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GM feeding study in pigs – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 13th, 2013.

A study examining the long-term health effects in pigs of a diet containing genetically modified crops has been published this week in the Journal of Organic Systems. The 168 pigs in the study were fed a diet of either GM or non-GM corn and soy over the course of their normal commercial lifespan (just over […]

FSANZ defends stance on gene ‘silencing’ – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 22nd, 2013.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has responded to criticism alleging products relying on a new gene silencing technology are entering the food supply without adequate scrutiny. Earlier this year, a scientific review raised concerns that double-stranded RNA molecules produced in new genetically modified crops could pose a risk to human health. The paper’s authors, including Professor Jack Heinemann at […]

GM research approval granted with strict controls

Peter Griffin posted in on April 15th, 2010.

The Environmental Risk Management Authority today announced it has granted Agresearch authority to develop genetically modified goats, sheep and cattle to produce therapeutic proteins in milk. The GM trials will be conducted at Agresearch’s Ruakura facility only and in “full containment” meaning for example, two-metre high, double fencing of outdoor containment facilities and measures to […]

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