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G-TwYST is a Collaborative Project of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities. The project duration is from 21 April 2014 – 20 April 2018.

 

Work packages

The project consists of 7 work packages:

  1. Project coordination and management
  2. Feed production and plant analysis
  3. Feeing trials
  4. Biostatistics
  5. Scientific value and societal issues
  6. Central access database
  7. Stakeholder engagement, Ccommunication and dissemination

 

Project partners

  • Stiftung Tierärtzliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany, leader of work package 1 and work package 5.
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Germany, leader of work package 2 and work package 6.
  • Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Spain, co-leader of work package 2.
  • Slovak Medical University, Slovakia, leader of work package 3.
  • Roger Alison Ltd., UK, involved in work package 3.
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands, leader of work package 4.
  • Universität Klagenfurt, Biotechnology Research Unit, Austria, leader of work package 7 and co-leader of work package 5.
  • LIS Consult, the Netherlands, co-leader of work package 7.

Read more about the project partners......

 

Advisory Board

G-TwYST has an Advisory Board that monitors the progress of the Project and provides an external objective assessment and recommendations where necessary. The members of the advisory board are:

  • Didier Breyer, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Service de Biosécurité et Biotechnologie, Direction Opérationnelle Expertise, Prestations de service et relations clients, Belgium.
  • Franck Foures, Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (ANSES), Direction de l'évaluation des risques.
  • Kaja Kantorska, European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumers.
  • Annette Pöting, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Unit Food Toxicology, Department Food Safety, Germany.
  • Kerstin Schmidt, BioMath GmbH, Applied Statistics and Informatics in Life Sciences, Germany.
  • Dieter Schrenk, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Department of food chemistry and environmental toxicology, Germany.

 

Organization

 

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Latest news

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Tomorrow‘s food: How GMOs change global farming

30 July 2018

Austrian documentary makers from the media and research platform addendum.org published a version of their documentary "Tomorrow‘s food: How GMOs change global farming" with english subtitles (put subtitles 'on') on their Youtube channel. They included the G-TwYST findings that were presented at the final Conference in Bratislava on April 16, 2018 (between 28:15 and 31:20 in the documentary).

 

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.