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GM maize, health and the Séralini affair Smelling a rat GENETICALLY modified maize causes cancer: that was the gist of a study, among the most controversial in recent memory, published in September 2012 in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Well, actually, it doesn’t. The journal has just retracted the article. It would be too much to say that GM foods have therefore been proven safe. But no other study has so far found significant health risks in mammals as a result of eating GM foods...

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Jolly Rice Marketing Plan

a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn), according to data for 2010. Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by the...

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Kenneth

has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor, and today is a commercial crop in several countries, such as Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece and France.”. Given the descriptions, it is a pepo. K. Corn: according to NewWorldEncyclopedia.com, “Maize, also known as corn and Indian corn, is any of the diverse cultured forms of the annual cereal grass (family Poaceae) of the species Zea mays L, or the seed of this plant, which grows as large grains set in rows on an “ear” or “cob.”, given the description...

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Domestication of Plants and Animals

societies except for adding additional sustainability to the community. The Teosinte, a wild grass found in the Mexican highlands is the ancestor to Maize, otherwise known as corn. The Maize and squash agricultural revolution began to spread north towards the current United States. During the Late ARchaic period, almost 3000 years ago, intensive maize agriculture began in the American Southwest. These agriculture societies lived in large Villages, and built large terraces and canals to feed their...

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Malnutrition in Africa

South Africa are embarking on a multi-faceted program to address malnutrition (nutrient deficiencies), that is rife amongst children aged 1 - 9 years old. One of these is a National Food Fortification Program where it is recommended to fortify wheat, maize flour and retail sugar, three of the five most commonly consumed food vehicles as reported by the National Food Consumption Survey. The National Food Consumption Survey reported that for South African children as a whole, the average dietary intake...

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The Story of Corn

grain in the world after wheat. When Columbus was traveling to search for new lands, he stumbled upon the island of Cuba and found native Indians that raised corn. In America we know the plant as corn whereas in Spanish-speaking countries it is called maize. The corn stalk itself has obvious features like the coarse leaves and its grown height. A corn stalk can range from 3 to 15 feet tall. The corn itself is consisted of kernels that are aligned in rows. The string-like hairs are known as silks. The...

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Energy Giving Food

fats used when you cook and serve them: this is what increases the calorie content. CEREALS Cereals are the edible seeds of plants belonging to the grass family. They form the staple food of many people. Some common cereals are rice, wheat, maize, oats, barley and rye. Nutritive value of cereals • Bran-it is the hard outer layer of grain and consists of combined aleurone and pericarp and it is a good source of dietary fibre and provides a small amount of vitamin B and minerals. Bran...

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Rising Global Food Prices

fuels In the early 2000s, 20 million tonnes of US maize went to ethanol plants. In 2007, 80 million tonnes were delivered --- a figure expected to rise to 100 million by 2010, driven in large part by the Renewable Fuel Standard that requires 28 Billion liters of fuel in the US to come from alternative sources by 2012. Demand for bio-fuels encourages the use of land for feedstock and it is no coincidence that feedstock prices are rising. Maize prices doubles between 2006 and 2008,while palm oil...

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GMO-Green Revolution

foods to agribusiness and the consumers. Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods Herbicide Tolerance (HT) This is also called herbicide resistance mainly to glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium introduced in soya, oil seed rape (canola), cotton, maize and sugar beet (Pretty, J) and it is achieve through the introduction of gene from bacterium usually Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that expresses for the herbicide resistance. This allows the producer to apply any broad spectrum herbicide to the crop...

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Genetically modified crops

applying the technology to support the farmers to have a good developed crops and help to produce healthy foods. To make GM crops are first, we need to choose the plant to modify it but so far scientist modify cotton, soy, rice, oil seed rape and maize. Second, choose a bacterium that prduce proteins that can kills the insects from attacking the plants. Third, we must remove the gene to create the protein for the desired traits. Fourth, we just need to transfer the gene to the plants that we want...

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