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Biodiversity – the variety of life and of habitats on Earth – is vital to human welfare. The loss or degradation of biodiversity can have important economic, environmental, and social consequences. Altering a watershed (the area draining into a common waterway), for example, not only leads to the potential loss of an ecosystem – through loss of habitat – but may also create economic costs for water filtration in cities using its
This page shows the consensus documents and other documents and publications on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology and the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of potatoes by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients and toxicants. A general description of these components is provided. Also included are considerations to be taken when assessing new potato varieties.
The objective of this workshop was to discuss aspects related to the nutritional assessment of novel foods and novel feeds. More specifically, participants reviewed and made recommendations in the following key areas: Nutritional assessment as a tool to substantiate nutritional/efficacy claims and establishing safety; The challenges in assessing the nutritional value of future products for which compensatory changes are expected to
This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of sugar beet by identifying the key food and feed nutrients and anti-nutrients. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is backgroun...
This consensus document identifies the key nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents that may contribute to the nutritional or anti-nutritional properties of low erucic acid rapeseed (canola). It contains a general description of the use of low erucic acid rapeseed as both a food and a feed product. The main nutrients, toxicants, and other constituents in both low erucic acid rapeseed oil and low erucic acid rapeseed meal are
The objective of the Conference was to bring together a diverse group of participants for a constructive dialogue on the underlying science for assessing transgenic organisms in the environment. The emphasis was on transgenic crops because these ...
Nine of these Organisations (CGIAR, CBD, FAO, OECD, OIE, UNCTAD, UNIDO, WHO and WTO) have projects related to safety in biotechnology and have agreed that it would be valuable to form the Inter-Agency Network for Safety in Biotechnology (IANB) t...
In the light of increasing importance of issues concerning food safety, the leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised countries and the Ministers invited the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight of Biotechnology and the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds to undertake a study of the implications of biotechnology and other aspects of food safety. The G8 invited OECD experts to report on
Modern biotechnology could have an important impact both on the scope of genetic changes that can be made to food organisms and on the range of possible food sources. This publication presents scientific papers and the reports of two expert groups concerned with strategies for establishing the safety of novel foods. Anyone involved in safety evaluations of new foods or food components derived through modern biotechnology will find it