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Plants in our diet unlikely to regulate genes – study

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 2nd, 2013.

In the latest twist in the recent scientific discussion over whether double stranded RNA from plants in our diet can interfere with genetic expression once they’ve been consumed, a new study in primates has failed to find supporting evidence for the claim, potentially undermining arguments that genetically modified plants that produce these molecules may pose a […]

Concern over Australian GM wheat – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 12th, 2012.

Two scientists, working in conjunction with the Safe Food Foundation in Australia, claim CSIRO-developed genetically modified wheat may have unintended effects on humans. However other experts disagree with their assessment of the risks associated with the modified crop. Professor Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury, NZ, and Associate Professor Judy Carman, a biochemist at Flinders […]

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