GMO COMPASS - Information on genetically modified organisms
  Mar 27, 2017 | 4:54 am
Site Search

Searches all of GMO-Compass in an instant




Stakeholder input wanted: survey on research needs for assessing GMO impacts 

Shaping the Future of GMO Research

Stakeholder with interests in the risk and/or benefit assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are invited to take part in an online survey.

The aim of this survey is to identify which research needs should be prioritised, thereby contributing to the commissioning of research on the health, environment and economic impacts of GMOs.

The survey will close on 15th July 2015.

More information and access to the online survey

The setting-up of this website was financially supported by the European Union within the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme from 1 January 2005 until 28 February 2007.

The European Commission and other EU agencies are not responsible for the content.
See what’s what.
The GMO Food Database
The GMO Food Database.
You want to know for which food products or plants gene technology plays a role?

Then enter here the name of a plant, foodstuff, ingredient or additive:

Database search
All database entries in overview:
Plants
Foodstuffs
Ingredients and additives
Additives according to E numbers
Enzymes


Please note that the GMO Compass Database currently is being expanded and updated. Please check back for new entries.

Newsletter
Sign up to receive regular updates on GM food quality and safety.
To change or cancel your subscription, please enter your email above.
Contact
Comments, suggestions or questions?
Please contact us at info@gmo-compass.org
Change font size
1 2 3

Mannanase

 

Function Breakdown of mannanases
Application animal feed
Production in gene technology possible
Labelling no

Function

Mannanase is an Enzym, that breaks down compounds known as mannanes. These polysaccharides are constructed from the simple sugar mannose and are found widely in nature. In many plants (and, for example, in their seeds), mannanes serve as carbohydrate reserves.

Application

Mannanases are used foremost as additives in feed that contains soya and maize and that is intended for broiler hens and swine. The relevant aim is the improvement of nutrient uptake and weight gain.

In laundry agents, mannanases are used in combination with other enzymes as an effective medium against soil from food products such as ice cream, tomato sauce or salad dressing that contain guar gum. Guar gum is an additive that is obtained from the seed of the guar tree and is used in numerous products as ballast or as a gelling agent.

Gene technology

To date, four mannanase preparations are on the market, two of which are manufactured with the aid of genetically modified microorganisms (Bacillus- and Trichoderma-types).

Labelling: labelling of enzymes in regard to their production using GM microorganisms is generally not foreseen in the European Union.

 

 GMO Database
 
GM Food and Feed: Authorization in the EU
GMO Database: Contains information on every GM plant that has been approved or is awaiting authorisation in the EU.
Quickjump:
 
Advanced Search
July 7, 2010 [nach oben springen]

© 2017 by GMO Compass. All rights reserved. | Imprint | website created by webmotive