Spray-On DNA "Barcode" Tracks Harmful Chemicals

by jeeg 14. January 2015 22:52
  Everything from food, to air to water runs the risk of becoming contaminated. Now chemists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have developed a technology that can detect and track dangerous particles in food and in the air. “The DNA in the material can be u... [More]

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

by Admin 11. November 2014 23:58
  A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced on Friday. The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical calle... [More]

Forensic analyst debunks food claims using DNA

by jeeg 20. September 2013 21:19
Restaurateurs beware: Chris Weland is not the guy you want to serve a bogus meat dish to if he is out for a meal. The forensic analyst at the University of Guelph’s Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding has used his former police sleuthing skills and the university’s revolutionary bar... [More]

Australians interested in genetically-tailored diets

by jeeg 11. April 2011 19:16
Australian consumers could soon be buying food and drink based on whether it suits their genetic make up as interest in new technology soars, according to consumer research agency Datamonitor. Research by the independent market analyst has revealed that more than half (51%) of Australian cons... [More]

European Parliament calls for ban on food from cloned animals

by jeeg 25. July 2010 18:33
  Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) renewed their appeal for a ban on food from cloned animals when they voted on novel foods legislation on Wednesday. They also demanded a moratorium on foods using nanotechnology until potential health risks can be ruled out. Novel foods - th... [More]
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