Safety assessment of genetically modified plants with deliberately altered composition

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Halford, N. G., Hudson, E., Gimson, A., Weightman, R., Shewry, P. R. and Tompkins, S. 2014. Safety assessment of genetically modified plants with deliberately altered composition. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 12 (6), pp. 651-654.

AuthorsHalford, N. G., Hudson, E., Gimson, A., Weightman, R., Shewry, P. R. and Tompkins, S.
Abstract

The development and marketing of 'novel' genetically modified (GM) crops in which composition has been deliberately altered poses a challenge to the European Union (EU)'s risk assessment processes, which are based on the concept of substantial equivalence with a non-GM comparator. This article gives some examples of these novel GM crops and summarizes the conclusions of a report that was commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority on how the EU's risk assessment processes could be adapted to enable their safety to be assessed.

KeywordsBiotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Plant Sciences
Year of Publication2014
JournalPlant Biotechnology Journal
Journal citation12 (6), pp. 651-654
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/pbi.12194
PubMed ID24735114
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Funder project or codeWheat
Designing Seeds for Nutrition and Health (DS)
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
ISSN14677644
PublisherWiley

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