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Cover page of Agricultural Biotechnology in California: Safety of Genetically Engineered Food

Agricultural Biotechnology in California: Safety of Genetically Engineered Food

(2006)

Genetically engineered (GE) food is produced from plants, animals, and microbes that have had their genetic code modified in some way, an approach that has yielded both benefits and consumer safety concerns. This publication answers some basic questions on the GE process and food safety.

Cover page of Methods to Enable the Coexistence of Diverse Corn Production Systems

Methods to Enable the Coexistence of Diverse Corn Production Systems

(2006)

How to keep a corn field true to the planted variety and reduce the potential for cross-pollination from nearby plantings of other corn varieties.

Cover page of Plant Genetic Engineering and Intellectual Property Protection

Plant Genetic Engineering and Intellectual Property Protection

(2006)

A basic discussion of patent rights as they apply to genetically engineered plants, presented in the context of conventional plant breeding.

Cover page of Methods to Enable Coexistence of Diverse Cotton Production Systems

Methods to Enable Coexistence of Diverse Cotton Production Systems

(2006)

Describes practices that can be used to reduce the potential for contamination by outcrossing in cottonseed.

Cover page of Genetic Engineering and Organic Production Systems

Genetic Engineering and Organic Production Systems

(2006)

Organic crops and genetically engineered crops may seem to be polar opposites, but both grow in the earth, sometimes on neighboring farms. This publication offers a basic discussion on how the two farming cultures can coexist.

Cover page of Methods to Enable Coexisence of Diverse Production Systems Involving Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

Methods to Enable Coexisence of Diverse Production Systems Involving Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

(2006)

Describes practices that can be used to allow GE and non-GE alfalfa varieties to coexist.

Cover page of Genetic Engineering and Testing Methodologies

Genetic Engineering and Testing Methodologies

(2006)

“Ensuring reasonable segregation allows the coexistence of different crops, whether genetically engineered, organic, or conventional. Monitoring requires accurate detection methods, especially in jurisdictions where thresholds are either not set at all (“zero tolerance”) or where only minute quantities of AP are allowed. These issues are particularly crucial on the farm, where seed commingling and AP of various contaminants is inevitable and occurs as a matter of course.”

Cover page of Methods to Maintain Genetic Purity of Seed Stocks

Methods to Maintain Genetic Purity of Seed Stocks

(2006)

The genetic purity of any commercial agricultural product propagated by seed begins with the purity of the seed planted.

Cover page of Genetic Engineering and Pollen Flow

Genetic Engineering and Pollen Flow

(2006)

Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.

Cover page of Plant Genetic Engineering and Regulation in the United States

Plant Genetic Engineering and Regulation in the United States

(2006)

Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.