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Nat Biotechnol. 2008 Jan;26(1):73-81. doi: 10.1038/nbt1343.

Allergenicity assessment of genetically modified crops--what makes sense?

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Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68583-0955, USA. rgoodman2@unlnotes.unl.edu

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  • Nat Biotechnol. 2008 Feb;26(2):241.

Abstract

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.

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PMID:
18183024
DOI:
10.1038/nbt1343
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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