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GMO Risk Assessment and Communication of Evidence

Objective

The project GRACE will
a) elaborate and sustainably implement a transparent framework for the review of GMOs or GM food and feed effects on environment, socio-economics and health and
b) reconsider the design, execution and interpretation of results of animal feeding trials as well as in vitro studies for assessing the safety of GM food and feed.
The framework will create high quality reviewing processes for different fields of GMO impact assessment and address the need for a well documented, transparent and sustainable representation of these reviewing processes. This will provide valuable and accessible information addressing the main issues associated with GMOs and enabling risk assessors, managers, scientists and the general public to reiterate and update their evaluations and conclusions on GMOs. It will adapt recently elaborated methodologies for (systematic) reviewing of the risk assessment information of GMOs and derived food and feed. The quality assessment for all reviewed papers and studies as well as the reviews conducted by the consortium, will be referenced by an open access database and “one-stop-shop” for data and information relevant to GMO risk assessment.
Animal feeding trials and in vitro studies will clarify and compare the scientific added value of 90–day feeding trials with whole foods with advanced state-of-the-art analytical, in vitro and in-silico tools. Suitable animal GMO-feeding models will be investigated, that are based on European (EFSA) and international guidance, and the project will provide guidance for relevant, alternative in vitro cell-based approaches for specific topics within the overall food and feed safety assessment. Available standard or scientifically approved protocols form the basis of the investigations also in the case of the analytical, in-vitro and second in-silico approaches. GRACE will provide guidance for the use and improvement of existing and suggested assessment tools in the field of food and feed safety.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 782 332

Participants (18)

AGROBIOINSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 134 966
Address
Bul. Dragan Tzankov 8
1164 Sofia

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kaloyan Kostov (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 184 756
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lene Birksø Bødskov (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 278 929
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
CENTRE DE RECERCA EN AGRIGENOMICA CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB
Spain
EU contribution
€ 506 200
Address
Parc De Recerca De L Uab Campus Uab Edifici Crag Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Juan Antonio Bermejo (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 166 012
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Romeis (Dr.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 591 423
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annegret Körner (Ms.)
GENIUS GMBH - BIOTECHNOLOGIE BERATUNG UND KOMMUNIKATION
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 044
Address
Robert-bosch Str. 7
64293 Darmstadt

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Minol (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 955
Address
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Decio Ripandelli (Mr.)
INTERDISZIPLINARES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR TECHNIK, ARBEIT UND KULTUR
Austria
EU contribution
€ 299 911
Address
Schloegelgasse 2
8010 Graz

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armin Spoek (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 340 471
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Cocquet (Mr.)
PERSEUS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 120 179
Address
Technologiepark 4
9052 Zwijnaarde

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Rudelsheim (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 501 307
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen A. Jongebreur (Mr.)
JEREMY BRUTON SWEET
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 127
Address
Green Street 6 Willingham
CB4 5JA Cambridge

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Sweet (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 732 781
Address
Limbova 12
833 03 Bratislava

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dagmar Zeljenkova (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 444
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 132 176
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eugenia Barros (Dr.)
BUNDESAMT FUR VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ UND LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Krüger (Ms.)
BIOMATH GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTEMATHEMATISCHE STATISTIK IN BIOLOGIE UND MEDIZIN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Schnickmannstrasse 4
18055 Rostock

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Schmidt (Ms.)