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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.

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Results from Biosafety Research Programmes in Germany

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Impact of Bt Maize on honey bees

Does genetically modified Bt maize pose a risk to honeybees? Stephan Härtel and his team at the University of Würzburg investigated this possibility in a three-year research project. They did not find that Bt maize affected the bees' health in any of these experiments

 

No risk to butterflies from genetically modified Bt maize

A three-year research project was conducted to investigate whether butterflies could be at risk from the cultivation of genetically modified Bt maize.

 

Bt maize: Not a problem for earthworms

The The field trial recorded earthworm density and species composition and compared Bt maize to various conventional varieties. The Bt variety was not found to have any impact on earthworms.

 

Fungus-resistent barley - No effects on beneficial fungi

From 2005 to 2010 in the course of biosafety research, two genetically modified barley lines were tested in the field, greenhouse and laboratory. GMO Safety spoke with Karl-Heinz Kogel from the University of Giessen.

 

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Applying, consulting, and making a decision: The long and winding road to GMO authorisation in EU
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GM Food and Feed: Authorization in the EU
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