Consensus Document on Molecular Characterisation Of Plants Derived from Modern Biotechnology
OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology and the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
Molecular characterisation is one component of the science-based multi-disciplinary approach used in food, feed and environmental risk/safety assessment of plants derived from modern biotechnology. The molecular characterisation of these plants is used to gain an understanding of the genetic material introduced and expressed in them. The purpose of this document is to explain the scientific basis underlying the application of molecular characterisation to the food, feed and environmental risk/safety assessment of these plants.