GRACE clearly dismisses the manipulation allegation and provides a response to the toxicology-related criticisms.
90-day feeding study with genetically modified MON810 maize does not reveal adverse effects in laboratory animals
Testbiotech criticizes a recently published 90-day feeding study with MON810-maize. GRACE checked its arguments and once again concludes that the results indicate no adverse effects.
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.
Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies: Written comments will be accepted until June 18, 2014.
Final Announcement: Stakeholder Consultation on Animal Feeding Studies and in vitro Studies (Brussels, Belgium on 19 and 20 May 2014)
First announcement: Second stakeholder/expert consultation on animal feeding studies and in vitro studies (Brussels, Belgium on 19 and 20 May 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.
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.
Study Plan of the first 90-day feeding trial with MON810 published. It was intensively discussed throughout a stakeholder workshop in December 2012.
GRACE involves stakeholders in research planning and drawing of conclusions. Read here for more information.
Stakeholder Consultation on Draft Study Plans for Chronic and Sub-chronic Toxicity Studies with GM Maize
Deadline for comments: 20 Dec 2013
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.