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Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology

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Tending the Fields Report

Tending the Fields

Dec 4, 2004

State and federal roles in the oversight of genetically modified crops. Not surprisingly, most states with large agricultural sectors are intensely interested in the economic promise of agricultural biotechnology.
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Application of Biotechnology for Functional Foods

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  • May 10, 2007

The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology final report provides an overview of functional foods—foods that are enhanced to provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition—and looks at the potential to develop these foods through the application of modern biotechnology.

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Tending The Fields

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  • Dec 4, 2004

Not surprisingly, most states with large agricultural sectors are intensely interested in the economic promise of agricultural biotechnology. Many are eager to capture the economic development and growth potential of a new technology that could provide added value to low-priced commodity crops

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Issues in the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals

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  • Apr 1, 2004

A range of options exists to enhance the regulatory review process to address new challenges future products of agricultural biotechnology are likely to present, although opinions vary about the need for change, according to Issues in the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals, a report by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology.

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Harvest on the Horizon

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  • Sep 10, 2001

The increasing use of modern biotechnology in agriculture has generated significant debate, much of which centers on the rapidly growing use of food crops that have been genetically modified to make them more resistant to pests or chemical herbicides. As a result, the debate has not usually addressed the potential products of agricultural biotechnology that are on the horizon.

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