Transgenic animals 'could harm environment'
The report — released on 21 August — lists the possible environmental threats of genetically modified animals on natural ecosystems at the top of scientific concerns associated with animal biotechnology.
The committee also said that it had a "moderate level" of concern that proteins introduced into transgenic animals could cause allergic reactions if eaten by people.
Link to Nature news story
Reference: Nature 418, 805 (2002)