The aim of this project is to gain insight into the development of novel foods and new feed, new food and feed ingredients and additives. Examples are the new generation of GMOs, food and feed applications of synthetic biology, application and identification of opportunities for new food risks in general.
This project identifies and evaluates the aforementioned developments in terms of their potential consequences for the current assessment strategies. This project fulfils an identifying role for other projects within the toxicological characterisation of new foods and animal feeds theme.
- the identification of developments in the production of vegetable and animal products that pose new risks, for example the use of new breeding techniques.
- the provision of scientific and general advice to the authorities on the broad field of food and feed safety in relation to GMOs and other new foods and feeds (including synthetic biology products).
- the indication of the effects of scientific developments on existing and new integral risk-analysis strategies in support of existing and new policy governing new simple and complex food and feed products. Tracking the developments in the risk assessment of complex foods and feeds, for example in the use of omics strategies as an element of the risk assessment of these products.
- as the occasion arises, the provision of support to the Dutch and European authorities in avoiding or settling trade conflicts arising from GMO safety assessments.
Provision of advice on policy:
- the provision of advice to the national and international authorities and advisory committees on biotechnology risk assessments and the identification of the risks posed by new technologies.
- participation in EFSA GMO working groups.
Provision of advice to laboratories on measurement strategies:
- work is being carried out in cooperation with the toxicological characterisation project on the development of a decision-making tree suitable for case-by-case decisions on the appropriate approach – product analysis, effect analysis or a combination of the two – to the assessment of the safety of new crops and/or products derived from new crops.
- Scientific publications and documents of relevance to policy
- Participation in a number of EFSA working groups
- The RIKILT Institute for Food Safety participates in the activities of a number of international, scientific platforms and working groups on behalf of the Netherlands
AgrochemicalsChemistry International 34 (2012)jul-aug. - ISSN 0193-6484 - p. 34 - 36.
Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy at OECD : Future TrendsTrends in Biotechnology 39 (2021)10. - ISSN 0167-7799 - p. 965 - 969.
Biotechnology and food and feed safety assessmentIn: International Food Law / , Caporale, C., Ragionieri, M.P., Pavone, I.R.. - : Wolters Kluwer (Energy and Environmental Law and Policy Series ) - ISBN 9789403517612 - p. 353 - 366.
Case studies on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) : Potential risk scenarios and associated health indicatorsFood and Chemical Toxicology 117 (2018). - ISSN 0278-6915 - p. 36 - 65.
Challenges and Opportunities in Supporting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. Overview of the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry Symposia on Agricultural BiotechnologyJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 64 (2016)2. - ISSN 0021-8561 - p. 381 - 382.
Compositional Analysis for Nutritional and Safety Assessment of Feeds from GM PlantsIn: Animal Nutrition with Transgenic Plants / , Flachowsky, G.. - Oxfordshire : CABI - ISBN 9781780641768 - p. 50 - 58.
Correction to: Lack of adverse effects in subchronic and chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity studies on the glyphosate-resistant genetically modified maize NK603 in Wistar Han RCC ratsArchives of Toxicology 94 (2020). - ISSN 0340-5761 - p. 1779 - 1781.
Developing Global Leaders for Research, Regulation, and Stewardship of Crop Protection Chemistry in the 21st CenturyJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 64 (2016)1. - ISSN 0021-8561 - p. 52 - 60.
Developing a good practice for the review of evidence relevant to GMO risk assessmentIn: GMOs in Integrated Plant Production. - : INRA - ISBN 9789290672760 - p. 55 - 62.
Does RNAi-Based Technology Fit within EU Sustainability Goals?Trends in Biotechnology 39 (2021)7. - ISSN 0167-7799 - p. 644 - 647.