A Decade of Research Says GM Crops are Safe, Yet Debate Remains Intense

Alessandro Nicolia from the University of Perugia, Italy, and colleagues reviewed scientific papers on genetically engineered crop safety published during the last 10 years. These papers were classified and analyzed in terms of distribution and composition, and seached for scientific consensus that has matured since GE plants became widely planted globally. No significant risks were found to be associated with GE crops however through the years, the debate on the issue continues to be intense. The authors of the study recommended that an enhanced scientific communication could have a significant impact on the future of GE crops.

Get a copy of the review article at http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07388551.2013.823595.


 

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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