Allergenicity assessment of genetically modified crops - What makes sense?

Richard E. Goodman, Stefan Vieths, Hugh A. Sampson, David Hill, Motohiro Ebisawa, Steve L. Taylor, Ronald Van Ree

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GM crops have great potential to improve food quality, increase harvest yields and decrease dependency on certain chemical pesticides. Before entering the market their safety needs to be scrutinized. This includes a detailed analysis of allergenic risks, as the safety of allergic consumers has high priority. However, not all tests currently being applied to assessing allergenicity have a sound scientific basis. Recent events with transgenic crops reveal the fallacy of applying such tests to GM crops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalNature Biotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering


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