By Mike Ward
Editor, Europe

OXFORD - A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Campaigners for an immediate moratorium on genetically modified foods and feedstuffs last week seized on the publication of data from a Dutch research group working with an artificial gut, claiming that the work casts doubt on the safety of such foods. But rather than undermining the case for GMO foods, Robert Havenaar, the designer of the artificial gut, told BioCentury that the model instead could be used to confirm their safety.