STUDY ON INCIDENCE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS LIKE RAW MATERIALS, IN ROMANIA, DURING 2012 - 2017

Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXII
Written by Luminiţa Raluca SIMIONESCU, Narcisa BĂBEANU, Călina Petruţa CORNEA

The paper aimed to present the distribution of the incidence of genetically modified vegetable like raw materials in Romania, during the period 2012 - 2017, including Calarasi, Iasi, Salaj, Satu-Mare, Suceava, Tulcea, Constanta, Bucuresti counties. It is based on the statistical data provided by National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, submitted by specialized molecular biology laboratories. The data have been processed into the following indicators: species, type of material or product, type of detection and identification method, GMO’s specific genetic structures and transformation events identified, degree of transformation compared to the European Union rate of 0,9% for necessary labeling. During the analyzed period, a number of samples ranging from 200 to 300 were analyzed annually. The raw material samples were grains, groats, flours from genetically modified plants, as well as finished products of food or feed, like biscuits, chocolate, bakery products. For the analyzed samples, genetic transformation processes were detected, but without exceeding the limit of 0.9% and not labeled as GMO. As a conclusion, on the Romanian market are safe genetically modified foods and feeds and the traceability and labeling of GMOs are respected.

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SIMIONESCU L.R., BABEANU N., CORNEA C.P. 2018, STUDY ON INCIDENCE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS LIKE RAW MATERIALS, IN ROMANIA, DURING 2012 - 2017. Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXII, ISSN 2285-1364, 81-88.


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