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Open Letter to Testbiotech e.V. in Response to its Letter to GRACE

GRACE clearly dismisses the manipulation allegation and provides a response to the toxicology-related criticisms.

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GRACE rejects Testbiotech’s criticisms of GMO feeding study

90-day feeding study with genetically modified MON810 maize does not reveal adverse effects in laboratory animals

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Open Letter to Testbiotech in Response to its Report and Press Release Dated 7-11-2014

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.

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EU research project GRACE publishes first study findings

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.

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Final Opportunity for Comments: Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies

Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies: Written comments will be accepted until June 18, 2014.

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Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies

Final Announcement: Stakeholder Consultation on Animal Feeding Studies and in vitro Studies (Brussels, Belgium on 19 and 20 May 2014)

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Second Consultation Workshop on Animal Feeding and in vitro Studies: Invitation to register

First announcement: Second stakeholder/expert consultation on animal feeding studies and in vitro studies (Brussels, Belgium on 19 and 20 May 2014)

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Online Q&A session: How useful are animal feeding studies in plant research?

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.

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JKI and CEE join forces to develop tools for systematic, unbiased GMO impact assessments

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.

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

Study Plan of the first 90-day feeding trial with MON810 published. It was intensively discussed throughout a stakeholder workshop in December 2012.

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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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