Plants with stacked genetically modified events: to assess or not to assess?

Esther J. Kok, Jan W. Pedersen, Roberta Onori, Slawomir Sowa, Marianna Schauzu, Adinda De Schrijver, Teemu H. Teeri

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Abstract

The principles for the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) organisms (GMOs) are harmonised worldwide to a large extent. There are, however, still differences between the European GMO regulations and the GMO regulations as they have been formulated in other parts of the world. One of these differences relates to the so-called ‘stacked GM events’, that is, GMOs, plants so far, where new traits are combined by conventional crossing of different GM plants. This paper advocates rethinking the current food/feed safety assessment of stacked GM events in Europe based on an analysis of different aspects that currently form the rationale for the safety assessment of stacked GM events.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume32
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)70-73
ISSN0167-7799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • stacked GM event
  • safety assessment
  • genetically modified organism

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