foods, also referred to as GMOS, are usually defined as seeds, plants, animals or fish that have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other species.
CBAN has also demanded the crop be removed from the market until exhaustive research has been completed on the genetically-engineered
The current experiment, the first one in Japan to grow a genetically-engineered
plant outside, will last until the end of 2009.
But according to the Annapolis, Maryland-based Environmental Research Foundation, agribusiness giants like Monsanto pushed the agency heavily to allow genetically-engineered
plants and small amounts of pesticides into organic crops, while the meat industry made its case for factory farming methods.
The company in addition is developing genetically-engineered
cancer drugs; gene therapy for cancer and hair loss; as well as genetically-engineered
diagnostics of cancer and cardiovascular disease through its A/C Diagnostics subsidiary.