This consensus document identifies the key nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents that may contribute to the nutritional or anti-nutritional properties of low erucic acid rapeseed (canola). It contains a general description of the use of low erucic acid rapeseed as both a food and a feed product. The main nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents in both low erucic acid rapeseed oil and low erucic acid rapeseed meal are
The objective of the Conference was to bring together a diverse group of participants for a constructive dialogue on the underlying science for assessing transgenic organisms in the environment. The emphasis was on transgenic crops because these ...
This report is a summary of exchange of ideas held during the Consultation. Specialists exchanged ideas on the desirability of and possible approaches to xenotransplantation-associated infectious disease surveillance, both at country level and internationally.
Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.
The following are the key activities under the Working Party on Biotechnology (WPB).
This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
Nine of these Organisations (CGIAR, CBD, FAO, OECD, OIE, UNCTAD, UNIDO, WHO and WTO) have projects related to safety in biotechnology and have agreed that it would be valuable to form the Inter-Agency Network for Safety in Biotechnology (IANB) t...
Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) are considered to be one of the key elements for sustainable international scientific infrastructure, which is necessary to underpin successful delivery of the benefits of biotechnology.
Water shortage and contamination are cause for increasing concern in many countries. Every year about 13 million people die from waterborne infections; of these, 2 million are children. The majority of deaths occur in developing countries. Howeve...
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