Food Standards Australia New Zealand rebuttal to the recent paper by Heinemann et al. on siRNA safety assessment
The 24th of May FSANZ responded to the recent article by Heinemann et al. that challenged the safety of RNA-based GM crops. Here is the link to the FSANZ response. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/gmfood/Pages/Response-to-Heinemann-et-al-on-the-regulation-of-GM-crops-and-foods-developed-using-gene-silencing.aspx. The Full response is available at: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/gmfood/Documents/Heinemann%20Response%20210513.pdf
Here is a link to the article by Heinemann et al. published in the May 2013 issue of Environment International, "A comparative evaluation of the regulation of GM crops or products containing dsRNA and suggested improvements to risk assessments".
And here is the link to a detailed analysis of the EMBRAPA GM bean biosafety, with figures and text in Portuguese (http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/05/a-interferencia-de-rna-e-um-processo.html), as well as a link to another rebuttal written by the CTNBio president, Prof. Flavio Finardi, also in Portuguese (http://cienciahoje.uol.com.br/blogues/bussola/2013/04/dsRNA%20-Flavio%20Finardi.pdf)