Food safety

Safety aspects of genetically modified foods of plant origin

report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Foods Derived from Biotechnology

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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Foods Derived from Biotechnology (2000: Geneva, Switzerland), WHO Food Safety Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English, French

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Overview

FAO and WHO convened this Consultation to evaluate experience gained since the 1996 Joint FAO/WHO Consultation (FAO, 1996) and to assess whether any new scientific information would suggest a need for modifying current approaches for assessing the safety of foods and food ingredients derived from genetically modified plants. This Consultation also provided an opportunity, in the light of recent scientific reports, to review the scientific basis, application, and limitations of the concept of substantial equivalence.