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GM proteins not detected in tissues of consuming animals, European report states

The European Food Safety Authority has issued a statement on the fate of recombinant DNA or proteins in the meat, milk or eggs of animals fed with GM feed

July 21, 2007

GM proteins not detected in tissues of consuming animals, European report states

The European Food Safety Authority has issued a statement on the fate of recombinant DNA or proteins in the meat, milk or eggs of animals fed with GM feed

Biologically active genes and proteins are common constituents of food and feeds in varying amounts. After ingestion, a rapid degredation into short DNA or peptide fragments is observed in the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans. To date a large number of ecperimental studies with livestock have shown the recombinabt DNA fragments or proteins derived from GM plants have not been detected in tissues, fluids or ediblr products of farm animals. Download full report (PDF).

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