European-wide network for systematic GMO impact assessment proposed

October 18, 2012 |

In Germany, the Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ announced that a team of scientists have written in the open access journal “BioRisk,” concerning a proposed framework for a European-wide network for systematic GMO impact assessment (ENSyGMO). The proposed framework aims at improving the regulatory system.  Specific elements of the network are a) methodologies for both indicator and field site selection for GM crop ERA and PMEM, b) an EU-wide typology of agro-environments, c) a pan-European field testing network using GM crops, d) specific hypotheses on GM crop effects, and e) state-of-the art sampling, statistics and modeling approaches.  The proposed framework is aimed at addressing public concerns and to create confidence in the ENSyGMO results.

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