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Research Project: Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: National Academies report has broad support

item VINCELLI, PAUL - University Of Kentucky
item JACKSON-SMITH, DOUGLAS - The Ohio State University
item HOLSAPPLE, MICHAEL - Michigan State University
item Grusak, Michael
item HARSH, MATTHEW - Concordia University
item KLEIN, THEODORE - Society For In Vitro Biology
item LAMBERT, JAMES - University Of Virginia
item LANGE, MARKUS - Washington State University
item MURPHY, ANGUS - University Of Maryland
item MCCLUSKEY, JILL - Washington State University
item MURPHY, ANGUS - University Of Maryland
item NEUHOUSER, MARIAN - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
item PRAY, CARL - Rutgers University
item WELLER, SUSAN - University Of Nebraska

Submitted to: Nature Biotechnology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/3/2017
Publication Date: 4/11/2017
Citation: Vincelli, P., Jackson-Smith, D., Holsapple, M., Grusak, M.A., Harsh, M., Klein, T., Lambert, J., Lange, M.B., Murphy, A., McCluskey, J., Murphy, A., Neuhouser, M.L., Pray, C., Weller, S. 2017. National Academies report has broad support. Nature Biotechnology. 35(4):304-306.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Last December, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources convened a Forum of Scientific Society Leaders on Genetically-Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects. Invited participants were representatives of professional scientific societies or other organizations with an interest in the science behind the agronomic, health, environmental, and socioeconomic implications of genetically engineered (GE) crops. They were asked to comment on the scientific validity of the findings and recommendations of the NAS GE crops report released in May 2016 and to suggest future directions. The participants represented 17 major scientific societies and independent research organizations and thousands of scholars working on GE-crop-related research. Forum participants expressed general support for the majority of the report findings, offering a nuanced and appreciative view of its contents.