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Ecological and environmental biosafety assessment of novel plant and microbial biotechnology products

Objective

Innovative biotechnology products based on novel crops and bio inoculants offer an alternative to current agricultural practices that are damaging to the environment, and so have the potential to contribute to sustainability within theatre-food sector. Despite the benefits, public acceptance of Gomes is problematic. Consequently the objectives of this proposal are to
1) assess the ecological impact of GM plants with commercially relevant traits under field conditions, and
2) develop, test and assess the ecological impact of bio inoculants to replace the inputs of agric-chemicals that are deleterious to the environment. An integrated multidisciplinary Cluster Project including industrial partners will achieve these objectives. This Cluster Project will provide new scientific information to address current public concerns on Gomes and help improve the use and perception of plant and microbial biotechnology for the benefit of Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
42,Kardinaal Mercierlaan 92
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

Participants (16)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse 1Bètiment 23
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
43,Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 , Bat 741
69622 Villeurbanne
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
1,Profesor Albareda 1
18008 Granada
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS (IFAP)
France
Address
Rue St. Lazare 60
75009 Paris
IRISH SUGAR COMPANY PLC
Ireland
Address
Athy Road
2 Dublin
John Innes Centre
United Kingdom
Address
Sainsbury Laboratory Colney Lane
NR4 7UH Norwich
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Wassenaarseweg 72
2300 RA Leiden
LIPHA SA
France
Address
37 Rue St Romain
69008 Lyon
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
2,Universitaetstrasse 2
8092 Zurich
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Israel
Address

76100 Rehovot
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
Italy
Address
80,Via Del Borghetto 80
56124 Pisa
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
43 Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 , Bat 741
69622 Villeurbanne
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment De Biologie
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham