DNA Methods: critical review of innovative approaches

E.J. Kok, H.J.M. Aarts, A.M.A. van Hoef, H.A. Kuiper

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The presence of ingredients derived from gentically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products in the market place is subject to a number of European regulations that stipulate which product consisting of or containing GMO-derived ingredienst should be labeled as such. In order to maintain these labeling requirements, a variety of different GMO detection methods have been developed to screen for either the presence of DNA or protein derived from (approved) GM varieties. Recent incidents where unapproved GM varieties entered the European market show that more powerful GMO detection and identification methods will be needed to maintain European labeling requirements in an adequate, efficient, and cost-effective way. This report discusses the current state-of-the-art as well as future developments in GMO detection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-800
JournalJournal of AOAC International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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