The rapid pace of advancement in food safety technologies are going to add to the pressures food and beverage manufacturers are currently under, said Mike Robach, vice-president of food safety, quality and regulatory affairs for Cargill, Minneapolis. Mr. Robach spoke Jan. 22 during an education session at the Dairy Forum, which is hosted by the International Dairy Foods Association and… Read more »
India has set a three-year target to sequence the wheat genome and procure better quality variety, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has said. A French group that started sequencing before 2005 has been successful in doing it for one chromosome, it said. “All other partners of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium including India target to complete the… Read more »
A research team led by scientists from the United States, Canada, Germany and the Czech Republic has sequenced the genome of bread wheat. The investigation started in 2011 and took almost three years to be accomplished due to the long sequence of around 100,000 genes. In comparison with the human genetic code of 20,000 units, the genetic code of bread wheat is significantly more complex.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Genome Canada and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions have partnered for a new genome-mapping project on Listeria so that more rapid tests can be developed.
Efforts to sequence the wheat genome are only in the beginning stages, the International Wheat Genome Sequence Consortium said.