Trends in GM crop, food and feed safety literature

  title={Trends in GM crop, food and feed safety literature},
  author={Philippe Vain},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  • P. Vain
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Economics
  • Nature Biotechnology
VOLUME 25 NUMBER 6 JUNE 2007 NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY Alexander J Stein, H P S Sachdev and Matin Qaim respond: Michael Krawinkel raises three issues in his comment to our economic analysis of Golden Rice1. First, he questions the scientific basis of the assumptions that we have used in our impact assessment. Second, he claims that the development of Golden Rice costs “a lot of money’’ and would mainly benefit “agrochemistry” companies. And third, he states that biofortification in general and… 

Conflict of interests and evidence base for GM crops food/feed safety research

A search of the US National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubMed and Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science literature databases using search terms from the studies mentioned above was carried out, finding 237 reports related to GM crops food/feed safety issues.

Barriers and paths to market for genetically engineered crops.

The various roadblocks to market for transgenic crops are described and methods and approaches on how to overcome these are discussed, especially in the United States.

GM Food and Nanotechnology

This chapter offers critical reflections on the comparisons between nanotechnology and GM foods, to identify the respects in which the comparisons are helpful in clarifying and responding to the SEI associated with emerging nanotechnologies, as well as the respects that are unhelpful or misleading.

[Cultivation and environmental impacts of GMO crops].

  • G. Pelletier
  • Business, Medicine
    Journal de la Societe de biologie
  • 2009
Transgenic plant varieties are grown since 1996 on surfaces increasing each year, which shows their success among the farmers in developed as well as developing countries, despite the propaganda campaigns of the environmental movements and advocates of decline.

Bibliometric insights into the spectroscopy research field: A food science and technology case study

Abstract The food industry is in need of analytical solutions to maintain high quality and safety standards during the entire food production chain. Spectroscopy applications are targeted as a major

Knowledge and understanding about genetically modified (GM) crops among smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana

Ghana had made steady progress towards the commercialization of Genetically Modified (GM) crops amidst mounting opposition. This paper presents findings of an empirical study on smallholder farmers’

Biosafety regulations of Asia-Pacific countries.

This publication lists and briefly details the regulatory instruments comprising laws/acts/decrees/regulations/rules related to biosafety of products of biotechnology for agriculture and food

Seed-borne plant virus diseases

The up-to-date list of seedtransmitted plant virus and viroid diseases is presented in the form of tabular form in this chapter and attempts are made to list out the virus diseases, which are erroneously listed as seed-transmitted viruses in the earlier days, which in the future are not to be considered as seed transmitted viruses.



Assessment of the food safety issues related to genetically modified foods.

It is concluded, among others that, that application of the principle of substantial equivalence has proven adequate, and that no alternative adequate safety assessment strategies are available.

The release of genetically modified crops into the environment. Part II. Overview of ecological risk assessment.

The increased knowledge base underpinning the development of GM crops will provide greater confidence in the assurances plant science can give on the risks of releasing such crops, and when assessing GM crops relative to existing cultivars.

Safety assessment and feeding value for pigs, poultry and ruminant animals of pest protected (Bt) plants and herbicide tolerant (glyphosate, glufosinate)plants: interpretation of experimental results observed worldwide on GM plants

It can be suggested that in vivo tests on high producing animals are necessary and sufficient to evaluate the safety and the nutritional value of new GT plants.

Health Risks of GM Foods: Many Opinions but Few Data

In the mass media in recent months the debate about genetically modified (GM) foods has increased, and scientific journals have not been an exception. Science and other prestigious journals such as

Thirty years of plant transformation technology development.

  • P. Vain
  • Biology
    Plant biotechnology journal
  • 2007
It is revealed that, following a dramatic expansion in the 1980s, publications focusing on the development of transgenic technology have been slowing down worldwide since the early mid-1990s, except in a few leading Asian countries.

Will transgenic plants adversely affect the environment?

It seems that large-scale implementation of transgenic insecticidal and herbicide tolerant plants do not display considerable negative effects on the environments and, moreover, at least some transgenic plants can improve the corresponding environments and human health.

The impact of transgenic plants on natural enemies: a critical review of laboratory studies

These involve various parameters, organisms, test methods, and significance levels, but collectively they indicate that the use of genetically modified crops may result in negative effects on the natural enemies of crop pests.

Long term feeding of Bt-corn – a ten-generation study with quails

Feeding of diets containing genetically-modified corn did not significantly influence health and performance of quails nor did it affect DNA-transfer and quality of meat and eggs of quail compared with the isogenic counterpart.