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Título: Association of financial or professional conflict of interest to research outcomes on health risks or nutritional assessment studies of genetically modified products
Autor: Diels, Johan
Cunha, Mario
Manaia, Célia
Sabugosa-Madeira, Bernardo
Silva, Margarida
Palavras-chave: Conflict of interest
Health risk
Nutritional value
Genetically modified plants
GMOs
Data: 2011
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: DIELS, Johan...[et al] - Association of financial or professional conflict of interest to research outcomes on health risks or nutritional assessment studies of genetically modified products. Food Policy. ISSN 0306-9192. Vol. 36 (2011), p. 197–203
Resumo: Since the first commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops in 1994, the rapidly expanding market of genetically modified seeds has given rise to a multibillion dollar industry. This fast growth, fueled by high expectations towards this new commercial technology and shareholder trust in the involved industry, has provided strong incentives for further research and development of new genetically modified plant varieties. Considering, however, the high financial stakes involved, concerns are raised over the influence that conflicts of interest may place upon articles published in peer-reviewed journals that report on health risks or nutritional value of genetically modified food products. In a study involving 94 articles selected through objective criteria, it was found that the existence of either financial or professional conflict of interest was associated to study outcomes that cast genetically modified products in a favorable light (p = 0.005). While financial conflict of interest alone did not correlate with research results (p = 0.631), a strong association was found between author affiliation to industry (professional conflict of interest) and study outcome (p < 0.001). We discuss these results by comparing them to similar studies on conflicts of interest in other areas, such as biomedical sciences, and hypothesize on dynamics that may help explain such connections.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/7585
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2010.11.016
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