GRACE Newsletter March 2015

Recent developments in GRACE, including participatory events, a concluding conference and research outputs.

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New GRACE publication: Improved statistical approaches for better interpretation of feeding trial data

The scientists applied a new approach to statistically analyse data from a toxicity study. This makes it easier to assess whether any significant differences can be considered biologically relevant or not.

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End of discussion? Testbiotech refuses to join public scientific debate

Testbiotech is criticising a GRACE study, but refuses to take part in an open discussion. GRACE no longer sees any basis for continuing the debate with Testbiotech.

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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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Open Scientific Forum


GRACE is inviting experts, stakeholders and interested members of the public to take part in a scientific discussion of the results of its recently published 90-day feeding study with genetically modified MON810 maize.


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Stakeholder Involvement
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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