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New Technology to Detect GMOs

Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:57
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Cornucopia’s Take: Many of us in the good food movement are deeply concerned about the potential consequences of GMOs escaping into the environment. A research team from Rice University in Texas has developed a device to detect GMOs in water.

New Device Could Detect GMOs That Have Escaped Into Environment
Epoch Times
by Tara MacIsaac

Source: USDA

Researchers led by Rice University Professor Scott Egan have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to detect genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the environment.

The research team is developing a tool Egan said is the ecologist’s version of a Star Trek tricorder, according to an Oct. 10 university news release.

The device, called a light transmission spectrometer (LTS), is already able to detect signs of genetically modified DNA in water samples and the team is now refining the technology.

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