1.6. Effect on immune system

The conclusion of FAO/WHO Consultation regarding assessment of immuno modulating potential of GMMs is that case-by-case considerations are necessary. For instance, about the allergenic properties these organizations have already made several recommendations.

There are findings indicating the interactions between gut microflora and the status of the immune system. It should be noted that in contrast to GM plants, GMMs are well established in GI tract, thus causing potential immune modulating effects.