Adequacy of methods for testing the safety of genetically modified foods

@article{Kuiper1999AdequacyOM,
  title={Adequacy of methods for testing the safety of genetically modified foods},
  author={Harry A. Kuiper and Hubert Noteborn and Ad Peijnenburg},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={354},
  pages={1315-1316}
}

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