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1996: In 1996, the ACNFP considered the safety of processed food products obtained from GM maize line T25, modified to confer tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate (see Annex 2 of the ACNFP's 1996 Annual Report). The Committee concluded that food products from this line were as safe, for food use, as those obtained from conventional maize.
1994: The ACNFP considered this line under its voluntary scheme in 1994. It was given clearance for food safety on 20 February 1995.
On 12 February 1999 the ACNFP published a press release on research undertaken at the Rowett Institute on GM potatoes.
2005: At its 24 November 2005 meeting, the Committee was asked to consider a report provided to it by Dr Irina Ermakova which contained the results from a preliminary study conducted in Russia on the offspring of rats given flour from genetically modified (herbicide-tolerant) soya beans. At this meeting the Committee agreed to issue a statement outlining its comments on this report.
1998: Points presented in Greenpeace's paper of relevance to the ACNFP's consideration of the food safety of this line are discussed in the sequence presented in the paper.
1998: The Greenpeace report written by Dr Parr entitled Genetic engineering: too good to go wrong was sent to all ACNFP members by post. This response represents their collective views. Whilst the ACNFP's remit focuses on the food safety implications of GMOs, members were invited to comment on all aspects of the report.
1999: A detailed assessment of the potential risks from the occurrence of the aad gene in the two Monsanto cottonseed lines.
2002: The ACNFP has considered the representations made to the Chardon LL public hearing and has concluded that no new evidence has been submitted that would question the safety of food products derived from this genetically modified maize line.
2005: This factsheet explains how and why antibiotic resistance marker genes (ARMs) are used in GM crop production and what is being done to ensure that foods derived from them are as safe to eat as conventional foods.
2001: The report sets out the reasons why the Friends of the Earth is opposed to the introduction of GMOs and why they believe the current regulatory system for the safety assessment for GM foods, is inadequate. The ACNFP felt they should respond since the report questions fundamental aspects of the safety assessment of GM foods, which is currently carried out by the ACNFP.