Posts Tagged by Bt

Transgenic BT crops hook farmer on GMO seeds.

Transgenic BT crops damage insect community structure in the field. While lowering the need for chemicals to be applied to control major insect pests, beneficial organisms on the GMO field are less stable than that of regular crop field. Iit is much easier for minor insect pests developing to be major pest. A farmer willing to […]

Effects of GM corn on mammalian health

A comparison of the effects of three GM corn varieties on mammalian health. (From: NIH and IJBS). Here is an abstract of the research. We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), […]

About Genetically Modified foods (GMO)

About Genetically Modified food (GMO) Note: per definition, Organic food does not contain genetically modified ingredients, as per Section 205.105 of the National Organic Standards. (From USDA: link 1 and link 2) There are multiple aspects that should be considered when talking about GMO. First one has to do with the way how new genes […]

Food history trivia

Trade dispute regarding export of growth hormone infused beef from US to EU. (From: FDA)   US Government considers retaliating against EU for resisting BT Corn (From: US Consulate via Wikileaks)   Monsanto bribes Indonesian Ministry of Environment official in order to repeal an unfavorable decree. (From: SEC and SEC)   Monsanto’s subsidiary Delta & […]