Genetically Modified Crops: molecular and regulatory facts
Official GMO-Watch Homepage
the updated report you find here:
Report as pdf file (5,6 Mb)
Report as zip file (1,8 Mb)
The general objective of the centre for Biosafety Assessment, Technology
and Sustainability (BATS) has been to make available ressources for
the impact assessment and the regulatory management of biotechnology
applications. The main activities have been the elaboration, processing
and communication of impact-oriented and regulatory-relevant knowledge.
The internet site gmo-watch is an important project within this general
objective in that it provides resources for the regulatory management
of GMO food, in particular for the detection and tracing of GMO food.
To start with, the site will contain the following elements:
- A semi-yearly updated report on GMOs with the following content:
- Transformation methods and genetic elements
- Survey of the genetic elements (list of promoters, list of
introduced genes, list of terminators, plasmid or T-DNA region
maps, organisation of insert in the plant genome)
- Information on important GMO regulatory systems
- Plasmid or T-DNA maps for each event
- A daily news clipping service (checkbiotech.org).
As convenient any other valuable technical information may be added
to the site.
The report is generated automatically from a database maintained
at the centre BATS. A template selects the data from the database
and transforms it into the document that is accessible on the internet.
The data for distinct crop plants is presented in the form of a fact
The centre BATS provides the following services:
- Maintenance of the internet site gmo-watch.org
- Maintenance and updating of the database,
- Compilation of the daily news,
- Periodical updates of the report on GMOs (e.g. semi-yearly) and
- Quality assurance of data.
See also: GMO-Watch: Laboratories
and Foods derived from genetically modified organisms and detection methods