brazil nut soybean summary

However as genetically engineered food crops continue

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increased resistance to herbicides or improved nutritional content. However, as genetically engineered food crops continue to develop, some scientists warn that the technology could lead to an increase in food allergies. An estimated 1 to 2 percent of the American populations are allergic to some food, and the reactions can be serious or even fatal. However, there is still little data available on the health effects of genetically engineered food. 5. With all the experiments done to test the allergenicity of the 2S albumin in this particular experiment, oral challenges would be necessary to confirm it. However, it would pose a great risk to the subjects, most of whom will experience life-threatening effects on inadvertent consumption of Brazil nuts. Although not explicitly stated in the article, the next step to further this research would be to abandon the Brazil nut gene and look to other different sources to create a high-methionine soybean. There are a much larger number of genes originating in sources of unknown allergenicity than there are known allergens such as the Brazil nut.
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  • Spring '08
  • LAWSON
  • Proteins, Brazil nuts

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