GMO News

EnviroLogix launches 10-trait QuickComb for GMO testing of corn bulk grain

EnviroLogix Inc. recently launched the 10-trait QuickComb, now including Duracade™, for corn bulk grain quantitative testing in support of non-GMO testing programs. “With the introduction of the industry’s only 10-trait corn comb, EnviroLogix further demonstrates our commitment to customers needing the most comprehensive quantitative decision-point GMO diagnostics for use in the grain handling and processing, […]

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Gene-edited soybean oil now served in Midwest restaurants

Consumers won’t know it, but the oil served at particular Midwestern restaurants is a soybean oil, Calyno, that has been produced using gene editing techniques. The soybean oil is being used in salad dressing and for frying—in the restaurant chain and food service industry—and is claimed to have no trans fats and longer shelf life. […]

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FDA lifts import ban, clears path for GMO salmon to be sold in U.S.

In March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a 2016 ban on imports of genetically modified salmon eggs to an Indiana facility, where producer AquaBounty will grow the salmon and sell it to consumers. AquAdvantage, an Atlantic salmon modified with DNA from other fish species, is the first genetically modified animal approved for human […]

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United Nations hits the brakes on gene drives

Landmark Convention on Biological Diversity decision calls on governments to conduct strict risk assessments and seek indigenous and local peoples’ consent ahead of potential release of “exterminator” technology. The UN recently made a significant global decision on how to govern a high-risk, new genetic engineering technology—gene drives. “This important decision puts controls on gene drives […]

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Experts agree: New GMOs can be detected

A French scientist and other experts rebut claims that genome-edited products cannot be distinguished from natural products, and thus cannot be detected or regulated GMO proponents lobbying for lax regulation of genetically modified plants and animals produced with “new GM” techniques, including genome editing, argue that living organisms naturally contain many mutations (DNA damage), making […]

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