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Monitoring of Animals for Feed-related Risks in the Long Term

Objective

While there are many European scientific activities for each of the items related to either animal health or the occurrence of GM ingredients in animal feed, the proposed MARLON project will be unique in bringing these widely different fields of scientific expertise together for the cross-disciplinary task of developing an epidemiological model for the case-specific monitoring of potential health impacts of GM animal feeds in livestock.
More specifically, the proposed MARLON project will create an inventory of which epidemiological and monitoring initiatives exist, both within and outside the EU, which could provide useful data for the purpose of monitoring for health impacts of animal feeds, in particular those containing GM ingredients, on livestock animals. It will also collate, in a systematized manner, information on the factors that have to be considered when developing an epidemiological model specifically geared towards this purpose. These factors include 1) the possibility to determine the exposure of animals to GM feed ingredients, 2) the health indicators that have to be considered for particular cases of health impacts identified during pre-market risk assessment of the GMOs, 3) the characteristics of the animal feed and livestock production chains. The project also will develop an epidemiological model specifically geared towards establishing links between measured health effects in livestock and their intake of GM ingredients from animal feed.
As previously stated, there are many activities in the EU focusing on the specific items that together constitute the cross-disciplinary research within the proposed MARLON project, but so far none of them has done this in its totality for the specific purpose of linking health impacts in livestock to GM feed consumption.
The proposed MARLON project is to take stock of these initiatives and assess the applicability of the data collected and/or generated by them for the purpose of case-specific monitoring.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 240 036
Administrative Contact
Arjen A. Jongebreur (Mr.)

Participants (10)

AGROBIOINSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 43 888
Address
Bul. Dragan Tzankov 8
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kaloyan Kostov (Dr.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 207
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annegret Körner (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 44 991
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Cocquet (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 892
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jordi De La Cuesta Fernandez (Mr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 522
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 336
Address
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Turhan Alasya (Mr.)
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 217 723
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Augusto Eduardo Guimarães De Medina (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 076
Address
Piazza Cavour 19F
62032 Camerino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Filippini (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 279
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Pla De Sola Morales (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 643
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Ronchi (Prof.)