Toxicologic Pathology, 30(1):117-125, 1, 2002. Paper abstract bibtex
Several laboratories have used recombinant DNA technology in plant breeding to improve compositional, processing, and agronomic characteristics of plants. These transformed plants have been extensively tested in . eld trials, have gained full regulatory approvals and are currently being marketed in a number of countries around the world. This paper brie y summarizes the approach used to assure the safety of foods and feeds derived from these genetically modi. ed crops, as exempli. ed by data on Roundup Ready soybeans that has been developed by Monsanto Company using biotechnology in order to confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, by the production of the CP4 enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphat e synthase protein. The results of the studies demonstrate that Roundup Ready soybeans are as safe as traditional soybeans with respect to food and feed safety. Keywords.