Biotechnology

EFSA must revise its conflict of interest rules: European Ombudsman

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been told to revise its conflict of interest rules, after the European Ombudsman received complaints that GM working group members failed to provide full details of their indirect financial relationships with...

WGS findings, sprout consumption history of two patients and inspection findings suggest the illnesses are related to products from the firm, said CDC

Two dead from Listeria in mung bean sprouts

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mung bean sprouts contaminated with Listeria have been linked to the death of two people and illness of three others, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

By Nathan Gray

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers.

Romer Labs acquisition boosts pathogen detection

Romer Labs acquisition boosts pathogen detection

By Rod Addy

Romer Labs has taken a leap forward in its pathogen detection services by purchasing US biotech firm Strategic Diagnostics’ (SDIX’s) food safety and genetically modified organism (GMO) businesses for $13.5m, it claims.

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