HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc288-9W
Mr. Illsley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the studies undertaken or commissioned by the Government into genetically modified foods listing the organisations involved. [22189]

Mr. Rooker

A list of current and recently completed studies on genetically modified foods is given in the table.

Study Organisation
Tagging genetically engineered organisms IFR, Norwich Laboratory
Development of new methods for safety evaluation of transgenic crops BIBRA Toxicology International
Honey from genetically modified plants: integrity of pollen DNA, and expression of promoters in floral organs Laboratory of the Government Chemist
Genetically modified organisms in food-evaluation of in vitro and in vivo models for assessing DNA transfer in guts BIBRA Toxicology International
Detection of genetically modified organisms in foods Laboratory of the Government Chemist
A model system for the quantitative analysis of horizontal spread of DNA from genetically engineered microorganisms GIT IFR, Norwich Laboratory
Potential for gene transfer between manipulated bacteria and the resident microflora of the human gut Rowett Research Institute
A model system for the quantitative analysis of horizontal spread of DNA from genetically engineered microorganisms Surrey University
Regulation and targeting of transgene expression in fruit crops HRI, East Mailing
Causes of instability of transgenic plants John Innes Centre
Safety of recombinant DNA technology: gene location, marker elimination and secondary effect IFR, Norwich Laboratory
Compilation of a database of oil compositions from new varieties of oilseeds Leatherhead Food Research Association
A database of novel foods and food products cleared in countries other than the UK AEA Technology, Consultancy Services
Genes that have been introduced by genetic modification into crop plants intended for food use AEA Technology, Consultancy Services
Persistence and potential infectivity of live bacteria in foods IFR, Norwich Laboratory
Study Organisation
Development of a strategy to promote the public's understanding of biotechnology Sheffield University
The effect of agriculturally-relevant environmental factors on the expression and stability of genes affecting wheat lipases University College Wales, Cardiff
Survival of DNA in the gut and the potential for genetic transformation of resident bacteria Rowett Research Institute
Evaluating the risks associated with using GMOs in human foods Newcastle University
Impact of transformation methods, construct and gene cassette architecture on the stability and expression of transgenes John Innes Centre
Assessment of the risks of transferring antibiotic resistance determinants from transgenic plant to micro-organisms Leeds University
Dissemination of GM DNA and antibiotic resistance genes via rumen microorganisms Rowett Research Institute
Risk of gene transfer from genetically modified crop plants to gut bacteria IFR, Norwich Laboratory
Gene expression in anthers and nectaries of transgenic plants Leicester University
The stability of expression and inheritance of transgenes in brassica John Innes Centre
Risk assessment of genetically engineered avian probiotics Newcastle University
Possibility of Agrobacterium as a vehicle for gene escape Mylnefield Research Services Ltd.
Do protein sequences imply inter-species gene transfer? Manchester University
The effect of background genotype on transgenes John Innes Centre
Investigation of novel viruses created by growing viral coat protein transgenic sugar beet plants Central Science Laboratory/IACR, Brooms Barn
Mobile genetic elements and lateral gene transfer events in crop species Manchester University

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