Early Warning on Food Safety Issues – How regulators got it wrong on dsRNA


Dear Friends and Colleagues

Re: Early warning on food safety issues – How regulators got it wrong on dsRNA

We are pleased to highlight the attached TWN Biosafety Briefing which discusses how changing the nature, kind and quantity of particular regulatory-RNA molecules through genetic engineering can create unique risks. It concludes that all GMOs intended for release or food should be submitted to a battery of testing for unknown dsRNAs and unintended effects of dsRNAs.

This paper was presented at the Scientific Conference 2012 jointly organized by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), Third World Network and Tara Foundation, ‘Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety: GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research and Holistic Analysis’, held on 28-29 September 2012 in Hyderabad, India, and was first published in the Conference Proceedings.  

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