Policy ForumGENETIC TECHNOLOGIES

Monitoring and Labeling for Genetically Modified Products

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Science  21 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5452, pp. 431-432
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5452.431

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In response to growing concerns regarding the use of genetically modified food in Europe, revisions have been proposed to Directive 90/220 of the European Economic Community. The amendments would provide more specific guidance for risk assessment and monitoring as a way of reassuring the public about the safety of products introduced on the market. There is a clear need for the United States to harmonize with this approach if international trade is not to be impeded.