Metabolomics for the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops

D. Stewart*, L. V T Shepherd

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The thorn that is the genetic modification of our food crops needs to be grasped and resolved soon. The population is set to hit 9 billion by 2050, and with that comes the requirement to feed people in areas where the environment, water and crop nutrients are well below the optimum. Genetic modification offers the potential to significantly assist in the achievement of a secure and nutritious food supply.Concerns over genetically modified (GM) crops centre around the food safety aspect, and by using the current suite of metabolomic technologies as part of a food safety assessment procedure, and the employment of sensible comparators, these fears should be allayed and shown to be unfounded. Here we highlight the utility of metabolomics in the safety assessment of GM crops.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMetabolomics in Food and Nutrition
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9781845695125
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


    • Food safety
    • Genetic modification
    • GM crops
    • Metabolomics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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