Route of chemical delivery and amount delivered to site of action matters in deciding chemical toxicity

Route of chemical delivery and amount delivered to site of action matters in deciding the degree of toxicity of a chemical. We know that direct injection of either caffeine (or herbicides) into embryos can easily damage the embryo, but humans…

Omega 3 oil from yeast similar to fish oil in safety and nutritional effect

By Stephen Daniells, 16-Sep-2010The safety of an EPA-rich oil from genetically modified yeast is “comparable to that of GRAS fish oil”, says a new study from DuPont.Results of a 90-day rat study with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-rich oil produced from GM…

All you wanted to know about induced mutations in crop breeding

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industryFAO publication: Induced Plant Mutations in the Genomics EraSource: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Rome, 2009PrefaceThe year 2008 marks the 80th anniversary of mutation induction in plants. The…

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