Safety Assessment of Foods Produced through Agricultural Biotechnology

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Often the main criticism of foods derived from biotechnology is concerns about food safety. Whereas most present-day biotechnology-derived foods are approximately 99% similar to their non-biotechnology counterparts, the scientific community must ensure the safety of the novel aspects of these foods. The three phases of safety assessment are discussed and the concept of substantial equivalence is explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S135-S140
JournalNutrition Reviews
Issue number6 II
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003


  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Food allergy
  • Gene discovery
  • Safety assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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