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In vivo experiments on the safety evaluation of GM components of feeds and foods

 
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Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2001;10(Suppl. 1):195–210
Publish date: 2001-06-28
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ABSTRACT
During the last five years, the global area of transgenic crop (GM-genetically modified) cultivation increased 25-fold. About 98% of GM crops are grown in the USA, Argentina and Canada from where they are sent to many importers of soyabean and maize. The results of feeding experiments indicate that soyabean meal obtained from herbicide-tolerant lines and insect-resistant maize are substantially and nutritionally equivalent to their conventional lines. A higher content of insecticidal α-amylase inhibitors (as well as lectins and alkaloids) may increase plants' resistance to insect attack, as well as the decrease nutritional value of seeds. Evaluation of the concordance of the chemical composition of transgenic and conventional crops (i.e., verification of substantial equivalence) is not sufficient for proving the safety of transgenic food. Sub-chronic in vivo experiments as well as comparison of nutritional equivalence of transgenic and conventional crops are advisable. Such actions are justified not only by the possibility of undesirable transgenic effects, but also by the consumer's right to explicit information on food safety. Without evaluation of nutritional equivalence, information on GM-food safety is much more deficient than existing knowledge on the quality of feeds used in animal nutrition.
 
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ISSN:1230-1388