Kok, Esther J.3; Pedersen, Jan W.1; Onori, Roberta9; Sowa, Slawomir5; Schauzu, Marianna10; De Schrijver, Adinda7; Teeri, Teemu H.8
1 National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Division of Toxicology and Risk Assessment, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 Wageningen University and Research Center4 Istituto Superiore di Sanita5 Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute National Research Institute6 Federal Institute for Risk Assessment7 Scientific Institute of Public Health8 University of Helsinki9 Istituto Superiore di Sanita10 Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
The principles for the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) organisms (GMOs) are harmonised worldwide to a large extent. There are, however, still differences between the European GMO regulations and the GMO regulations as they have been formulated in other parts of the world. One of these differences relates to the so-called ‘stacked GM events’, that is, GMOs, plants so far, where new traits are combined by conventional crossing of different GM plants. This paper advocates rethinking the current food/feed safety assessment of stacked GM events in Europe based on an analysis of different aspects that currently form the rationale for the safety assessment of stacked GM events.
Trends in Biotechnology, 2014, Vol 32, Issue 2, p. 70-73