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Stakeholder input wanted: survey on research needs for assessing GMO impacts 

Shaping the Future of GMO Research

Stakeholder with interests in the risk and/or benefit assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are invited to take part in an online survey.

The aim of this survey is to identify which research needs should be prioritised, thereby contributing to the commissioning of research on the health, environment and economic impacts of GMOs.

The survey will close on 15th July 2015.

More information and access to the online survey

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GMO Database

Genetically Modified Food and Feed: Authorization in the EU.

Many genetically modified plants have already been approved for use in food and feed in the EU. Additional applications are awaiting decisions.

This database contains information about every genetically modified plant that has been approved or is awaiting approval in the EU. Information on the food and feed produced from the respective GM plant is also available.

  • Overview of application status

  • Short description of the GM plant (Event)

  • Short description of the safety evaluation (EFSA; European Food Safety Authority)

  • All publicly available documents


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1. Search by crop and approval status

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Authorisation no longer valid
Application withdrawn
Authorisation not accepted

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Animation: The Authorisation Process in Motion!

Applying, consulting, and making a decision: The long and winding road to GMO authorisation in the EU
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Status of Proceedings 
If applications and authorisations are complete, all three icons are shaded.
Risk assessment report: Applications have completed safety evaluations, but are still awaiting an approval decision.
Valid authorisation: Applications have received authorisation according to current regulations (as of 2004)
Notified as "existing product": Authorisation granted according to former regulations; decision remains effective following a review (considered an "existing product").

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