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The increase in new GMOs (genetically modified organisms) has led to specific legislation world-wide to regulate the presence and/or the amount of GMOs in food, food ingredients, feeds and agriculture commodities. Regulatory demands of labelling and traceability of GMOs in the food chain need...

Author(s)
Rizzi, A.; Sorlini, C.; Daffonchio, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 130, pp 9 pp.

This paper reviews the state of biotechnology in Ghana and discusses options for capacity building. It emphasises the point that biotechnology application and development should be strongly linked to the national goal of poverty reduction and wealth creation. The paper illustrates the needs for...

Author(s)
Essegbey, G. O.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 123, pp 5 pp.

Transcriptional profiling in plants using SAGE has so far been limited mostly to a handful of important model systems: Arabidopsis, rice, maize, tobacco and pine. However, the technique has been used to study a great diversity of plant responses, including pathogen resistance, environmental and...

Author(s)
Dean, J. F. D.; Lorenz, W. W.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 124, pp 7 pp.

While participatory methods have been in use for some years in developing countries, the West has been slower to implement this approach. Too often, lip-service is paid to public participation and, as we have recently seen in the UK, failure to engage end-users properly has led to widespread...

Author(s)
Clarke, B. R.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 125, pp 3 pp.

Pulses play a significant role in world agriculture because they provide a protein-rich diet to poor and marginal sections of population, especially in developing nations. However, pulse production all over the world has been stagnant for several reasons: a narrow genetic base, susceptibility to...

Author(s)
Babu, R.; Nair, S. K.; Gupta, H. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 129, pp 5 pp.

GM technologies challenge our understanding of what it means to be human, and of what role we play in the natural world. These technologies arise out of particular contexts. Our experiences and understanding of events in our own lives and of events observed and reported in other places around the...

Author(s)
Hunt, L.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 128, pp 8 pp.

Acceptance of genetically modified food products is considered. Revealed is that consumers are not well informed about food production processes in general and about biotechnology applications in agriculture in particular, although they perceive themselves to be more well informed than is...

Author(s)
Wachenheim, C. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 126, pp 6 pp.

Genetically modified herbicide-tolerant (GMHT) crops have the potential to affect farmland wildlife through the associated pesticide usage and management. All available GMHT crops are tolerant to either glyphosate or glufosinate-ammonium and the tolerance of the crops to these herbicides allows...

Author(s)
Strandberg, B.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 122, pp 7 pp.

Barley is one of the most important cereal crops worldwide. Barley cultivars have been developed to store large amounts of carbohydrates, oil and protein in the endosperm. The processing quality of barley can be modified by altering the structural grain constituents (starch, proteins, lipids, cell...

Author(s)
Mäkinen, K.; Nuutila, A. M.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 119, pp 1-8

Novel foods claiming consumer health and/or nutrition benefits are expected to create a demand pull, challenging the precautionary principle that has kept products from market because of uncertainty about their safety. Some novel foods do not have comparable products in use and thus challenge the...

Author(s)
Amanor-Boadu, V.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 5, ABN 121, pp 1-6

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