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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.

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Latest News

18 December 2008
USA: Better monitoring needed of GM plants undergoing testing
US agencies responsible for genetically modified plants need to work together better and carry out more inspections. That would help prevent unauthorised GM plants getting into food and feed chains in future. Six such cases have been reported in the USA since 2000.

09 December 2008
GM starch potatoes: Controversy over authorisation intensifying
The decision to authorise a transgenic potato with modified starch content (Amflora) has once again been delayed. That means that the potato will not be cultivated in the EU in 2009, either.

08 December 2008
No U-turn: EU Environmental Ministers agree on GMOs
In contrast to indications by some Member States, no fundamental changes will be made to the approval process for genetically modified plants in the EU.

08 December 2008
Cuba: Going for green gene technology
The country hopes that by using GM crops, it will break loose of its dependency on agricultural imports.

05 December 2008
EU Commission: Genetically modified soybean authorised in the EU
Last week the EU Commission has authorised the import of the genetically modified RoundupReady2 soybean as well as food and feed products derived from it.

01 December 2008
USA: GM maize for production of bioethanol nearing authorisation
A type of GM maize, optimised for the production of bioethanol, is close to being authorised in the U.S.

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