2018

New methods of genetic engineering: GENE-DRIVE-MOSQUITOS (TESTBIOTECH Background 17 – 9 – 2018 )

A possible future scenario

Testbiotech´s work is based on exacting scientific standards. Nevertheless, in our video clip on ‘gene drive mosquitos’ we go beyond what can be considered to be scientific knowledge and present apossible future scenario. The clip uses ‘scientific fiction’ to narrate a well-known pattern: it startswith a mysterious incident in the year 2040 and goes on weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on EFSA GMO Panel Scientific Opinion on the assessment of genetically engineered cotton GHB614xT304-40xGHB119 for food and feed uses, import and processing (EFSA-GMO-NL-2014-122) of company Bayer

Cotton GHB614xT304-40xGHB119 is derived from the crossing of three events:• Cotton GHB614 is engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate• Cotton T304-40 produces the insecticidal protein Cry1Ab, and is resistant to glufosinate• Cotton GBH119 produces the insecticidal protein Cry2Ae, and is resistant to glufosinate. Regulation (EU) No 503/2013 which foresees 90-day animal feeding studies, weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on EFSA´s opinion on the assessment of genetically engineered soybean MON 87751 for food and feed uses under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-NL-2014–121) by company Monsanto

Soybean MON 87751 produces two insecticidal toxins: Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2. It is the second genetically engineered soybean to produce Bt toxins that was assessed by EFSA. Soybeans are known to be one of the major allergenic food plants. Bt toxins are known for their potential to enhance immune responses to allergens; therefore assessment of impacts weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 87411 for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-NL-2015-124) of company Monsanto

Companies such as Monsanto & Bayer sell transgenic seeds to grow plants that continually produce insecticides throughout the growing season. Therefore, insects are permanently exposed to the insecticides and can adapt rapidly. This is especially the case with Bt toxins such as Cry3Bb1 produced in maize MON87411. In many maize growing regions of the US, weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on EFSA´s opinion on the assessment of genetically modified maize Bt11 x MIR162 x 1507 x GA21 and three subcombinations

The GMO Panel (EFSA, 2018) assessed Maize Bt11 x MIR162 x 1507 x GA21, which is derived from crossing four genetically engineered maize events. The maize produces six additional proteins: – Bt 11 produces the insecticidal protein Cry1Ab and is resistant to glufosinate,– MIR162 produces the insecticidal protein Vip3Aa20 and the phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) protein weiterlesen

New methods of genetic engineering: The ‘CRISPR Mushroom’ (TESTBIOTECH Background 18 – 7 – 2018 )

A possible future scenario

Testbiotech´s work is based on exacting scientific standards. Nevertheless, in our video clip on the‘CRISPR mushroom’ we go beyond what can be considered to be scientific knowledge and present apossible future scenario. The clip uses ‘scientific fiction’ to narrate a well-known pattern: it startswith a mysterious incident in the year 2025 and goes on to weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on EFSA GMO Panel Scientific Opinion on the assessment of genetically modified maize 4114 for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-NL-2014-123) of company Pioneer (DowDupont)

Maize 4114 produces three insecticidal proteins classified as Cry1F, Cry34Ab1 and Cry35Ab1, as well as the PAT protein that confers tolerance to the active herbicide ingredient glufosinate-ammonium. It was genetically engineered using Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Regulation (EU) No 503/2013, which foresees 90-day animal feeding studies, an extended literature review, specific monitoring requirements and specific statistical analysis weiterlesen

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