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Scientific information used in GMO risk assessment often is difficult to access for external experts as well as for stakeholders. This was and still is particularly true for whole-food toxicity studies conducted in the course of GM food/feed risk assessment and also applies to scientific literature. The lack of detailed information available has impaired the discussions, inspired speculations and effectively hampered progress in the scientific debate.


G-TwYST will therefore make accessible the detailed scientific information including raw data via the open access database CADIMA set up by the FP7 project GRACE. The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in Germany supports the maintenance of this open access database that enables the integration of data from all feeding studies conducted troughout G-TwYST, GRACE and GMO90+ beyond the lifetime of the Project.

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Comments on statistical methods for safety assessment published

March 6, 2018


In safety assessments a large number of non-target effects  has to be analysed statistically. A recent paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry advocates an approach which leads to over-optimistic conclusions. In a recent Correspondence to this journal the concerns about the misapplication of methodology are explained. See: Safety Assessments and Multiplicity Adjustment: Comments on a Recent Paper, available on the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry website at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03686.

Registration for Final Conference open

1 March, 2018


On April 16, 2018 G-TwYST organises a conference on general conclusions and recommendations from three scientific projects: G-TwYST, GRACE and GMO90+. Registration for this conference is compulsory and can be done by completing the registration form at the G-TwYST website. Registration is open until April 6, 2018.

More information, including a preliminary programme, is available on the G-TwYST Final Conference webpage.