Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition ResearchTitle: Compositional analysis of GM crops: key issues and future needs Author
Submitted to: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/7/2013
Publication Date: 9/4/2013
Citation: Hoekenga, O., Srinivasan, J., Gerald, B., Bartholemaeus, A. 2013. Compositional analysis of GM crops: key issues and future needs. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(35):8248-8253. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Effective symposia need two strong legs to stand upon: informative presentations of recent research paired with lively discussion of these topics. While it is easy for the organizers of a symposium to predict the usefulness of the former, as they select the speakers and their topic areas, guaranteeing productive discussion is a far more difficult task. For the Crop Composition Workshop sponsored by the International Life Sciences Institute’s Committee on Food and Biotechnology (ILSI IFBIC), the organizers scheduled four roundtable discussions with pre-selected questions, and with rapporteurs drawn from governmental organizations and public-sector research institutes (the authors). It was also the organizers’ intent to let these discussions flow based upon the experiences of the participants and pressing issues within the overall debate on the role of crop compositional analysis within safety assessment of biotechnology as it exists now and in the future. The goal of this perspective manuscript is to summarize the issues raised, providing references where possible, and to describe the consensus statements reached through the course of these discussions.