Transgenic crops

John Hewitson John_Hewitson at compuserve.com
Wed Mar 12 03:14:29 EST 1997


Not strictly on crops, but here is the UK foods scene. (Have we been eating
the stuff for years without knowing it?):-

UK approvals of Genetically Modified food products at a glance

Product and feature     Company         Approval Date

Bakers' yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae): faster liberation of C02
        Gist Brocades   March 1990

Bovine chymosin from Kluyveromyces lactis (yeast)
        Gist Brocades   January 1991

Bovine chymosin from Aspergillus niger var. awamori (filamentous fungus)
        Genencor        May 1991

Bovine chymosin from Escherichia coli K-12 (bacterium)
        Pfizer  March 1992

Brewers'yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae): ability to break down
dextrins/starch
        BRF International       February 1994

Tomato paste products from GM tomato: thicker tomato pastes
        Zeneca  January 1995

Protein and oil from GM soybean: herbicide (glyphosate)tolerant
        Monsanto        January l995

Oil from GM oilseed rape: male sterile/fertility, restorer herbicide
(glufosinate) tolerant
        Plant Genetic Systems   January 1995

Oil from GM oilseed rape: herbicide (glufosinate) tolerant
        AgrEvo  May l995

Oil from GM oilseed rape: male sterile fertility restorer, herbicide
(glufosinate) tolerant
        Plant Genetic Systems   September 1995

Oil from oilseed rape: herbicide (glyphosate) tolerant
        Monsanto        January 1996

Tomato paste products from GM tomato: thicker tomato pastes
        Zeneca  February 1996

Fresh tomato (Flavr Savr): improved flavour
        Calgene February 1996

Processed maize products: insect resistant and herbicide (glyfosinate)
tolerant
        Ciba-Geigy      May l996

Hemicellulase from Aspergillus niger var. awamorl (filamentous fungus)
        Quest International     Temporary clearance

Hemicellulase from Bacillus sublilis (bacterium)
        Rohm GmBh       Temporary clearance

(Nutrition and Food Science No 6, Nov/Dec 1996)


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