Animal feeding studies add limited value to GM Plant risk assessment

No health risks, including no carcinogenicity, were found for the GM maize tested, reaffirming the conclusions of previous risk assessments.

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Should GM crops be grown in the EU? Let the countries decide for themselves (press release)

The cultivation of genetically modified crops has long been a contentious issue in the European Union. Now a group of biotech specialists and legal experts propose a mechanism to take the political edge out of the authorization process.

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GRACE publication on Transcriptomics

Scientists form the GRACE consortium evaluated gene expression in rat intestinal tissues based on mandatory 90-day rodent feeding studies. No biological response to the GM-diet was observed.

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COGEM: Value and pitfalls of stakeholder consultations

The Dutch Commission on Genetic Modification assessed the value and possible pitfalls of stakeholder participation based on experiences in and results of the GRACE project.

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GRACE published its 1-year feeding trial with a GM maize MON810 variety

MON810 maize at a level of up to 33 % in the diet did not induce adverse effects in male and female Wistar Han RCC rats after a chronic exposure.

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Open Letters in response to criticism raised by Austrian authorities

Detailed response from the GRACE team to comments of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) on the final project report of GRACE and the following response from AGES.

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GRACE published its final conclusions and recommendations

Conclusions and recommendations on animal feeding trials and alternative approaches and on the use of systematic reviews and evidence maps for GMO impact assessment.

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Final results and recommendations of the EU research project GRACE

Scientific value of feeding trials and alternative approaches for GMO safety assessment and improved methods for risk/benefit assessments.

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Can systematic reviews inform GMO risk assessment and management?

The recent GRACE paper concludes that systematic reviews can provide robust answers to scientific questions compatible with the demands of GMO risk assessment and management.

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Stakeholder Involvement

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


New Stakeholder Consultation Reports:


Consultation on Good Review Practice in GMO Impact Assessment


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