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

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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. 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.

About Author

Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Methods and Mechanisms for Genetic Manipulation of Plants; 5 3 Unintended Effects from Breeding; 6 4 New Approaches for Identifying Unintened Changes in Food Composition; 7 5 Adverse Impacts of Food on Human Health; 8 6 Methods for Predicting and Assessing Unintended Effects on Human Health; 9 7 Framework, Findings, and Recommendations; 10 Appendix A: Glossary; 11 Appendix B: Open Session and Workshop Agendas; 12 Appendix C: Committee Member Biographical Sketches; 13 Subreport: Methods and Mechanisms of Genetic Manipulation and Cloning of Animals

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309092098
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780309092098
  • ISBN10: 0309092094

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