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Monitoring the presence of genetically modified food on the market of the Republic of Croatia.

Cattunar, Albert and Capak, Krunoslav and Žafran Novak, Jelena and Mićović, Vladimir and Doko-Jelinić, Jagoda and Malatestinić, Đulija (2011) Monitoring the presence of genetically modified food on the market of the Republic of Croatia. Collegium Antropologicum, 35 (4). pp. 1231-6. ISSN 0350-6134

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    Croatian abstract

    PRAĆENJE PRISUTNOSTI GENETIČKI PREINAČENE HRANE NA TRŽIŠTU REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE ----- Od početka ljudske vrste ljudi su primjenjivali različite metode za promjenu genetskog materijala bilo biljaka ili životinja kako bi se povećala njihov prinos, kao i za poboljšanje kvalitete i količine hrane. Genetski modificirani organizam (GMO) je organizam u kojem je genetski materijal izmijenjen na način koji se ne pojavljuje prirodnim putem parenjem i/ili prirodnom rekombinacijom. Analiziranje prisutnosti GMO u hrani se radi otkrivanjem prisutnosti ili specifičnih DNA sekvenci umetnutih u genom transgeničnih organizama, ili otkrivanje proteina kao rezultat ekspresije umetnutih DNA. U ovom radu testiranje hrane na prisutnost genetski modificiranih organizama je provedeno u razdoblju 2004–2007 u GMO laboratoriju Hrvatskog zavoda za javno zdravstvo. Prema propisima, među uzorcima u kojima je prisutnost GMO-a otkrivena, svi oni s više s od 0,9% GMO-sadržaja ili su odbijeni na granici ili uklonjeni iz tržišta, jer takva GM hrana mora biti na odgovarajući način označene. Među uzorcima hrane koji su analizirani u 2004: 127 (2,37%) od ukupno 1226 uzoraka sadržavalo je više od 0,9% GMO-a. U 2005 bio je samo jedan od 512 (0,20%) ukupnih uzoraka, u 2006 su 4 od 404 uzoraka (0,99%), te u 2007: 7 od ukupno 655 uzoraka (1,07%) je imalo GMO sadržaj iznad dopuštenog praga od 0,9%.

    English abstract

    From the beginning of the human race people have been applying different methods to change the genetic material of either plants or animals in order to increase their yield as well as to improve the quality and quantity of food. Genetically modified organism (GMO) means an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination. Analysing the presence of GMO in food is done by detecting the presence of either specific DNA sequences inserted in the genome of transgenic organism, or detecting proteins as a result of the expression of the inserted DNA. In this work food testing for the presence of genetically modified organisms was conducted during the period from 2004 to 2007 in the GMO laboratory of the Croatian National Institute of Public Health. According to the regulations, among the samples in which the presence of GMO was detected, all those which had more than 0.9% of GMO content were either rejected from the border or removed from the market, because such GM food has to be appropriately labelled. Among the food samples which were analysed in 2004: 127 (2.37%) of a total of 1226 samples contained more than 0.9% of GMOs; in 2005 there was only one in 512 (0.20%) samples in total; in 2006 there were 4 out of 404 samples (0.99%), and in 2007: 7 of a total of 655 samples (1.07%) had GMO content above the allowed threshold of 0.9%.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Croatia : Food, Genetically Modified/statistics & numerical data
    Divisions: Katedra za zdravstvenu ekologiju i medicinu rada
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Cattunar, Albert
    Capak, Krunoslav
    Žafran Novak, Jelena
    Mićović, Vladimir
    Doko-Jelinić, Jagoda
    Malatestinić, Đulija
    Date: December 2011
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 14:16
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 14:16
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1579

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