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GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles’ Worth Of Resveratrol

GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles’ Worth Of Resveratrol

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Resveratrol, a compound produced by a range of plants, has been making headlines over the last year or so, with studies sharply divided on how beneficial said molecule may or may not be to human health. A group of researchers and bioengineers at the John Innes Centre have decided to fall firmly on one side of the fence, announcing that they have discovered a way to make resveratrol in industrial quantities by producing it in genetically modified tomatoes, along with other phenylpropanoids, a group of compounds resveratrol belongs to. This new technique appears to be so effective that one tomato can be grown to contain enough resveratrol as would be found in 50 bottles of red wine. Genistein, another phenylpropanoid that has been suggested to contribute to the prevention of breast cancer, ...
GM Crops Can Benefit Organic Farmers Too

GM Crops Can Benefit Organic Farmers Too

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Have you eaten organic food today? If you have eaten anything, then technically youve eaten organic. By definition, all food is organic, it just may not have been grown under industry standards, such as Australian Certified Organic (ACO). Most people who choose to eat certified organic do so because they believe it is cleaner and greener, or chemical free. But the most modern cultivated plants are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and so are precluded from being certified organic. The Australian Organic organisation says thats because there are no long-term studies on human health. Prince Charles has warned that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops is the biggest environmental disaster of all time. The Australian Greens argue that: [] genetically modified foods have sti...