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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.

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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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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.