Today’s consumers expect heightened levels of traceability – particularly when it comes to meat. Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is working with its suppliers and DNA testing expert IdentiGEN to provide shoppers with certainty around the meat they eat.
Marks and Spencer first implemented a DNA sampling system across its beef supply chain in 2012. Seven years on, head of agriculture and fisheries Steve McLean says he has seen beef sales rise and customer complaints drop.
Scientists have finally cracked the DNA sequence code of wheat, which will undoubtedly revolutionize how the world's most important crop can continue to feed a growing global population and, more importantly, alleviate the suffering of those with...
Complex supply chains, heavy processing and continual supply and demand issues make seafood the ideal target for food fraud, but innovations in molecular biology, along with other tried and true detection and deterrent methods could reduce the risk and...
Educating consumers about the nature of emerging genome editing methodology and appropriate risk communication will be “essential” to developing a public discourse around this new technology, according to German research and scientific advisory body BfR.
A newly developed electrical biosensor is able to detect horsemeat adulterated with beef meat within one hour, raising possibilities of a simple, rapid and specific test to identify meat contamination.
Cell behaviour is determined by nutrients in the diet, suggesting the biochemical reactions that occur within an organism play a larger part in gene regulation than previously thought, a study has concluded.
Organic farming body IFOAM EU has called for new plant breeding techniques that are still in the experimental stage to be classed as GM under EU law - but this is a “Pavlov’s dog” response, says the European Seed Association.
NSF International has said its acquisition of AuthenTechnologies enables it to provide cost-effective DNA testing to help clients improve the authenticity, safety and quality of their globally sourced ingredients.
Research into bread wheat genomes will provide researchers with a new resource to improve yield, stress response, pest resistance and wheat adaptation, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has announced.