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BfN Schriften 239 - Immunogenicity of GM peas. Review of immune effects in mice fed on genetically modified peas and wider impacts for GM risk assessment

This report reviews a scientific study by Prescott et al. (2005) which identified a higher immunogenic potential for a bean-derived alpha amylase inhibitor expressed in GM peas compared to the native bean-derived protein using a mouse model.
Author
Rudolf Valenta and Armin Spök
Editor
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Year of publication
2008
Edition
239
Language
English
Pages
64

Description

This report investigates three main questions. First, are the conclusions in the Prescott paper fully supported by the presented experimental results? Second, is the animal model applied relevant for GM food risk assessment? Third, wouldthe GM pea have alerted risk assessors if undergoing the ‘standard’ risk assessment procedure?
 

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