Saturday, November 30, 2013

GMO Information Resources

As my readers know from an earlier post, Hofstra is hosting an important debate on the regulation of
GMO crops.  Some of the nation's leading voices on the issue will be participating.  I am one of the organizers of the event.  When putting this together, I reached out to several people for advice.  One of them was Richard Goodman, a Research Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Nebraska.  He is one of the leading researchers and voices in the world on GMOs.  He was kind enough to send me several resources on GMO science.

I am including them here in this post.  Whether you are pro or anti GMO, your perspective will only improve by understanding the scientific issues associated with them.  I've posted lots of information about the anti-GMO movement over the years so as an educator it is important that I share this information as well.

First, Dr. Goodman's team has a free bioinformatics tool to assist with the evaluation of potential allergenicity of GM proteins and novel food ingredients here.

The Center for Environmental Risk Assessment has a complete list of GM crops that have been approved somewhere in the world here.

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications has a number of resources and up to date news features here.

The International Rice Research Institute has a variety of information on golden rice here.

This link takes you to a company, Oxitec, that produces GM insects that are used for disease control.

Also, the below are a series of papers that were presented at a workshop of the International Life Sciences Institute about a year ago about the potential changes in genetics, nutrients/anti-nutrients, and regulartory studies and issues of GM crops.


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.2013;61: 8254–8259.  First Published on May 13, 2013; DOI:10.1021/jf400685y. Rita H. Mumm 

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2013;61(35):8349–8355.​​ First Published on July 18, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401178d. William D. Price and Lynne Underhill

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8304–8311. First Published on May 29, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf400777v. Kazumi Kitta

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8340–8348.  First Published on August 2, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401124y. David P. Lovell

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ​2013;61(35):8260–8266.   First Published on March 27, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf400185q. Laura S. Privalle, Nancy Gillikin, and Christine Wandelt.

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8248–8253.​​ First Published on June 7, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401141r.  Owen A. Hoekenga, Jannavi Srinivasan, Gerard Barry, and Andrew Bartholomaeus

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ​2013;61(35):8317–8332. First Published on July 15, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf400952y. Richard EGoodman, Rakhi Panda, Harsha Ariyarathna

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8333–8339. ​ First Published on July 30, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401153x.  Fredrika W. Jansen van Rijssen, E. Jane Morris, and Jacobus N. Eloff

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2013;61(35):8267–8276.   ​ First Published on May 29, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf305511d.  Sherry A. Flint-Garcia

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ​2013;61(35):8312–8316.  First Published on July 23, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401033d.  Hilary A. Rogers

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8287–8294.​  First Published on July 12, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf400774y.  Matthew W. Blair

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8295–8303.  First Published on February 15, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf3054092.  Peter R. Shewry, Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Vieno Piironen, Ann-Maija Lampi, Kurt Gebruers, Danuta Boros, Annica A. M. Andersson, Per Åman, Mariann Rakszegi, Zoltan Bedo, and Jane L. Ward

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8243–8247.  First Published on September 4, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf401097q.  Philip D. BruneAngela Hendrickson CullerWilliam P. Ridley, and Kate Walker

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013;61(35):8277–8286.​  First Published on April 3, 2013; DOI: 10.1021/jf305531j.  Flavio Breseghello, Alexandre Siqueira Guedes Coelho

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