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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics by Shomini Parashar, Deepa Goel

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Allergenicity: Assessment of Genetically Modified Food

Chapter Objectives:

Millions of people all over the world have acute allergic reactions to various foods. It is important to know what are these allergen and their causes. Through this chapter, students will learn about the different food allergens that are plant- and animal-based. They will also learn a relation between GMO and allergens and what are the different methods to assess whether the newly formed chimera is toxic or not by using different methods to check their allergenicity.

INTRODUCTION

Genetically transformed plants have the potential to feed the ever-growing population of the world. They are produced to have desirable traits for improving quality and quantity of food. ...

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