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—Introduction—appeared in the August 2000 issue of Food Technology; the next two sections—Safety and Labeling—appear in this issue; and the fourth—Benefits and Concerns—will appear in the October issue.

This section begins with a discussion…

Fig. 1—Assessment of the allergenic potential of foods derived from genetically modified crop plantsa

Table 1 Differences between animal testing of individual chemicals and whole foodsa

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