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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
Study Type
  • gene expression
GE organism
  • wheat
GE trait
  • quality
  • herbicide tolerance
  • UK


  • no effect

Are GM and conventionally bred cereals really different? Review Article

Shewry, PR; Baudo, M; Lovegrove, A; Powers, S; Napier, JA; Ward, JL; Baker, JM; Beale, MH
Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2007 April. 18(4):201–209

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2006.12.010 ISSN: 0924-2244


Concerns over the safety of GM crops have led to detailed comparisons of their composition and performance with those of conventionally bred crops, under both field and glasshouse conditions. Such studies of wheat have shown that it is possible to develop GM lines which are substantially equivalent to conventional varieties. This information is important to inform the debate on the future development of GM food crops.


cereals; wheat; safety; substantial equivalence


Funding source
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Food Standards Agency
Funding country
  • UK
Funding type
  • government

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Shewry, PR, M Baudo, A Lovegrove, S Powers, JA Napier, JL Ward, JM Baker, MH Beale. "Are GM and conventionally bred cereals really different?." Trends in Food Science & Technology 18.4 (2007): 201–209. Web. 13 Jul. 2024.


Shewry, PR., Baudo, M., Lovegrove, A., Powers, S., Napier, JA., Ward, JL., Baker, JM., & Beale, MH. (2007). Are GM and conventionally bred cereals really different?. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 18(4), 201–209. doi:10.1016/j.tifs.2006.12.010

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