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Genetically modified plants as fish feed ingredients

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Abstract:

Genetically modified (GM) plants were first grown commercially more than 20years ago, but their use is still controversial in some parts of the world. Many GM plant varieties are produced in large quantities globally and are approved for use in fish feeds both in Norway and the European Union. European consumers, however, are skeptical to fish produced by means of GM feed ingredients. Concerns have been raised regarding the safety of GM plants, including potential toxicity and (or) allergenicity of the novel protein, potential unintended effects, and risk of horizontal gene transfer to other species. This review will present the current state of knowledge regarding GM plants as fish feed ingredients, focusing on fish performance and health as well as the fate of the GM DNA fragments in the fish, identifying limitations of the current work and areas where further research is needed.

Les plantes génétiquement modifiées (GM) ont commencé à être cultivées commercialement il y a plus de 20ans, mais leur utilisation reste controversée dans certaines régions du globe. Plusieurs variétés de plantes GM sont produites en grande quantité à l'échelle mondiale et sont acceptées dans la préparation de la nourriture de poissons, tant en Norvège que dans l'Union européenne. Les consommateurs européens maintiennent cependant une certaine inquiétude concernant les poissons produits par l'usage d'ingrédients alimentaires GM. On a manifesté des préoccupations en ce qui a trait à l'innocuité des plantes GM, en particulier à la toxicité et(ou) l'allergénicité potentielles des protéines nouvelles, aux effets potentiels imprévus et au risque de transferts horizontaux des gènes aux autres espèces. Notre rétrospective résume l'état actuel des connaissances sur les plantes GM utilisées comme ingrédients dans l'alimentation des poissons, avec une emphase particulière sur la performance et la santé des poissons, ainsi que sur le sort des fragments d'ADN GM chez les poissons, tout en soulignant les limites des travaux actuels et en identifiant les domaines de recherche additionnelle nécessaire.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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  • Published continuously since 1901 (under various titles), this monthly journal is the primary publishing vehicle for the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. It publishes perspectives (syntheses, critiques, and re-evaluations), discussions (comments and replies), articles, and rapid communications, relating to current research on cells, organisms, populations, ecosystems, or processes that affect aquatic systems. The journal seeks to amplify, modify, question, or redirect accumulated knowledge in the field of fisheries and aquatic science. Occasional supplements are dedicated to single topics or to proceedings of international symposia.
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