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On 16-17 December 2014 G-TwYST organised a worskhop in Vienna to discuss draft study plans with stakeholders. Some 700 stakeholder contacts representing

Competent Authorities, both at the EU and the national level of all 28 Member States, industry, farming and professional organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs) and scientists in received a safe-the-dat note in September 2014 followed by a more detailed invitation with a preliminary agenda in October. Participation in the workshop was open to anyone representing one of the stakeholder categories mentioned above

 

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41 stakeholders from 14 Member States, USA and Norway participated in the workshop. The graphic indicates the participation of the different stakeholder groups.

 

Stakeholders were encouraged to submit written comments after the workshop. We received a total of more than 100 comments. All comments were carefully considered and replied to by members of the G-TwYST team.

 

This has resulted in a number of documents that are  available for download:

 

G-TwYST presentations held on 16 & 17 December 2014 in Vienna:

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G-TwYST Conclusions & Recommendations

29 April 2018

 

At a Conference held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 16 April 2018, G-TwYST presented draft conclusions and recommendations regarding guidance on the design, conduct, interpretation, and analysis of animal feeding studies and their value for GMO risk assessment. A final version of G-TwYST Conclusions and Recommendations can be downloaded here.

Final programme 28/29 March available

18 March 2018

The final programma for the G-TwYST stakeholder consultation workshop on March 28 and 29 in Antwerp is available now and can be downloaded here.

 

This workshop, which is open for interested stakeholders, will focus on the draft results of a 90-day feeding study with 50% inclusion rate of GM maize NK603, as well as a combined chronic toxicity and carcinogenicity feeding study and the overall draft conclusions. Also included in the scope would be proposed quality criteria for whole-food animal feeding studies, and preliminary conclusions on the scientific value of such studies for GMO risk assessment. An additional agenda item will be insights from an analysis of scientific controversies around animal feeding studies including the GMO case.

 

 

Written comments, including from interested parties not able to attend, are welcome, and should be submitted before 6 April. Please, note, due to the tight schedule of the final phase of the project, this will be a firm deadline.