Laboratory tests with Lepidoptera to assess non-target effects of Bt maize pollen: analysis of current studies and recommendations for a standardised design


By Andreas Lang, Marina Lee, Matthias Dolek, Julitta Berchtold and Mathias Otto   Abstract: Background and approach: Common standards for laboratory studies of non-target organisms are recognised as prerequisite to assist the risk assessments regarding the evaluation of environmental effects of transgenic crops. Here, …

… read moreLaboratory tests with Lepidoptera to assess non-target effects of Bt maize pollen: analysis of current studies and recommendations for a standardised design


EFSA Consultative Workshop on Draft Guidance on Selection of Comparators for the Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


31 Mar 2011 – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) held a consultative workshop in Brussels on 31 March 2011 to discuss the views of stakeholders on its draft guidance for the selection of Genetically Modified (GM) plant comparators. The workshop brought together various …

… read moreEFSA Consultative Workshop on Draft Guidance on Selection of Comparators for the Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


ENSSER comments on EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants


 29 Apr 2010 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) was founded with the aim to advance science and research for the protection of the environment, biological diversity and human health against negative impacts of new technologies and their …

… read moreENSSER comments on EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants


ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Guidance on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


22 Mar 2010 – The Guidance introduces new principles and concepts for environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants (GMP ERA), in the first place the principle of the “comparative safety assessment” as a reformulation of the “concept of substantial equivalence”. Further, the Guidance …

… read moreENSSER Comments on the EFSA Guidance on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants