25 No. 5
Modified Foods for Human Health and Nutrition: The Scientific
Basis for Benefit/Risk Assessment
Smith and L. Shukla (editors)
special issue of Trends in Food Science and Technology,
Vol. 14, Issues 5-8, pp 169-338, 2003
special issue reflects the discussions at the final of three
ICSU workshops organized to evaluate the scientific basis
for the assessment of potential risks and benefits to human
health and nutrition of the use of genetically modified food
(GMF) crops. International experts in nutrition, medicine,
toxicology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, economics,
and social science, including representatives of the science
unions, participated in the workshop, which was held in Manchester,
UK, in May 2002. Prior to the meeting, invited experts in
relevant fields prepared working papers, which form the basis
of the special issue. Each paper was modified and finalized
at the workshop in the light of discussions at the workshop.
Only publicly available information and research results have
been included. This special issue is intended to serve the
increasing dialogue between society and science and thus contribute
to ongoing discussions about the application of the technological
innovations that make GMFs possible.
more information contact Wendy Hurp <[email protected]>
at Elsevier Food Science and Technology, The Boulevard, Langford
Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GB, UK, Fax: +44(0)1865 843960.
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