5. GMMs in food production

The specific aspect of food safety issues concerns mainly application of GMMs for food production. Here, a potential gene transfer between the GMM and other microorganisms taking place in food or gastrointestinal tract is discussed. Also the safety of genetic markers used for selection (for example - antimicrobial resistance gene), as well as the potential GMM interaction with the intestinal microflora and the immune response are appraised. In this respect an evaluation of current state of knowledge in this field and prediction of possible health risk measurement based on scientific methods have been made.

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