GENTECH archive 8.96-97


UK's Leatherhead Food RA needs information...

I guess this needs  scientific response.

> Genetic modification has been used to produce new varieties of oilseed
> plants that are used in the manufacture of food oils. 
> Workers at the Leatherhead Food RA have been commissioned by the UK
> Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) to compile a
> database on the detailed properties and compositions of the food
> products from genetically modified oilseed plants. The work is now 
> in progress and on completion it will be used by the Advisory
> Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) to assess these new
> food products and give guidance to developers for obtaining approval
> prior to market introduction.
> We aim to gather as much information as possible on the processes used
> to develop these plants, the results of tests and assessments on the
> products derived from them, in particular the composition of resulting
> oils and also seedcakes, nutritional data and any differences from 
> conventional oilseeds and oilseed products.
> If your organisation has been involved in the development of such
> plants and products and has analytical information we would be very
> happy to include your data in the database. As we expect to complete
> the work in the next few months, an early reply would be appreciated. 
> If you have any information for the database, or you would like to
> hear more about the work, please contact Catherine Entwisle or Dr Jens
> Kristott at the Leatherhead Food RA at 

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