Naturally saffron-flavored rice? Here’s how scientists are using genetically modified tobacco and lemon to recreate the world’s most expensive spice – Genetic Literacy Project

Biotechnology mass-produces valuable molecules from nature, from drugs to textiles to a jellyfish protein that lights up most anything a glowing green. Now add saffron to the list.To cooks, saffron is a bright yellow spice derived from Crocus sativus flowers, aka “saffron crocus.” The dried red threads at the blooms’ centers are used to season and color foods. Popular for thousands of years, saffron comes today mostly from Iran. It’s used to infuse meats, grains, salads, and even to color marshmallows molded into baby chick shapes for Easter.Saffron has medicinal potential. The main pigment crocin may be useful as a neuroprotectant, an antidepressant, a sedative, and an antioxidant.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/22/naturally-saffron-flavored-rice-heres-how-scientists-are-using-genetically-modified-tobacco-and-lemon-to-recreate-the-worlds-most-expensive-spice/

The Séralini affair: How a discredited study set Kenya’s agricultural biotechnology revolution back a decade – Genetic Literacy Project

GMO crops aren’t new to Kenya; in 2012 we had GMO maize being imported into the country until the infamous Séralini study released in September of that year that showed a link between cancerous tumors developing on mice and glyphosate — the main active ingredient of Roundup herbicide.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/17/the-seralini-affair-how-a-discredited-study-set-kenyas-agricultural-biotechnology-revolution-back-a-decade/

Viewpoint: ‘Activists and organizations spread lies about GMOs’ — Nobel laureate chides dogmatic political discourse, highlights decades of GMO’s safe use – Genetic Literacy Project

Misinformation about science, especially genetically modified crops, need to be dispelled and they should be adopted as it is backed by science, 1993 Nobel prize winner for physiology or medicine Richard J Roberts said on November 2.
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Distant tomato relative the groundcherry: Genetic modification poised to rescue key orphan crop – Genetic Literacy Project

Over 34 million people in the U.S. don’t have enough food. More diverse and adaptable crops are needed to address challenges in food production made worse by climate change. Small, sweet berries called groundcherries may not feed the country, but along with other related “orphan crops,” they could strengthen food supplies.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/09/distant-tomato-relative-the-groundcherry-genetic-modification-poised-to-rescue-key-orphan-crop/

Viewpoint: Regulating the ‘product’ not the ‘process’ — Canada’s revised genetic engineering regulations poised to open the door to crop innovation – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s been 30 years since Canada’s regulatory system for plant breeding innovation was last reviewed, but since then, genetically modified organisms (GMO) technology has become an important feature.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/08/viewpoint-regulating-the-product-not-the-process-canadas-revised-genetic-engineering-regulations-poised-to-open-the-door-to-crop-innovation/

Gene-edited GABA-enhanced tomatoes begin shipping in Japan – Genetic Literacy Project

This month marks the start of shipments of tomatoes that control high blood pressure, the first gene-edited food to be approved by the Japanese government for distribution and sale.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/07/gene-edited-gaba-enhanced-tomatoes-begin-shipping-in-japan/

Viewpoint: How reducing regulatory costs will help prevent big corporations from dominating Canada’s gene editing field – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s been 30 years since Canada’s regulatory system for plant breeding innovation was last reviewed, but since then, genetically modified organisms (GMO)
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Viewpoint: The world’s farmers are starting a ‘pro-GMO rebellion,’ challenging ‘dubious’ and ‘contradictory’ regulatory regime – Genetic Literacy Project

Farmers across the world are desperate to grow genetically modified crops (GM) in their fields. So much so that in some countries farmers have bypassed existing bans on these crops and even made harvests from them.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/11/04/viewpoint-the-worlds-farmers-are-starting-a-pro-gmo-rebellion-challenging-dubious-and-contradictory-regulatory-regime/

Viewpoint: ‘25 years of proof that GM foods are safe for the environment and humans’ – Nobel Prize winning geneticist makes case for embracing gene editing – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetically modified plants are not cultivated in Europe, the regulatory requirements are too strict and the reservations of the population are too great.
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Government Regulations Affect Public Perception on Gene-edited Crops -Study- Crop Biotech Update (November 2, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Government Regulations Affect Public Perception on Gene-edited Crops -Study- Crop Biotech Update (November 2, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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