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Related projects

Project name: Project description:
EC Research Project SMT4-CT96-2072
"Development of Methods to Identify Foods Produced by Means of Genetic Engineering" (DMIF-GEN)
Involves qualitative work on GMO detection. More information under:
EC Research Project QPCRGMOFood:
"Reliable standardised, specific, quantitative detection of genetically modified food"
Involves standardisation of quantitative GMO detection methods.
Tender DG XXIV/98/A3/001 concerning the
"Development of Detection Methods for the Identification of GMOs in Foods and Food Ingredient"

A small project primarily concerned with validation tests.

BATS-Report 2/97: "Foods derived from Genetically Modified Organism and Detection Methods"
Overview report over approved GMOs, genetic elements and detection methods.
European Network "safety assessment of genetically modified food crops" (ENTRANSFOOD)
Thematic network to identify the key issues of safety evaluation of GMOs. Communication among participants of FP5 and other in GMO involved organisations.
EC Research Project QLK1-CT-2001-02373
"Development of Quantitative and Qualitative Molecular Biological Methods to Identify Plant and Animal Species in Foods" (MOL-SPEC)
Involves the development of detection methods to identify specific plant and animal species in foods. More information under:
5th EU Framework programme
7 interrelated research Programmes run by the European Commission over the period 1998-2002.
Thematic Programme 1: Quality of Life & Management of Living Resources
Thematic Programme 3: Competitive and Sustainable Growth
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Government Agencies

Agency name: Link & Description:
Canada: Food program of Health Canada
Czech Republic: Food Research Institute (FRIP)
Germany: Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine (BgVV)
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF Japan)
Slovakia: Food Research Institute (VUP)
Spain: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)
Sweden: National Food Administration (NFA)
Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - Food Safety (SFOPH)
UK: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK: Food Standards Agency
USA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
APHIS is a part of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USA: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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GMO Watch
Provides resources for the regulatory management of GMO food, in particular for the detection and tracing of GMO food.

Deliberate field trials in the EU

Deliberate field trials notified under part B of Directive 90/220/EEC. Listed from the JRC after plant or country.

USDA/APHIS petitions

The Federal Register, product approvals by USDA/APHIS (US regulatory agency), current status of petitions.

Council Directive 90/219/EEC
Council Directive 90/219/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms..
Council Directive 90/220/EEC
Council Directive 90/220/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms.
Growth Documents
Various information sources of the Growth programme.
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Services & Portals

Service name: Link & Description:
NCBI GenBank (NCBI) Sequence-database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information
Food Biotechnology Communications Network
AgBios database (AgBios) Database on GM crops with complete descriptions for approved crops
Provides resources for the regulatory management of GMO food, in particular for the detection and tracing of GMO food.
JRC-Detection-database (Detection) “Database on methods for detection, identification and quantification of GMO’s”. From IHCP, JRC.
National Centre for Biotechnology Education (NCBE) NCBE is part of the University of Reading (UK). Description of how biotechnology is used and regulated also concerning foods.
AgBiotech Infonet
Biotech Knowledge Center Knowledge Center on agricultural biotechnology (sponsored by Monsanto)
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