10/10/2014 EU research project GRACE publishes first study findings. The scientists conducted a 90-day feeding trial on rats. The results showed that the two GM maize varieties tested did not trigger any negative effects in the trial animals.
05/22/2014 Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies: Written comments will be accepted until June 18, 2014.
01/17/2014 How useful are animal feeding studies in plant research? At an online Q&A session Wendy Harwood from the John Innes Centre and two experts from the GRACE project (Professor Joachim Schiemann and Professor Pablo Steinberg) responded to questions around this topic.
12/19/2013 The Julius Kühn-Institut and the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) have agreed to pool their efforts to improve and promote evidence synthesis methodology. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed in mid-December 2013.


GRACE in brief

GRACE is an EU FP7 research project with two key research objectives: Assessing health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of GM plants (risks and benefits) and testing various types of animal feeding trials and alternative in-vitro methods for health risk assessments of GM food and feed.

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Stakeholder and User Engagement

GRACE has an explicit focus on stakeholder and user engagement which is reflected by a dedicated work package. Stakeholders are involved in the planning stage of our research and in the interpretation of results and in drawing conclusions.

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Stakeholder Involvement

GRACE involves stakeholders in research planning and drawing of conclusions. Read here for more information.


Current Consultation(s)

Second Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies
19-20 May 2014



Last Consultation

Stakeholder Consultation on Draft Study Plans for Chronic and Sub-chronic Toxicity Studies with GM Maize
Deadline for comments: 20 Dec 2013

GRACE Database

Improving the availability of scientific information on GM plants


The database (currently under development) will contain quality assessed studies and conclusions on the health effects, socio-economic consequences and environmental impacts of GM plants.


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