New regulations needed for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants

Experts at Testbiotech call for introduction of crash tests
Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Straßburg and Munich. - The experts at Testbiotech are for the first time going public with their new risk assessment concept for transgenic plants. Their report reveals a lack of safety testing in the risk assessment of genetically engineered plants. Safety testing needs to be updated to reflect current research standards. Testbiotech calls for the introduction of crash tests for genetically engineered plants. Today it is handed over to Corinne Lepage, 1st Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament and former French Environment minister.


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Testbiotech e.V. Institute for Impact Assessment of Biotechnology
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