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Abstract

The European Union recently introduced legislation stipulating the mandatory labeling of food products with a GMO content greater than 1%. Thus far, most discussions concerning the methods used for sampling have focused on sampling requirements outside of the laboratory; for example, how to procure GMO seeds from a grain shipment? Scant attention has been paid to sampling problems that lie ful1her down the analytical chain; that is, variability in the proportions of GMO to non-GMO DNA in replicate "homogenized" laboratory samples. We believe this has serious implications for the practicability of GMO detection in foods.

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Authors: KAY S, EC-JRC, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Unit, Ispra (IT);VAN DEN EEDE G, EC-JRC, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nature Biotechnolgy, vol.19 No.5 (2001), pp.405406
Record Number: 200013550 / Last updated on: 2001-07-25
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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