Biopharming
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/nwrageadmin/d6.nwrage.org/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/nwrageadmin/d6.nwrage.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.

Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Rice Is Not the Solution to Diarrhea

Biopharming

Center for Food Safety
Kansas Rural Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2007

Contacts: Bill Freese or Joseph Mendelson, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359
Dan Nagengast, Kansas Rural Center, 785-748-0959

Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Rice Is Not the Solution to Diarrhea

Drugs in Rice Not Approved by FDA, Will Likely Contaminate Foods

Groups Urge Ban on All Drug-Producing Genetically Engineered Food Crops

How to Confine the Plants of the Future?

Biopharming

By DENISE CARUSO
New York Times

A NEW generation of genetically engineered crops that produce drugs and chemicals is fast approaching the market - bringing with it
a new wave of concerns about the safety of the global food and feed supply.

The plants produce medicinal substances like insulin, anticoagulants and blood substitutes. They produce vaccine proteins for
diseases like cholera, as well as antibodies against tooth decay and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Enzymes and other chemicals from the
plants can be used for a range of industrial processes.

The Rice With Human Genes

Biopharming

Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 by the DailyMail/UK

by Sean Poulter

The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.

The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva.

Its U.S. developers say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, a major killer in the Third World.

PHARM ANIMALS CRANK OUT DRUGS

Biopharming

SOURCE: Wired News, USA
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Svoboda
URL: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/medtech/0,72708-0.html?tw=wn_techno...
DATE: 14.02.2007

With its tranquil ponds and rolling fields, the GTC Biotherapeutics farm in Charlton, Massachusetts, looks like a typical pastoral
retreat. But its 1,400 goats don't produce any butter or cheese. Instead, the animals are sophisticated drug incubators, with
millions of dollars of potential profit accumulating in their udders each day.

OREGON COMMITTEE INVITES CONTESTED "BIOPHARMING" OF GE PLANTS

Biopharming

SOURCE: The NewStandard, USA
URL: http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/3862
DATE: 08.11.2006

As companies experiment with growing drugs in common food crops, watchdogs say even the most deliberative attempts by government to
scrutinize the practice fall short of protecting the public.

Nov. 8 The latest spat over genetic engineering centers on Oregon, where activists and regulators are battling over the safety of
so-called "pharmacrops" controversial plants genetically modified to produce medicine through "biopharming."

Syndicate content