The Institute of Food Technologists convened three panels of experts, consisting of IFT members and other prominent biotechnology authorities, to prepare a comprehensive scientific review of biotechnology. The report consists of four sections. The first section—Introductionappears in this issue of Food Technology, and the next three sections—Safety, Benefits and Concerns, and Labeling—will appear in the September issue.

The use of modern biotechnology to produce foods and food ingredients is a s…

Fig. 1—Increase in power of genetic modification over time. Adapted from NRC (1989)

Table 1 Foods derived from new plant varieties derived through rDNA technology: final consultations under FDA’s 1992 policy. From FDA (2000) continued

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