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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
Study Type
  • feeding study
GE organism
  • wheat
GE trait
  • herbicide tolerance
Country
  • The Netherlands

Results

Equivalence
  • no effect
Safety for consumption
  • no effect

Evaluation of broiler performance when fed Roundup-Ready wheat (event MON 71800), control, and commercial wheat varieties Open Access

Kan, CA; Hartnell, GF
Poultry Science. 2004 August. 83(8):1325-1334

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PMID: 15339007 ISSN: 0032-5791

Abstract

We evaluated the nutritional value of broiler diets containing approximately 40% wheat grain from Roundup Ready wheat (MON 71800), its similar nontransgenic control (MON 71900), or reference commercial wheat varieties. The feeding trial lasted 40 d, and each treatment consisted of 10 replicates of 1-d-old Ross 308 broilers (5 pens of males and 5 pens of females). Each pen contained 12 birds, and at d 13 birds were randomly removed until 9 birds remained. Body weight and feed intake were measured on pen basis at 40 d. At d 41, four broilers per pen were slaughtered. The carcasses were dissected, and cut-up yields were determined. Dry matter, protein, and fat contents of breast meat were determined. The data were analyzed by an ANOVA procedure. The BW and feed conversion at d 40 averaged 2,450 g and 1.52, respectively. There were no significant treatment x sex interactions, except for evisceration yield with significant differences (P < 0.05) in yield between birds fed 2 commercial wheat varieties. Data for final BW, feed conversion, carcass yield, and breast meat were not statistically different (P < 0.05) between broilers fed MON 71800 or MON 71900 or the population of birds fed commercial wheat varieties, except a lower carcass yield at d 41 for birds fed the nontransgenic control wheat. Thus MON 71800 was nutritionally equivalent to nongenetically modified wheat varieties when fed to broilers.

Keywords

nutritional value; chicken; feeding trial

Funding

Funding source
  • Monsanto
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • industry: same

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MLA

Kan, CA, GF Hartnell. "Evaluation of broiler performance when fed Roundup-Ready wheat (event MON 71800), control, and commercial wheat varieties." Poultry Science 83.8 (2004): 1325-1334. Web. 27 Jul. 2017.

APA

Kan, CA., & Hartnell, GF. (2004). Evaluation of broiler performance when fed Roundup-Ready wheat (event MON 71800), control, and commercial wheat varieties. Poultry Science, 83(8), 1325-1334.

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