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Genetically Modified Food

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned, (b) undertaken itself, (c) reviewed, (d) completed, (e) published or received and (f) ensured the appropriate peer review of in respect of the impact of genetically modified foods consumed by humans upon their health, in the last five years. [122491]

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) funds two extensive research programmes, which underpin the safety assessment of genetically modified foods. This research is undertaken by independent research scientists. The work is peer reviewed before the reports of the research are made publicly available through the FSA's library. Details of the research programme are published in the FSA's research and surveys programmes annual report and are available on the FSA web site at researchannualreports/.