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Assurance of safety is needed with all new technologies that affect the food supply. Genetic modification has been adopted widely and has undergone a host of assessments. The following is a list of publicly  available reviews and consensus statements from major global health/scientific organizations, government agencies, and professional societies on the safety of genetically modified foods.

International Government Agencies and Global Health & Science Organizations

Asia Development Bank

Agricultural Biotechnology, Poverty Reduction, and Food Security
2001
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Codex

Foods derived from modern biotechnology
2009
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European Commission

Long Term effects of genetically modified (GM) crops on health and the environment (including biodiversity): Prioritization of potential risks and delimitation of uncertainties
2007
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A decade of EU-funded GMO research” (2001-2010)
2010
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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Conclusions and Recommendations on animal feeding trials and alternative approaches and on the use of systematic reviews and evidence maps for GMO impact assessment
2016
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Scientific Opinion on the assessment of allergenicity of GM plants and microorganisms and derived food and feed
2010
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Safety and nutritional assessment of GM plants and derived food and feed: The role of animal feeding trials
2008
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Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2003-2004: Agricultural Biotechnology – Meeting the Needs of the Poor?
2004
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US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Statement of Policy - Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties Guidance to Industry for Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties
1992
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Food Standards Agency - UK

Safety Assessment of Novel Foods
2005
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Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods - Guidance Document
2007
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Health Canada

Frequently Asked Questions - Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foods
2012
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International Council for Science

New Genetics, Food and Agriculture: Scientific Discoveries – Societal Dilemmas
2003
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International Union of Food Science & Technology

Biotechnology and Food
2010
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International Union of Nutritional Sciences

Statement of Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Food for Human Health and Nutrition
2012
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National Academy of Sciences

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects
2004
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Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects
2016
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National Research Council

Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants
2000
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New Zealand Royal Commission

Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification
2001
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The Royal Society

Genetically modified plants for food use and human health—an update
2002
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Union of the German Academies of Science and Humanities

Are there health hazards for the consumer from eating genetically modified food?

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United Nations Development Program

The Human Development Report 2001 – Making New Technologies Work For Human Development
2001
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United States Department of Agriculture - AC21

Opportunities and Challenges in Agricultural Biotechnology: The Decade Ahead
2006
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World Bank

World Development Report
2008
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World Health Organization (WHO)

Modern food biotechnology, human health and development: an evidence-based study
2005
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World Health Organization (WHO)/ Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

2007
WHO Expert Consultation on the Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Animals
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Professional Societies

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Agricultural and Food Biotechnology
2006
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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Statement by the AAAS Board of Directors On Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
2012
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American Medical Association

Bioengineered (Genetically Engineered) Crops and Foods
2010
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American Society for Cell Biology

ASCB Statement in Support of Research on Genetically Modified Organisms
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American Society for Microbiology

Statement on GMOs
2000
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American Society of Plant Sciences

Statement on Plant Genetic Engineering
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British Medical Association

Genetically modified foods and health: a second interim statement
2004
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BMA Statement on GM Foods
2004
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Council on Agriculture, Science and Technology

Crop Biotechnology and the Future of Food: A Scientific Assessment
2005
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Institute for Food Technologists (IFT)

IFT Expert Report on Biotechnology and Foods
2000
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International Union of Nutritional Sciences

Statement of Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Food for Human Health and Nutrition
2012
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The Society for In Vitro Biology

Position Statement on Crop Genetic Engineering
2012
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Society of Toxicology

The Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Produced through Biotechnology
2003
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ILSI intends to keep this resource up to date. If there is a document from a government agency, international health/science organization or professional society that you believe should be included, please submit the document to GMSafety@ilsi.org for consideration.