Submission to Codex Alimentarius Commission of the United Nations on: Recombinant-DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits
The Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI; the Centre) and the Sustainability Council of New Zealand wish to make a small number of points that we consider to be of high importance. Our submission is informed by recent experience comprehensively evaluating a variety of corn (LY038, Monsanto) modified for nutritional benefits. The corn was initially developed as an animal feed, but is now being considered for approval as a human food in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the EU and Japan. The complete evaluation is available in two large documents from http://www.inbi.canterbury.ac.nz/ly038.shtml. In this submission, we draw attention to specific paragraphs in CX/FBT 06/6/5 and generic issues.
SubjectsFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270800 Biotechnology::270899 Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
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