A main task of the committee was to examine the evidence related to claims of positive and negative effects of existing genetically engineered (GE) crops. The committee delved into the relevant literature, heard from 80 diverse speakers, and read more than 700 comments from members of the public to broaden its understanding of issues surrounding […]
Unhealthy Fixation. The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud.
In an article published on 15 July 2015, the author reviews the evidence of claims in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some quotes from the article: “First, it’s true that the issue is complicated. But the deeper you dig, the more fraud you find in the case against GMOs. It’s full of errors, fallacies, […]
The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop
Among 291 tested accessions of cultivated sweet potato, all contain one or more transfer DNA (T-DNA) sequences. These sequences, which are shown to be expressed in a cultivated sweet potato clone (“Huachano”) that was analyzed in detail, suggest that an Agrobacterium infection occurred in evolutionary times. One of the T-DNAs is apparently present in all cultivated sweet […]