Transgenic plants are cultivated on a large scale worldwide, and most of the harvested products are fed to domestic animals. By gathering together more than 150 feeding studies with food-producing animals and covering both first- and second-generation transgenic plants, this book provides the first central resource of this information for researchers, students, policy makers and all those who are interested in future developments in the field.
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Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction and Background – Challenges and Limitations of GM Plants for Animal Nutrition 2. Fundamentals of Plant Biotechnology 3. Guidance Documents for Nutritional and Safety Assessment of Feeds from GM Plants 4. Compositional Analysis for Nutritional and Safety Assessment of Feeds from GM Plants 5. Types of Feeding Studies for Nutritional and Safety Assessment of Feeds from GM Plants 6. Feeding Studies with First-generation GM Plants (Input Traits) with Food-producing Animals 7. Feeding Studies with Second-generation GM Plants (Output Traits) with Food-producing Animals 8. Long-term and Multi-generational Animal Feeding Studies 9. The Fate of Transgenic DNA and Newly Expressed Proteins 10. Influence of Feeds from GM Plants on Composition/Quality of Food of Animal Origin 11. Feed Additives Produced by GM Microorganisms (GMMs) 12. The Pipeline of GM Crops for Improved Animal Feed: Challenges for Commercial Use 13. Cultivation and Developments in the Field of GM Plants in Asia 14. Socio-economic Aspects of Growing GM Crops 15. Public Acceptance of GM Plants