WEBWATCH: Crop cop

By Kevin Ahern
Published: September 18, 2008



A Canadian company, with vast experience in public safety and risk assessment of biotechnology products, has taken upon itself the task to deliver an online repository of knowledge about genetically modified plants.



New York, NY, Sept. 18—It’s pretty easy to get info on chemicals used in labs (or spilled by your neighborhood factory into the environment) from numerous online databases.


What if you’re looking for the scoop on genetically modified plants?


Fortunately, AGBIOS, a Canadian company with vast experience in public safety and risk assessment of biotechnology products, has taken upon itself to deliver an online repository of knowledge about these important organisms.


The results are impressive, to say the least. First, there is a jaw-dropping set of citations relevant to the environmental and food safety considerations of GMOs.


Equally impressive is the GM Crop Database, whose simple, yet powerful organization encourages exploration. A newsletter is available for download, as are numerous PDF documents. Capping the coverage is a news section that delivers interesting stories—an average of three per day.


@ http://www.agbios.com/main.php



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