Bryan Delaney, Ph.D.

DuPont

Bryan Delaney, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer

I am a toxicologist specializing in the safety assessment of foods and food ingredients with more than 20 years of experience in the field. That’s fitting, considering I have a lifelong love of food! I am a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology and a Fellow in the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. My work at DuPont Pioneer is rewarding because as a company, we’re using biotechnology as a tool to improve the most fundamental of human needs – food. I believe we’re making a difference because we’re addressing long term issues like how to feed a growing population on a decreasing amount of land to grow crops.

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Posted on December 31, 2013
Response from Bryan Delaney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer • December 12, 2014
This is not a simple question to answer, since it is pretty much the basis of the entire field of toxicology. To start, though, let me summarize my response to your question.   The composition of GMOs is tested extensively to determine if they are equivalent to the composition of non-GMOs (and therefore equally safe);  GMOs may contain xenobiotic chemicals but are no more likely to contain them than non-GMOs; The presence of xenobiotic chemicals does not mean that they are... Read More
Posted on August 29, 2013
Response from Bryan Delaney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer • December 13, 2013
For your first question, the longest duration of animal studies that we (DuPont Pioneer) conduct is 90 days. The duration of the 90 day study is not unique to foods from GM crops as the duration is the same as with many other types of products. The 90-day duration was prescribed by international scientific authorities at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In addition to the 90-day studies the registrants of new biotech products conduct, a team of... Read More
Posted on August 3, 2013
Response from Bryan Delaney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer • December 13, 2013
The longest duration of animal studies that we (DuPont Pioneer) conduct is 90 days, but it’s important to know that the feeding studies are just one part of the comprehensive testing we undertake for each new trait. The proteins that are expressed in these crops are tested extensively with laboratory studies and computer comparisons to make certain that they are not similar to proteins that are known to be allergenic or otherwise toxic. We also conduct an extensive amount of composition... Read More
Posted on December 8, 2014
Response from Bryan Delaney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer • December 13, 2013
We conduct 90-day rat feeding studies on new biotech traits, which is consistent with the duration of safety studies conducted for many types of products. It’s important to note that this type of study is one component of the comprehensive testing that we conduct. The biotech process, from initial concept to commercialization, can take up to 13 years; more than 50 studies on food, feed and environmental safety are conducted in the regulatory-science phase of the process alone.  ... Read More
Posted on March 17, 2014
Response from Bryan Delaney, Ph.D., Research Fellow, DuPont Pioneer • January 21, 2014
Thank you for your question. I understand your concerns about safety, and as a toxicologist (who loves food!), I can assure you that safety is a high priority for me, too. The body of scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to the safety of biotech crops for people and the planet. Major scientific organizations and regulatory agencies around the world have reviewed the research on GM crops and reached consensus on their safety. More than 1,000 studies on biotechnology are available at... Read More
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