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Genetically Modified Crops
Assessing Safety

Edited By

Keith T. Atherton



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ISBN 9780748409136
Published September 12, 2002 by CRC Press
272 Pages

 
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Book Description

Biotechnology has a significant impact on both medicine and agriculture. With the introduction of new products to the marketplace, the safety of those products is of paramount importance. New safety evaluation strategies are now employed to ensure that the consumer is adequately protected. This book describes those strategies and addresses some of the key advances that have been made in agrochemical biotechnology. Genetically Modified Crops: Assessing Safety covers biotechnology's uses in agriculture, regulations on novel foods, and numerous case studies in safety evaluation. It also treats the issue of protein allergy. This volume will have a strong impact on the current debate over genetically-modified foods, and it will be a useful reference for all those working in the field.

Table of Contents

The Regulatory and Science-Based Safety Evaluation of Genetically Modified Food Crops - A USA Perspective. The Regulatory Requirements for Novel Foods - A European Perspective. The Concept of Substantial Equivalence: An Overview. Strategies for Analyzing Unintended Effects in Transgenic Food Crops. Allergenicity of Foods Produced by Genetic Modification. Biosafety of Marker Genes - The Possibility of DNA Transfer from Genetically Modified Organisms to the Human Gut Microflora. Case Study: Canola Tolerant to Roundup Herbicide - An Assessment of its Substantial Equivalence Compared to Nonmodified Canola. Case Study: Bt Crops - A Novel Mode of Insect Control. Case Study: Recombinant Baculoviruses as Microbial Pesticidal Agents. Case Study: Virus Resistant Crops.

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Atherton\, Keith T.