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Study Plan of the first 90-day feeding trial published.

Feeding trial with rats
Feeding trial with rats
A draft Study Plan regarding the 90-day feeding trial with MON810 was intensively discussed throughout the stakeholder workshop in Vienna in December 2012. Subsequent revisions were based on comments received throughout the workshop and in writing thereafter.

A detailed list of oral and written comments can be found in the Consultation Report, the responses of the GRACE team can be found here.

In order to allow GRACE partners i) to review the Study Plan in light of the received comments and ii) to organize the testing for additional analytes in diet analysis as suggested in the comments, the actual start of the feeding trial was postponed until April 2013 (date of signature: 22/03/2013; date of trial start: 02/04/2013).

As announced in the December 2012 consultation the Study Plan of the first 90-day feeding trial with MON810  is presented herewith in three different versions:

Due to the privacy policy of the Julius Kühn-Institute the names of team members had to be blackened if they have not been published before.

Deviations of the trial performance from the Study Plan will be reported at the GRACE webpage after the reception of the Study Report.

Further Study Plans on other GRACE feeding trials will be made available via the GRACE web page by following the same transparent and retraceable documentation procedure.

GRACE Database

Improving the availability of scientific information on GM plants


The database CADIMA (Central Access Database for Impact Assessment of Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies) contains quality assessed studies and conclusions on the health effects, socio-economic consequences and environmental impacts of GM plants as well as raw data of animal feeding studies and alternative in vitro approaches.

It is currently under development and covers the EU projects GRACE, G-TwYST and PreSto GMO ERA-Net.


CADIMA database