SPECIAL care should be taken to make sure that GM cotton fibres do not pose a health risk when used in medical products, the European Union's Scientific Steering Committee, which advises the European Commission on legislation, has said.

Although it has concluded that there is presently "no reason or evidence" to suppose that at present genetically modified (GM) cotton fibres are any different from non-GM cotton when used in products that interact intimately with the skin, it has added that future GM products should be assessed on a ...

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