Iron Poisoning & Copper Deficiency

 

 


"And while iron is present in sufficient amounts in the soil, it is not easily accessible for plant uptake because most, if not all, is chemically bound or present in the wrong form. Moreover, intestinal absorption of iron is inhibited by phytate and in rice, iron is bound by phytate. There is ongoing research into the insertion of a phytase gene that would degrade phytic acid and thus increase the amount of iron absorption during digestion of this food. Another potential avenue is to increase the iron content of the rice by adding a ferritin gene from a bean. Further research suggests the possibilities of increasing iron uptake and transport with use of alternate genetic modification."

http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/050310p42.shtml

 

 

Research on GM Crops - Biotechnology JobsRice has been transformed with three genes which increase iron storage in rice ... that could improve the protein content of staple vegetables, such as cassava, ... R&D is currently focusing on GM soybean, oilseed rape and oil palm. www.123biotech.com/biotech-gm-crops-research.shtml

 

 

Landes Bioscience Journals: GM CropsOther commercially grown genetically modified crops include sweet potato resistant to virus, rice with increased iron to alleviate chronic malnutrition in ... www.landesbioscience.com/journals/gmcrops/about/


Globally, acreage of GM crops has increased 25-fold in just 5 years, ..... New rices may help address vitamin A- and iron deficiency, major causes of death  www.csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php

 

Genetically Modified RiceSign up to receive regular updates on GM food quality and safety. ... Golden Rice also possesses increased iron content. In 2004, Golden Rice underwent its.  www.gmo-compass.org/.../24.genetically_modified_rice.html

 

Genetically-Modified Rice for Preventing Iron Deficiency ...A more reasonable solution may be to increase people's ability to absorb the ... If the iron synthesized by the genetically engineered rice is available for ...   www.nasw.org/users/mslong/2010/2010_04/Rice.htm

 

The real promise of genetic engineeringGenetically modified crops of corn, cotton, and soybeans are now commonplace ... high iron content, and so greatly increased the iron content of the rice. ...  txtwriter.com/onscience/Articles/rice.html



Genetically Modified Plants for Improved Trace Element Nutritionby B L?nnerdal - 2003 - Cited by 38 - Related articles May 1, 2003 ... Genetically modifying plants so that their contents of inhibitors of ... However, although the iron content is increased by 120%, this increase is ... is too low to contribute substantially to the soybean iron content. ...  jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1490S.full

 

New Agriculturist: Focus on... - Can GM-enhanced nutrition wait"Although the majority of GM crops are currently developed to provide disease or pest ... As well as increased protein in comparison to other vegetables, ... by adding a gene from French beans to more than double the iron content. ...   www.new-ag.info/en/focus/focusItem.php?a=1255



GM Crops and Microbes for Health or Public Health HazardsNov 16, 2006 ... New GM crops with other traits are poised to enter the market, ... Phytosterol was increased more than 3 fold to 3.5 percent of the seed oil. ... Food crops enhanced with elevated iron content must be labeled
in the www.i-sis.org.uk/GMCMHPHH.php



GM Bananas Expressing Increased Nutrient Contents

Cavendish bananas modified to express increased provitamin A, vitamin E and iron content could be growing in North Australia by next year. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have submitted an application for the limited release of the GM bananas to Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.  The transgenic banana lines contain the ferritin (iron storage) gene from wild soybean and genes from rice and Arabidopsis for increased vitamin E contents.

http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=2093


[PPT] Genetically Modified FoodsFile Format: Microsoft Powerpoint - Quick View + genes from a french bean = double the iron content. ... A single gene genetically engineered into cauliflower can increase ... www.shs.d211.org/science/.../Genetically%20Modified%20Foods.pptx

 

[DOC] ISIS Press Release 24/09/06File Format: Microsoft Word - Quick View by J Cummin - Related articles

Sep 24, 2006 ... New GM crops with other traits are poised to enter the market, ..The nutritional value of transgenic potato was increased using the seed .... Food crops enhanced with elevated iron content must be labelled in the ... 

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