Consolidated presentation of the joint Scientific Opinion of the GMO and BIOHAZ Panels on the "Use of Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Marker Genes in Genetically Modified Plants” and the Scientific Opinion of the GMO Panel on “Consequences of the Opinion on the Use of Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Marker Genes in Genetically Modified Plants on Previous EFSA Assessments of Individual GM Plants" [1]

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European Food Safety Authority
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1108
Acknowledgements

The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of the Joint GMOBIOHAZ Working Group for the preparation of this opinion: Vittorio Silano (Chair), John Daniel Collins, Lieve Herman, Sirpa Kärenlampi, Hilde Kruse, Harry Kuiper, Kaare Nielsen, Christoph Nguyen-Thé and John Threlfall. The European Medicines Agency (Bo Aronsson and Christian Friis), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Dominique Monnet), Hans-Jörg Buhk, Boet Glandorf, John Heritage, Christoph Tebbe, and Jan Dirk van Elsas are also acknowledged for their contributions to the Opinion. EFSA also kindly acknowledges the exchange of views with Patrice Courvalin (Institut Pasteur).

Type
Statement of EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00589
EFSA-Q-2009-00593
EFSA-Q-2008-411
EFSA-Q-2008-04977
Published in the EFSA Journal
11 June 2009
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract
No abstract available
Keywords
Directive 2001/18/EC, Regulation 1829/2003, GMOs, GM plants, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance marker genes, safety, food safety, human health, environment, horizontal gene transfer, nptII, aadA.