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Assessment of GE food safety

Assessment of GE food safety using ‘-omics’ techniques and long-term animal feeding studies [click on link to access report]

The study we examines data from 60 recent high-throughput ‘-omics’ comparisons between genetically engineered (GE) and non-GE crop lines and 17 recent long-term animal feeding studies (longer than the classical 90-day subchronic toxicological tests), as well as 16 multigenerational studies on animals.

The ‘-omics’ comparisons revealed that:
• The genetic modification has less impact on plant gene expression and composition than that of conventional plant breeding.
• Environmental factors (such as field location, sampling time, or agricultural practices) have a greater impact than transgenesis.
• Some pleiotropic effects (i.e. effects other than those for which the agent was specifically designed for) do occur when certain pathways are modified.
• No adverse health effects were reported in long-term studies.
• No adverse health effects were reported in multigenerational studies.

 

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