data submitted by Mahyco

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Is Organic Farming responsible for E.coli poisoning?

This is not in defensive of highly industrialized organic farming…but to share some thoughts about the way we produce, trade and eat food…as this is going to be our future as well…. E.Coli is a bacteria commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms including human beings. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause serious food poisoning in humans and are occasionally responsible for product recalls particularly processed foods.  therefore it is more to do with process of clean production, processing, storing and cooking.  since it lives in the gut of animals…E. coli cells are a major component of feces, and fecal-oral transmission is the major route through which pathogenic strains of the bacterium cause disease apart from spoilage of processed foods. Cells […]

Organic food linked to E. coli outbreak?

Smita PandeySmita Pandey, TNN | Jun 12, 2011, 01.17am IST If you are a health food freak who lives on salads and swears by the benefits of organically grown raw vegetables, it’s time for a reality check. In 16 countries across the globe, nearly 3,000 people have been sickened and 29 have died after eating raw vegetables contaminated by a group of bacteria collectively called Escherichia coli ( E. coli). Authorities first cited contaminated Spanish cucumbers as the culprit and now organically grown sprouts from Germany are being seen as the most likely cause. The source of the infection still remains a mystery. Experts believe organic sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes or lettuce contaminated somewhere […]

Assessment reports of technical dossiers of various transgenic events

GenØk-Centre for Biosafety is a designated National Competence Centre for Biosafety in Norway. We are pleased to inform you that GenØk’s assessments of technical dossiers for various transgenic events are available  at http://www.genok.com/reports. These assessments may be of interest to other countries.

Roundup and birth defects Is the public being kept in the dark?

A new report by Earth Open Resources highlights the problems with the Herbicide Glyphosate. Download similarly some time back there was another research article which clearly showed similar problems Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Produce Teratogenic Effects onVertebrates by Impairing Retinoic Acid SignalingAlejandra Paganelli, Victoria Gnazzo, Helena Acosta, Silvia L. Lo´ pez, andAndre´s E. Carrasco Download

Microbial properties, enzyme activities and the persistence of exogenous proteins in soil under consecutive cultivation of transgenic cottons (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

PLANT SOIL ENVIRON., 57, 2011 (2): 67–74 67 Download Z.H. Chen, L.J. Chen, Y.L. Zhang, Z.J. Wu Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, P.R. China ABSTRACT One Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and two stacked Bt and cowpea trypsin inhibitor (Bt + CpTI) cottons and their non-transgenic isolines were consecutively cultivated to investigate the soil persistence of Cry1Ac and CpTI pro­teins and their effects on microbial properties and enzyme activities involving C, N, P, and S cycling in soil. Results showed that there were the persistence of Cry1Ac and CpTI proteins in soil under 4-year consecutive cultivation of transgenic cottons. Cry1Ac proteins varied from 6.75 ng/g to 12.01 ng/g […]

Detrimental effect of expression of Bt endotoxin Cry1Ac on in vitro regeneration, in vivo growth and development of tobacco and cotton transgenics

http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/jun2011/363.pdf Detrimental effect of expression of Bt endotoxin Cry1Ac on in vitro regeneration, in vivo growth and development of tobacco and cotton transgenics PREETI RAWAT 1,† AMARJEET KUMAR SINGH 1,† KRISHNA RAY 1 BHUPENDRA CHAUDHARY, SANJEEV KUMAR, TARU GAUTAM 1,  SHAVETA KANORIA,  GURPREET KAUR 1, PARITOSH KUMAR, DEEPAK PENTAL, 1,2, and PRADEEP KUMAR BURMA 1, * 1 Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110 021, India 2 Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110 021, India *Corresponding author (Fax, +91-11-24112761; Email, pburma@south.du.ac.in) † These authors contributed equally to the work. High levels of expression of the cry1Ac gene from Bacillus thuringiensis cannot be routinely achieved in transgenic plants despite modifications made in the gene to improve its […]

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