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Food Safety and Genetically Modified Foods

Tuesday, 18 May 1999

Scientists are now capable of identifying the genes that are responsible for some of these desired traits and are able to manipulate them. This technique is known as genetic engineering or genetic modification and we can expect an increasing number of foods arriving on the market that have been produced using this method.

This report sets out to address a number of issues; the nature of GMOs, the mechanism by which GMOs are regulated in the EU, the issues considered by the Sub-committee to date, concerns expressed about this new technology and potential benefits from the technology