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New EU project to assess and monitor the impacts of genetically modified plants on agro-ecosystems

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Date: 10/04/2012

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A consortium of 22 partners located in 15 EU countries will investigate genetically modified plants (GMPs) and their eventual impacts in the natural environment. The scientific activities will consist of case studies of maize and potato, the two GM crops currently approved for cultivation in the EU, and surveys in non-GM agro-ecosystems. The final outcome will include a network of EU representative sites for pre-market risk assessment and long-term monitoring studies, a set of standardised testing methods and a geographical information system integrating relevant datasets, protocols and tools to help EU decision-makers.

(via agro.biodiver.se, 17/03/2011)

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