In the wake of a stream of animal food safety scares the European
Commission will fund a new €12 million project that aims to improve
the quality of animal products and reduce potential risks in the
food chain through a focus on genomics,...
Scientists will soon huddle together to unravel the third plant
genome to be sequenced to date. Their work - boosted recently by a
$10.8 million (€9.2m) slice of funding - should shed light on the
health-promoting properties buried...
Scientists are set to build on existing knowledge relating to the
influence botanical extracts may have on our health as US national
body earmarks millions of dollars in funding for a range of new
projects on cereals, fruits, legumes,...
A mother's diet can alter her offspring's development to such an
extent that it changes the baby's characteristics for life, and
potentially that of future generations, say researchers who have
found that nutrition...
Scientists at the food research body MTT Agrifood Research in
Finland, in collaboration with University of Liège in Belgium, have
located the gene that regulates total yield, protein and fat
content of milk.
The mysteries of peculiar shaped fruits and vegetables appear to
have been revealed. Scientists in the US have found that disabling
one gene in a tomato can make it pear-shaped. Squash, aubergines
and pears, they claim, probably owe...
Research illuminating the complexities of the celebrated double
helix inherent to all living organisms, DNA, took a further step
forward this week when a team of scientists in Australia claimed
have isolated the gene that produces...
A series of research projects from the UK Food Standards Agency
have concluded that "it is extremely unlikely that genes from
genetically modified (GM) food can end up in bacteria in the gut of
people who eat them," the...
Monsanto, the giant biotech group, has said it will make public its
genetic soybean technology as part of a pledge to help the industry
engineer a high-tech soybean with better yields, higher protein and
US researchers who recently completed the map of the peanut's
genetic code are not just hoping to make peanuts more nutty but
that the genetic blueprint will also help enhance disease
resistance, cut down on pesticide use and...
The non-profit group Pew Initiative on Food & Biotechnology
announced that a new generation of genetically engineered products,
ranging from blue roses to anti-HIV spinach, is being developed to
Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...