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Objective

While the majority of governments design safety assessments of genetically engineered (GE) foods around the Codex Alimentarius’ principles and guidelines, there remain significant differences in the practical application of Codex and other international guidance. This adds complexity, time, and cost to the regulatory process, further exacerbates asynchronous authorizations, and stands in the way of achieving regional or sub-regional regulatory cooperation. The ILSI Research Foundation’s efforts focus primarily on technical training of regulators and public sector scientists who are called upon to inform risk assessments on behalf of institutional or national biosafety committees. This includes training around concepts and principles of GE food safety assessment, and, where necessary, turning this into experiential understanding.

Collaborators & Partners

ILSI Focal Point in China, CropLife China, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chinese Society of Agricultural Biotechnology, Chinese National Institute for Nutrition and Health, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (Indonesia), USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Areas of Focus

The ILSI Research Foundation is implementing food safety activities in China and Indonesia as well as preparing a reference book that describes how and why safety assessments of foods derived from genetically engineered crops are undertaken, while placing these in the context of overall conventional food safety.

Current Activity

The ILSI Research Foundation is engaged in outreach and capacity building on GE food safety assessment in China, in collaboration with ILSI Focal Point in China, CropLife China, and other Chinese academic and government stakeholders. An initial workshop was convened in 2016, with presentations on the GE food safety assessment paradigm, regulation of biotechnology in China, and considerations for new agricultural biotechnologies. A follow-up workshop was organized by the ILSI Research Foundation in May 2017, together with ILSI Focal Point in China, the National Institute for Nutrition and Health at China CDC, and the Chinese Society of Agricultural Biotechnology.

Supported by a grant from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia, the ILSI Research Foundation is organizing a food safety training program which focuses on providing practical instruction in the technical aspects of food safety testing and evaluation for foods derived from GE plants. The first phase of the program involves classroom and case study training in Jakarta, while the second phase is being conducted in cooperation with the DuPont Stine Haskell Research Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Participants will receive classroom and practical training, in addition to being able to observe studies being conducted in laboratory facilities to improve practical understanding of just how and why these studies are carried out.

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e-Learning

e-Learning courses have been developed by the ILSI Research Foundation that focus on food safety.

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Phase II: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training

Newark, DE, USA

The ILSI Research Foundation organized a five-day training program at the Stine Haskell Research Facility in Wilmington, DE to observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory.

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Phase I: GE Food/Feed Safety Assessment Training

Bogor, Indonesia

The ILSI Research Foundation conducted a three-day technical training program in Bogor, Indonesia for participants to engage in practical exercises highlighting the fundamental concepts employed in food and feed safety assessments of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Read more

Workshop on Development and Challenges for Agricultural Biotechnology

Beijing, China

The ILSI Research Foundation together with ILSI Focal Point in China, the National Institute for Nutrition and Health at China CDC, and the Chinese Society of Agricultural Biotechnology organized a one-day workshop focused on the food safety of foods derived from genetically engineered crops.

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OECD Task Force on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds

Paris, France

The ILSI Research Foundation attended the OECD Task Force on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds, which works on technical issues related to the food safety of novel foods and feeds, including food derived from transgenic organisms.

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Save the date for the ILSI Research Foundation’s 2018 Scientific Symposium on Wednesday, July 18 in Washington, DC.

Click here to view the speaker presentations and agenda from the 2017 Scientific Symposium: Gene Drive Modified Organisms and Practical Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessments. 

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Building off the Phase I three-day technical training program held in August in Bogor, Indonesia, the ILSI Research Foundation organized a five-day training program at the Stine Haskell Research Facility in Wilmington, DE to observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory.

Program

The training featured sessions on:     

  • Laboratory and Vivarium Safety
  • Testing Proteins for Toxicity
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Regulatory Testing Strategy
  • Molecular Characterization
  • Analytical Chemistry/Composition Analysis
  • Allergenicity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Transformation Laboratory Tour
  • Microscopy Laboratory Tour

This project is supported by a grant from the USDA’s Emerging Markets Program.

More Information

To learn more about the ILSI Research Foundation’s program on GE food and feed safety, click here.

To learn about Phase I in Indonesia in August 2017, click here.

To read the outcomes from a similar two-phased, food/feed safety program we conducted in India in 2014, click here.

Feedback

Find out what participants are saying about Phase II: 

100% of survey responders found the workshop useful in their current position

“This workshop was very useful for my position as a member of the technical team for feed safety assessment.”

“The information provided in the workshop was important for me as a member of the feed safety assessment team.”

“It helped me gain a more comprehensive understanding on technical aspects of biosafety assessment leading to hopefully a more scientifically sound judgement when evaluating dossiers.”

100% of survey responders found the length of the workshop was just right

As a complement to in-person training, participants were encouraged to take food safety e-Learning courses as part of this program.

“As an introduction before training, it made it easy to understand and follow most of the topics presented during the workshop.”

“The e-Learning course was very excellent to prepare for the course and widen the knowledge before the course.”

“It gives participants basic concepts and understandings and facilitated receiving advanced materials given in the workshop.”

100% of survey responders would recommend this workshop to others

“All presentations were very relevant with our need for food/feed safety assessment… simple but so clear and easy to understand.”

“Very interesting and useful topics.”

“All the equipment for experiments are excellent.”

 “Very useful because we can see the real testing and facilities.”

Learn more about the ILSI Research Foundation’s program on GE food and feed safety.

View the Program

Learn about Phase I in August 2017. 

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On August 1-3, 2017, a three-day technical training program was conducted in Bogor, Indonesia, organized by the ILSI Research Foundation in cooperation with the Indonesian National Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) and the Indonesian Center for Animal Research and Development (ICARD).  This activity provided an opportunity for participants to engage in practical exercises highlighting the fundamental concepts employed in food and feed safety assessments of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Program

Twenty-three participants from both the Indonesian Food Safety Technical Team and the Feed Safety Technical Team attended the training held at the Harris Hotel. The training was supported by expert faculty from the United States, and the Philippines, including Dr. Donald MacKenzie, International Rice Research Institute, Dr. Flerida Carino, University of the Philippines, Dr. Bryan Delaney, DuPont Pioneer, Dr. Andrew Roberts and Dr. Xianglu Han, ILSI Research Foundation. The workshop introduced important concepts and components for food and feed safety assessment, including problem formulation, toxicity, composition and allergenicity assessment as well as molecular characterization. The structure of the program involved more than just lectures, and included the opportunity for participants to work through practical exercises in groups.  These exercises focused on the ability to identify and use available information resources associated with food and feed safety assessments as well as providing an opportunity to consider topics in more detail.

Building off the Phase I program, the ILSI Research Foundation organized a five-day Phase II training program at the Stine Haskell Research Facility in Wilmington, DE, USA, in November which will include the opportunity to observe how food and feed safety assessment data is collected in the laboratory.

This project is supported by a grant from the USDA’s Emerging Markets Program.

More Information

To learn more about the ILSI Research Foundation’s program on GE food and feed safety, click here.

To learn about Phase II in Newark, DE in November 2017, click here.

To read the outcomes from a similar two-phased, food/feed safety program we conducted in India in 2014, click here.

Feedback

Find out what participants are saying about Phase I: 

100% of survey responders found the workshop useful in their current position

“As a member of the feed safety assessment technical team, the workshop was very useful for gaining detail information about food and feed safety assessment.”

“Since I am a Technical Manager of Biotechnology Laboratory who is responsible for GMF detection, this training course bridges my knowledge on safety assessment (pre market control) and post market control (GMF detection).”

100% of survey responders would recommend this workshop to others

“Excellent quality overall.”

“The topic regarding the database of GM crop provided from the ILSI Research Foundation is very useful in any aspects. This has broadened my perspective regarding the list of useful databases, especially on the assessment of GM crop in general.”

“All aspects of workshop were valuable and useful in strengthening our capability in assessing safety of foods and feeds derived from GE crop. Applying problem formulation to the safety assessment of GE foods and feeds is most valuable for me.”

Learn more about the ILSI Research Foundation’s program on GE food and feed safety.

View the Program

Learn about Phase II in November 2017. 

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Click here to view the speaker presentations and agenda from the 2017 Scientific Symposium: Gene Drive Modified Organisms and Practical Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessments. 

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Crop Health and Its Global Impacts on the Components of Food Security

This article attempts to develop a framework that would enable assessment of the impacts of plant diseases, referred collectively to as crop health, on food security via its components. Given the number of components and interactions at play, a systems modelling approach is required to address the functioning of food systems exposed to plant disease risks.

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