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USDA should establish a science-based regulatory system to address genetically engineered and gene-edited crops

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As part of our series of multiple perspectives on gene editing, we asked Gregory Jaffe, Director of the Project on Biotechnology, Center for Science in the Public Interest,¬†how genetically engineered and gene-edited crops should be regulated. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops to ensure that they are not harmful to our agricultural …

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CRISPR: the bacterial immune system that revolutionized genomic research

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As part of our series of multiple perspectives on gene editing, we asked Joe Zagorski from the Michigan State University Institute of Integrative Toxicology how CRISPR has impacted his research. CRISPR is here to stay. There are few topics that garnish such diametrically opposed stances as genetic modifications of organisms, whether it be for gene therapy or development of disease …

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Check out this cool infographic on hazard and risk!

In All, Consumer products, Environment, Food Products, General, Multiple Views, Risk Bite Video, Science Bits by Keri SzejdaLeave a Comment

When talking about the safety of chemical ingredients in food and packaged goods, the topic of hazard and risk is something that often – and should – come up. Hazard is the potential to cause harm. Risk, on the other hand, has to do with the likelihood or probability of a harmful outcome actually occurring. And this depends on¬†exposure – …