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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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29 October 2010
Biotechnology: EU Commission for 0.1 per cent tolerance in feed
The EU Commission has presented its long-promised recommendation for tolerable magnitudes of unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agricultural imports: in the future, unintentional impurities should be permitted up to 0.1 per cent – but only for feed. Member States have yet to agree.

22 October 2010
Biotech in fruit and vegetables: a lot of research, few approval
A multitude of plants bearing fruit and vegetables is the subject of research world-wide. Many plants developed in this manner with new traits have been tested successfully in greenhouses and in field trials. However, few endeavours currently are made towards the commercial use of such types of fruit and vegetables, as indicated by a study published in the current issue of the professional journal Nature Biotechnology.

15 October 2010
International GMO liability treaty: agreement after six years
After six years of intense negotiations, parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety finally agreed on a new international treaty in Nagoya, Japan. According to the treaty, countries that import genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and plant them will now have a legal claim to redress in case of damage to their biodiversity.


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An overview of European consumer polls on attitudes to GMOs
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