These include some important food crops
, such as soybeans, peanuts, onions, and grapes.
These illnesses take healthy women away from being able to raise food crops
, and thus exacerbate poverty.
The main food crops
of concern are bananas, carrots, brassicas (broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower), ginger, parsnips, pineapples, potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, aloe, citrus, grapes, mushrooms and sugar cane.
At present, several food crops
are being tested in open fields by an array of Indian and multinational companies.
Data have also shown that cassava, a staple food crop
in tropical and subtropical regions due to its tolerance of arid conditions, may experience yield reductions in high CO2.
The new funding, over four years, will help the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) bank hundreds of thousands of staple food seeds for the world's 21 major food crops
such as wheat, barley, rice and maize, that will help fight hunger in the developing world.
The use of food crops
to produce materials not intended to be in the food supply must only proceed under systems proven to prevent any contamination or adulteration of the food supply," noted Dr.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) still has not issued a promised guidance that would outline a new safety test for food crops
containing genetically engineered proteins that will be performed before field trials for such crops are conducted.
Although these sequences are specific to the rice and rice blast genomes, they will provide a model system for understanding host-pathogen interactions in other cereals and staple food crops
," says Ralph Dean, director of the North Carolina State University Fungal Genomics Laboratory and leader of the group that sequenced the M.
Residues of pesticides banned in foods years ago, such as dieldrin, continue to show up regularly, and potent toxins are still legally applied to food crops
Using the new tools of biotechnology, innovative thinkers have usurped the power of genetic recombination from nature and altered in dramatic ways the traits to be expressed by future generations of some food crops
They are made from non-food sources, agricultural wastes or plants like algae, which grow on water and do not compete with food crops