Compositional Assessment of Transgenic Crops: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
News Aug 24, 2009
- Rod A. Herman, Bruce M. Chassy <email@example.com>, Wayne Parrott;
Trends in Biotechnology; In Press, Corrected Proof, 21 August 2009 Available online crops.
Here we discuss the assumptions that led to this requirement and lay out the theoretical and empirical evidence suggesting that such studies are no more necessary for evaluating the safety of transgenic crops than they are for traditionally bred crops.
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