Before genetically modifed (GM) crops are allowed on the food retail market, they must be assessed for food safety. This assessment typically follows an internationally recognised approach, focusing on the differences between a GM crop and its conventional counterpart for nutritional quality and consumer protection.

A number of issues are commonly addressed during this assessment, such as the potential allergenicity of newly-introduced proteins. This whitepaper delves into some of the complexities surrounding GM crop development, as well as questions concerning potential allergenicity.


  • An overview of GM crop development
  • The various safety assessments of GM crops
  • GM crops and potential allergenicity