In July 2009, Chavan -- in his capacity as a minister in PMO -- had written an official letter to the then health minister A Ramadoss on concerns he had raised about the safety of GM food crops
We are moving quickly to regenerate and preserve seed samples representing thousands of distinct varieties of critical food crops
like rice, maize, and wheat in 46 countries that were well on their way to total extinction," said Cary Fowler, Executive Director of the Trust.
If genetically altered pharmaceutical-producing food crops
, which are not approved for human consumption, inadvertently mix or cross-breed with conventional food crops
, then those food crops
legally would be considered "adulterated" by the FDA and would not be considered fit for human consumption, she said.
Transforming highly productive food crops
into factories for pharmaceutical and industrial compounds is another matter altogether.
We will build our production on fuel stocks that are not subject to the pricing fluctuations common with corn and other food crops
," he added.
These incidents reaffirm GMA's concerns about the use of food crops
for the development of plant-made pharmaceuticals.
These activities are "part of the government's continuing protection of public health and the environment and efforts to enhance public confidence in the regulatory oversight of biotechnology-derived food crops
and foods/feeds derived from such crops," the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said in a Federal Register notice.
agricultural application to food crops
, residential lawn treatment, indoor residential uses, pet uses) and apportionment of the exposures and doses; 5) the development of methods to account for short-term, intermittent exposures to pesticides and evaluation of the importance of aggregate exposures under such conditions; and 6) the development of assessments of pesticide exposure that include evaluations of the uncertainty and variability associated with the exposure estimates.
Thanks to Starting From Seed, novice to experienced gardeners can combat the increasing loss of genetic diversity in food crops
by propagating unique heirloom varieties at home.
In fact, the Andes ranks as one of only 12 places worldwide where major food crops
PureSense customers access easy-to-use tools anytime, from anywhere to manage and improve bottom-line results through our real-time water management applications; these can be deployed throughout the core operations used to grow, produce, and deliver high quality food crops
," says PureSense CEO Craig Buxton.
The future was also looking promising for growers of food crops
The $100,000 grant will fund research about high-throughput, low-cost DNA-based detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agricultural food crops
using the company's patented Invader product platform.
FDA should require validated analytical tests to be available for genetically modified food crops
before they hit the market, the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) said May 3 in comments filed with the agency.
The CGIAR also works to develop biodiversity within food crops
, forestry, livestock, soil and water nutrients, water management, and policy research.