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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:59 AM

GMO & Food Safety

Taking place:
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM UK Time
This is a 10.00 AM Eastern US Start
 
Presenter:
Dr. Yasser Moustafa Mohamed, Quality Assurance Manager

 

Webinar Overview:
This webinar presents an introduction into Genetically Modified Organisms and Foods; including:
 

- What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods?

- Why are GM foods produced?

- Are GM foods assessed differently from traditional foods?

- How are the potential risks to human health determined?

- What are the main issues of concern for human health?

- What are the issues of concern for the environment?

- Are GM foods safe?

- What kind of GM foods are on the market internationally?

- Have GM products on the international market passed a risk assessment?

- What further developments can be expected in the area of GMOs? 

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:07 PM

Unedited chat log from today's live webinar.

 

Thanks for joining us today it was fun..see you for more Food Safety Fridays webinars in 2016. :smile:

 

 Mohamadkansoun: hello
 houda: hi houda from morocco
 Michelle: Good morning from Minnesota USA!
 YOUSSEF: Hello
 Florin: hi from Romania
 Ka: Hello
 Mohamadkansoun: we are waiting you from lebanon
 Ehab: hello
 Phillip: hello. Phillip in london
 Torjo: Good Morning From Guadalajara, México
 Christi: Good Morning from Chilly Minnesota
 Claudio: Hello there!
 Scott Wright: Good morning from Saskatchewan Canada
 Rose Fox: Good morning
 latif: Hi, Latif from Scunthorpe, UK
 Pavan: Hello, Good Evening 
 Rose Fox: US
 Laura: Hi from Ontario, Canada
 sakka eleni: hello from Greece 
 Junaid: Hy
 Alyssa: Greetings from sunny New Mexico
 Marina: HI
 Nancy: Good morning from Northern California
 Junaid: From pakistan
 Evan: You look so handsome, Simon
 Herbert: Hello from Indianapolis, USA
 YOUSSEF: Merry Christmas Simon
 Christi: Good Morning Santa!
 Donnell: Good Morning from New York
 Brenda Marshall: I love it Santa, made me smile
 Tatyana Filiukova: Hello! Tatyana from Belarus
 Jeannie: Good morning from California
 Karim: Simon you are smart. good evening from Uganda
 Gwynne: Hi from South Africa
 Bev McKnight: Good Morning from Southern California!
 maria lynn yee francisco: hi everyone, maria lynn yee  francisco, philippines
 Lina: Hi from US
 Christi: Absolutly!!
 Nicole: just wonderful..love it!
 Manish: Hello everyone! This is manish from Nepal
 Jessica Butler: good morning everyone
 Milynda: Good morning Milynda from Jamaica
 vsvivek: wonderful oufit
 Lina: love the outfit!
 Kelly: Seasons greetings from Canada
 Miguel Gamboa: Hello everyone from Las Vegas
 Torjo: Hohohoho!
 David Levy: SHALOM Everybody from ISRAEL!
 Eva: Hello from Madrid
 Mark MALE: Hello everyone, Mark in DR. Congo
 lahcen: hi everybody..lahcen from Montreal
 Teresa: Olá from Oporto Portugal
 ATHANASIOS: Good afternoonfrom Greece
 Victoria Ufford: Seasons greetings from  Barbados Flour Mills!!
 Brent: Merry Christmas from Calgary, Canada
 Karim: Hi there, Karim from uganda
 morad: hello from cairo, egypt
 vsvivek: slide quality poor
 jia wei: testing
 Christi: Yes
 Nicole: In the US we are, even when we dont know it
 Brent: i agree..very blurry
 Alyssa: As long as Monsato is around....
 Larbi: yes
 Nicole: Alyssa.. so true
 Carole: Hello from Connecticut
 Carole: and yes
 Nurdalila: Hello! I wonder why the slide is not clear? :) Cannot read
 Larbi: Did GMO lead to allergy reactions
 Teresa: I  prefer to have the choice of choosing what I want to eat. Here In Europe fortunatelely we are already a little protected
 Claudio: SANTA COME BACK!
 vsvivek: please check the silde quality very poor
 baskaran: Presentation slide  is blurred. Not visible 
 Faith : Hello From Houston Texas 
 LANARO: Hello from Uruguay
 Christine Tran: SANTA WHERE ARE YOU?
 Ines martinez bernie: Hi From Uruguay!
 Simon Timperley: Ho Ho Ho
 Laura: slides are fine,  check your computer
 Donnell: The slides are very clear to me
 vsvivek: Now slide quality is very good
 Grace : Hello Grace in England
 Donnell: Slides are good
 Francina: Hello from South Africa
 Edsangela: Can you please check the slides? they are burry
 Nicole: Yes
 Nicole: my slides are not blurry
 Narine : hello from Montreal
 Simon Timperley: blurry slides is your connection or download speed
 Narine : My slides are blurry
 Michael: Mine too
 Donnell: My slides are cystal clear
 Francina: My slides are blurry too
 Michael: Ok now
 Francina: Ok now. Thank you
 Florin: michael jackson
 Carole: is a copy of the presentation typically available after the webinar?
 Simon Timperley: Today's webinar is being recorded; we will send the slides and video within 24 hours.
 Carole: Thank you!
 Kim: Good Morning from Ottawa, canada
 Francina: That will be great. Thank you!
 Agnieszka Wlodarczyk: Good afternnon from Corby, UK
 Simon Timperley: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening and Hello Australia.
 Pavan: thanks
 Bev McKnight: Is a Certificate of Attendance also available at the end of the webinar?
 Simon Timperley: yes it is Bev
 Nurdalila: Thank you! I'm really appreciate it! :D
 Bev McKnight: Thank you!  
 Steve: I thought Santa was located in the North Pole? Vacationing in Australia?
 Simon Timperley: I wish Steve
 Simon Timperley: Either is preferable to Manchester
 Carole: The state of Vermont in the U.S. is now requiring GM labelling beginning mid 2016.  
 Alyssa: Way to go Vermont.  Was that due to public pressure on the govern?
 Adebola : Hello from Maryland, USA 
 Mohamadkansoun: this is my facebook link for whom is intersted for to discuss
 Carole: The state decided to do it as they believe it's important.  Other states may follow.  
 Manish: Role of substantial equivalence in safety assessment of GMOs??
 Simon Timperley: You can also go to the ifsqn forum and discuss GMO and all food safety www.ifsqn.com/forum
 Karim: i havent come across a product thats labelled and clearly showing its genetically modified.. has anyone come across such a labe?? 
 Karim: * has anyone come across such a label??
 houda: neither me
 Christi: Is a supplier required to test for GMO, it would be up to them to tell you if their product contained a GMO?
 Michael: All customers we have require a declaration  statement stating that the product is not GMO 
 Christi: How do you know, you said even naturally occurring changes can be positive or negative?
 ZAHIR: what if the transfer gene mutate?
 Esther: Is there any assesment made regarding meat that comes from an animal that has been fed With GMO feeding stuff?
 Nicole: have you been following GMO food in wheat and links to glutean intolerances and cyliac diesease?
 Wayne: The USDA just approved GMO salmon and the labeling of them
 Akbar: so, there are absolutely no risk for gmo?
 Wayne: We have not studied it long enough to make a general statement that it is safe
 Christi: So the FAO and WHO information is over 10 years old? Is it still valid?
 houda: so mean we can't talk about food safety when it concern GMO
 Wayne: No effect to date, foes not mean there will not be somethisng down the road
 Florin: exactly, Wayne!
 Nicole: No Risk sounds fine but how about long term research data..now some round up ready weeds in crops are alredy showing resistance to the highest levels of pesticides? and this is not an environmental problem that will eventually affect humans
 Christi: How can you know as of yet?
 Laura: I also agree Wayne
 YOUSSEF: It safe uptill now
 Scott Wright: Nicole herbicide resistance in no different that any plant adapting and evolving to live an any environment.  
 Nicole: Agreed Christi
 Brenda Marshall: It makes me want to continue my own gardening. At least I know it is just a potato.
 Chris: Can we know what affects this products will have when grown and/or raised in our environments
 Christi: Brenda, Unless they are growing GMO potato's across the road...
 Wayne: Brenda, good idea about your own organics
 Alyssa: It seems like an increase in food allergies or intolerances. Hormones in foods and GMO's? 
 Vinh: Can we know that which vegetable that need a GMO test report i/o GMO statement?
 Wayne: If you have a GMO crop that is pollenated by the same bees that pollenate a non-GMO ctop, id there transfer of genetic material??
 Nicole: Ho Ho Ho
 Carlos: LOL
 Lina: hahahaha love it!
 houda: lol
 YOUSSEF: Yes love it
 Kim: I love it ha ha!!!
 Bob: weed for the reindeer?
 Aliyu: Good evenig from Abuja, nigeria
 Alyssa: If xxxx scientist agree that it is safe, why is the US govern. so resistant to label GMO food?  76%?
 Wayne: Californiia will as well
 Carole: Is that why Rudolph's nose is red?
 Wayne: And there is talk about New Hampshire
 Carole: VErmont Labeling Rule for GMO is Effective July 1, 2016
 Rose Fox: We have started preparing in TN for 2016 requirements
 Nicole: In the US only is the supplier uses a Non_GMO label
 Phillip: Simon I have it on good authority that aubergines in india are genetiically modified for caterpillar control. If these aubergines are imported into the uk, can we then say the uk is gmo free?
 tina beigi: Can we get the Power point slides?
 Steve: You can put GMO statements requirements into your vendor approval process
 tina beigi: Can we get the powerpoint slides?
 Teresa: Thank you Mr. Yasser for your clear and objective presentation, you put and review things very clear
 Wayne: GMO and Irradiation scares more Americans that science can convince them of no risk
 Grace: Hello   all! Grace from Nigeria
 David Levy: Thanks Yasser and Simon!
 Rose Fox: How will we hold farmers accountable? Testing or monitoring?
 Rose Fox: accountable for correct informatin
 morad: many thanks to dr / yasser
 Carlos: Esther's question "Is there any assesment made regarding meat that comes from an animal that has been fed With GMO feeding stuff?" is quite pertinent. Can we have an opinion?
 Peter Annan : good presentation
 JAVIER SOLIZ: Has anyone noticed that Simon is wearing glasses?
 Scott Wright: Science uis based on the need to prove a point (reject the null hypothesis) while public opinion needs only the opinion (informed or not)....
 morad: does anyone have a tamblete for GMO risk assessment?
 Nicole: lobbyist back the US gov't
 YOUSSEF: Good presentation dr Yasser
 Florin: depends of the food that they are feeding
 YOUSSEF: It may need many years later to prove or not it safe
 Christi: Is growth hormone in poultry considered a GMO?
 Teresa: How many years appear for the first time de GMO's?
 Francina: At what point should a food product be tested to see if it is GM or not?
 Carlota: How USA / Canada comply with European Regulation to export to?
 Edsangela: Is chicken considered gm food?
 Wayne: Since Gregor Mendel in the 1880!!
 Alyssa: genetics
 Laura: where is GM rice grown? Any specific region?
 Wayne: Mendel, father of modern genetics
 Afton: At what point should a food product be tested to see if it is GM or not?
 Teresa: Thank you the answer, so we have a little time of GMo?s in our lives to realy know what will be the possible effects in our health (increasing cncers, etc)?
 baskaran: if chicken feed with gmo foods. chicken will be considered label as fed with chicken
 morad: to which level of GM in food are affect the safety of food especilly for sensitive people?
 Pavan: what is the side effect of GM foods
 Karim: i havent see a product labelled that its a gmo. any example of that product please
 Phillip: Is there any GMO cucumbers or peppers?
 Laetitia: if a processing aids is a GMO and you don't find it in the end products, is it considered as GMO?
 JAVIER SOLIZ: Pavan.... the side effects of GM foods is Donald Trump.
 Claudio: It is estimated the world population will double up by 2050. GMO foods will be the solution to guaratee food for everyone? 
 Carole: how many years are needed before we make an accurate risk assessment to GMO foods.  It's been near 16 years.. how can we measure the long term effects?
 Gwynne: Has any time been established for changing from GM crops to organic crops?  Thinking of soil characteristics.
 Aliyu: Sorry, I joined the webinar late but is there any analytical technique available to distinguish between GMO products and the natural ones?
 Teresa: Are some studies related incresing cancer and other dieases related to the use of GMO's?
 Pavan: hmm
 Pavan: yes
 Teresa: Are some studies related incresing cancer and other dieases related to the use of GMO's?
 ZAHIR: Is it possible that the transfer gene will mutate to different form?
 Shahid Lateef: what would be scientific impact of gmo as human food
 Christi: ClaudioSo is that our choice, take the risk of GMO foods or starve to death?
 Edsangela: Is there any possibility for a human to get deadly diseases from GMO products?
 baskaran: If chicken feed with GMO Food. Will it be considered as GMO products 
 Nikita: The chicken itself is not genetically modified and will not be a GM organism
 Francina: Can we get a list of countries that have approved GM products? For instance, South Africa has only approved corn and soy.
 Brenda Marshall: We are our own worst enemy
 Bob: GMOs will be much cheaper...
 JAVIER SOLIZ: There is currently enough food to feed everyone on this planet.  Yet not everyone on this planet has the money to buy food.
 Christi: Normal people are looking at what they can afford.
 Alyssa: TY! :)
 Dan: Thank you
 Phillip: Thank you for the wonderful presentation Yasser. please send us the link to the presentation.
 Nura: Thank you
 Herbert: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!!
 Teresa: Thank you Mr. Yasser and Simon
 Pavan: Most of us are consuming GM foods
 isidroSIlva: thank you
 jia wei: thanks for the presentation
 Christi: Awesome Yasser
 Donnell: Good presentation
 Rose Fox: Great webinar
 Ines martinez bernie: Thank you Dr. Yasser!!
 Carlos: Happy Holidays!
 Aliyu: Thank you Simon and Yasser
 Ines martinez bernie: Thank you Simon, Merry Christmas!!
 YOUSSEF: Thanks dr Yasser and Merry Christmass to all
 Teresa: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
 Jesus Esparza: thanks
 Francina: Thank you for an informative presentation.
 John: Thank you
 JAVIER SOLIZ: I wish all a safe holiday break from reality!

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