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Public Perception of Genetically modified Animals - Science, Utility and Society

Objective

PEGASUS aims to provide policy support regarding the development, implementation and commercialisation of GM animals, and derivative foods. The results will contribute to the FP7 KBBE by integrating existing social, (including existing public perception) environmental and economic knowledge regarding GM animals. The use of GM in farmed animals (aquatic and terrestrial) will be reviewed. A foresight exercise will be conducted to predict future developments. Two case studies (1 aquatic, 1 terrestrial) will be applied to identify the pro’s and con’s of GM animals from the perspectives of the production chain (economics, agri-food sector) and the life sciences (human and animal health, environmental impact, animal welfare, sustainable production). Ethical and policy concerns will be refined through application of combined ethical matrix and policy workshops involving EU and non-EU stakeholders. The case studies will be used to demonstrate best practice in public engagement in the policy process. The activities will provide European policy support regarding GM animals and the foods derived from them, taking into account public perceptions, the competitiveness of EU animal production, and risk-benefit assessments linked with human and animal health, environmental impact, and sustainable production. A final stakeholder dissemination workshop will disseminate the results to the EU policy community.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2008-2B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 164 139,95
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 498
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marta Vanini (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 885
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jelte B. Zeilstra (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 60 735
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Le Brenn (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 053
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 581
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
AGROBIOINSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 30 495
Address
Bul. Dragan Tzankov 8
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Atanas Atanassov (Prof.)
AGRIBIOTECH FOUNDATION
India
EU contribution
€ 32 635
Address
Rajendranagr
500 030 Hyderabad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pakki Reddy Giddaluri (Prof.)
PERSEUS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 882
Address
Technologiepark 4
9052 Zwijnaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Rudelsheim (Dr.)
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 611,04
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 79 511
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 71 062,01
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Oude Lansink (Ms.)