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Report puts GMOs under more scrutinyIn a report requested by several federal agencies, the National Academy of Science warns that genetically modified food carries the risk of unintended changes in the allergens, toxins and nutrients in the food which could pose human health risks if consumed. The panel that produced the report said genetic engineering did not appear to be inherently dangerous, but that the process needed some type of new government regulation. The report seemed to be well received by the food industry. Jeffrey Barach, an executive with the National Food Processors Association in Washington, said the report calls for a "science-based" approach to assessing the safety of genetically modified foods, something the industry supports.