Safety of Meat, Milk, and Eggs from Animals Fed Crops Derived from Modern Biotechnology

Issue Papers - IP34 - July 2006
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PART 5, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY.” As the global land area of biotechnology-derived crops continues to increase, these crops have become an increasingly important source of feedstuffs for farm animals, and it is important to review the safety of meat, milk, and eggs derived from animals fed these crops. This paper addresses topics including an overview of regulatory assessments for biotechnology-derived crops modified for agronomic input traits; comparative safety assessment process; results of feeding studies in farm animals; and the fate of consumed proteins and DNA in livestock. (Keywords: Biotechnology, GMO, animal production, feedstuffs, biotechnology-derived crops)

Chair: Richard Phipps, University of Reading, Reading, UK. IP34, July 2006, 8 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

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Task Force Chair

Richard Phipps

Task Force Author(s)

Ralf Einspanier
Marjorie Faust

Task Force Reviewers

Andrew Chesson
Gerhard Flachowsky
Marilia Nutti
William Price

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