§ Alan Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what clinical trials have been conducted into the effects on the human body of the ingestion of GM foods in the(a) long and (b) short term. 
§ Ms Blears
I have been asked to reply.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is unaware of any clinical trials conducted into the effects on the human body of the ingestion of genetically modified (GM) Foods. However, a number of research projects have been funded by the FSA on the safety of GM foods, which have included a project which has examined the survival of DNA in the digestive tract.
Details of the work funded by the FSA are described in its annual research report, which is available in the Library.