GM and novel food research
The FSA carries out research to support the safety assessment of GM and novel foods.
A range of projects are included in the programme, including the development of data models from the baseline information gathered under G02, alternative GM DNA detection methods, studies on post-translational modification in GM plants and the feasibility of using Multidimensional Protein Identification Technology as a tool for GM safety assessment.
Information about previous research the Agency has funded on GM and novel foods can be found on the National Archive via the link on the right.
- Determination of inauthentic protein glycosylation in transgenic plants
- Development of models for the analysis of metabolome variability in crops
- Factors influencing transgene survival and transfer in the rumen
- MudPIT as a tool for the separation and quantification of proteins for GM crop safety assessments
- Procedure for the isolation of transgene flanking regions in GM crops
- Applications of nanotechnology for food contact materials and food safety
- Potential use of nanomaterials as food additives or food ingredients in relation to consumer safety and regulatory controls
- Human in vivo and in vitro studies on gastrointestinal absorption of nanoparticles (ongoing)
- Nanoparticles in food: analytical methods for detection and characterisation (ongoing)
- Toxicokinetics of titanium dioxide nanoparticles using in vitro and in vivo models (ongoing)