Tag: "maize" at medical news
French Fries In Cancer Controversy In China
...esent in fried potatoes, malt tea, instant coffee, maize
tea, fried grain-based foods, and baked grain foods. The real content of acrylamide varies depending upon the type of food, cooking time and temperature. Acrylamide could potentially cause cancer in humans. Animal tests suggest such a probability. E...
Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India
...onwide pilot project to add iron and zinc in rice, maize
and wheat,' Bouis added. The Danish International Development Assistance initially gave $1 million for a project to test the feasibility of changing crop by breeding plants with improved micronutrient content. These plants species could be natura...
GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study
...ce launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize
developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, saying o...y showed rats fed for 90 days on Monsanto's MON863 maize
showed "signs of toxicity" in the liver and kidneys. "It is the first time that independent resear...
New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor
...ude investigating the effects of climate change on maize
crops in Kenya, urbanisation in India and drug regulation in China and Latin America. Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the STEPS Centre explains: Silver bullets for poverty reduction are failing the poor and risk failing altogether. They assume...
One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report
...by 20 per cent. "Producers are in urgent need of maize
and rice seeds, fertilizer and other agricultural inputs to prepare for the next cropping season," said Henri Josserand, Chief of FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System. "We need to continue to closely monitor the drought situation and an...
First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa
... have reportedly developed a resistant variety of maize
that could alleviate both food shortages and promo...gineered (GE) foods in Africa. The MSV-resistant maize
is the first GE crop developed and tested solely by Africans. According to Dr. Dionne Shepherd of ...