Compositional Assessment of Transgenic Crops: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
News Aug 24, 2009
- Rod A. Herman, Bruce M. Chassy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wayne Parrott;
Trends in Biotechnology; In Press, Corrected Proof, 21 August 2009 Available online crops.
Here we discuss the assumptions that led to this requirement and lay out the theoretical and empirical evidence suggesting that such studies are no more necessary for evaluating the safety of transgenic crops than they are for traditionally bred crops.
Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A long-term study of these snakes reveals, however, that – despite their alarming decline in numbers – they have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity.READ MORE