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New test identifies GM cotton in clothing

New test identifies GM cotton in clothing

Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 New test identifies GM cotton in clothing Written by John Mowbray Details Tweet ZURICH – A new testing procedure from Oeko-Tex claims to be able to accurately identify the presence of genetically modified (GM) cotton present in fibres, yarns and even clothing. The new test method uses RT-PCR (reverse transcription- polymerase chain reaction) technology to give a molecular-level indicator of GM cotton in garment samples. The newly available test, which has a GM detection limit down to a level of just 0.1 per cent, has a standard lead time of 10 days and is expected to become a useful new tool to combat potential fraud in the organic cotton supply chain. Previously, GMO testing laboratories have found it difficult to process cotton fibres that were subject to heat or chemical processes, as it was thought there was no longer enough nuclei...

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