Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects

| Type artikkel: Rapport
Assists policymakers in evaluating the appropriate scientific methods for detecting unintended changes in food and assessing the potential for adverse health effects from genetically modified products. In this book, the committee recommended that greater scrutiny should be given to foods containing new compounds or unusual amounts of naturally occurring substances, regardless of the method used to create them.


Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health; Food and Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Board on Life Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council


The National Academies Press



The book offers a framework to guide federal agencies in selecting the route of safety assessment. It identifies and recommends several pre- and post-market approaches to guide the assessment of unintended compositional changes that could result from genetically modified foods and research avenues to fill the knowledge gaps.