Categories: genetically engineered foods, genetic engineering
|Topic:||Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Institute of Medicine
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Food and Nutrition Board
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended
Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 -- 9:30 a.m.
HC-8, The Capitol
Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects
The National Academies new report, Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects, assists policymakers in evaluating the appropriate scientific methods for detecting unintended changes in food and assessing the potential for adverse health effects from genetically modified products. The report recommends greater scrutiny of foods containing new compounds or unusual amounts of naturally occurring substances, regardless of the method used to create them. It also offers a framework to federal agencies in selecting the route of safety assessment.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 27, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.