GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS, PEANUT GENES IN OUR COMMON FOODS

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By Constance on Mon, 02-21-00, 00:22

I am a serious student doing a science fair project on genetically modified foods. I am concerned with loveones, with serious peanut allergies. I would appreciate if anyone who has information on products containing peanut genes, could notify me.

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By KatieS on Tue, 02-22-00, 01:23

Constance,

Check out this web page:

[url="http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~rone/GE%20Essays/GEF%20Allergies.htm"]http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~rone/GE%20Essays/GEF%20Allergies.htm[/url]

It is a New York Times article about soybeans that were modified with genes from the Brazil nut. The allergy-causing protein was also transfered. This article lists the company doing the genetic modification and the researchers who discovered that nut-allergic patients were allergic to the modified soybean as well.

As far as I know, there haven't been any more recent cases of this.

Good Luck!
Katie

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