SOURCE: Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka
Genetic engineering (GE) is currently the largest human and ecological experiment in history. GE enables scientists to manipulate the genes of all living things in ways that never occur in nature. The new bio-technologies that manipulate the genes of micro-organisms including bacteria and viruses, seeds, fish, animals and humans are dogged by controversy and uncertainties. We do not have clear answers to many questions.
SOURCE: InfoChange News & Features, India
AUTHOR: Rashme Sehgal
In this interview, leading scientist Dr P M Bhargava, who first coined the term 'genetic engineering' in a syndicated article in 1973, warns against genetically modified (GM) foods being pushed into the Indian market without appropriate safety assessment to ensure that they do not increase health risks.
SOURCE: Food Navigator, France
AUTHOR: Chris Jones
19-Mar-2008 - An internal report by the US FDA suggested that there was little or no support among Americans for food from cloned animals, a protest group has claimed.
The FDA issued its final risk assessment on produce from cloned animals and their offspring on January 15 in which it said the evidence showed there was no risk to human health. Such food products will not need to be labeled as originating from cloned animals.
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