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Deliberate releases for field trials

Portugal


 

Deliberate releases of GMOs into the environment for field trials (1992-2008)

 

Releases of transgenic plants

25

 
 

Releases of other GMOs

0

 
 

Total

25

 

 

Plants

GMO field trials have been conducted on the following crops in Portugal:

 

maize

18

 
 

potato

4

 
 

tomato

2

 
 

tasmanian blue gum

1

 

 

Novel traits

GMO field trials in Portugal were set up to examine:

 

 


An EU Research Project

What are the risks of growing GM crops?

What are the benefits?

Numerous studies have addressed the potential impacts of genetically modified (GM) plants. Yet the existing evidence on the effects of GM plants is often contradictory and the quality of scientific research varies widely.

Therefore, the GRACE project will establish new tools for assessing the quality of existing studies and will conduct comprehensive reviews to identify health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of GM plants.

More information


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GMO Soybeans & Sustainability

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Glyphosate in European agriculture

Interview with a farmer



Glyphosate containing herbicides are not only used in fields with GM crops. They also allow conventional farmers to sow directly into stubble fields without ploughing. Glyphosate has replaced mechanical weed control in many crops and has had an important impact on agricultural practices and crop yields in Europe over the past few decades.

Source:
European Glyphosate Task Force

Field Trials: Statistics
Notes:
The EU statistics are based on the number of applications submitted.
It is possible that the statistics include rejected applications or applications that were later withdrawn.
One application can include field trials at more than one site and/or that run over the course of several years. The number of sites at which GM plants are grown is generally considerably higher than the number of applications.
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