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Digestion and absorption of feed components in broilers - CS0119

Approval has been granted for use of feed derived from varieties of genetically modified (GM) maize and soya bean in the EU. However there has only been limited research on the safety of these feeds in livestock diets, and is insufficient to address concerns relating to the fate of the novel DNA when consumed by farm livestock. The objective of this study is to provide data that may be used in undertaking risk assessment on the use of GM feeds.

The study will investigate the presence or absence of transgenic DNA sequences in tissues from broiler fed GM feed. Diets will be formulated using transgenic mazie and soya, and tissues will be examined post mortem for the presence of appropriate transgenic sequences.

The results of the study will inform Government in setting policy on the approval of GM feeds for livestock and inform public debate on the safety of GM feeds and food.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Digestion and absorption of feed components in broilers   (115k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2002

Cost: £230,798
Contractor / Funded Organisations
GM Risk Assessment              
Livestock Farming              
Fields of Study
Fertilisers and Nitrate Pollution