The European Union (EU) farm ministers will hear expert views on
the benefits and pitfalls of biotech next week including a call
that developing countries be given a chance to grow their own
genetically modified crops.
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
Consumer and interest groups criticised the Thai Food and Drug
Administration's draft regulations on the labelling of food
products containing genetically modified organisms for benefiting
manufacturers over consumers.
According to the NNFA Coalition for Informative Carbohydrate
Labelling, American consumers are increasingly aware of the
relationship between consumption of dietary carbohydrates and
increased blood sugar levels.
Although taking folic acid supplements before and during early
pregnancy reduces a women's risk of having a baby with a neural
tube defect (NTD), the effects of such supplements on other
pregnancy outcomes remain unclear.