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  • QuestionEverything's picture
    The link I provided to the EU's research results is now dead, but the paper can be found here: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/kbbe/docs/a-decade-of-eu-funded-gmo-research_en.pdf
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    I posted the following on another question re: the topic of the EU's stance on GM food, thought I would share it here:

    I have seen contradictory statements regarding the status of GMO foods in Europe, and the results of the research conducted by the EU, so decided to see what I could find. A document titled "A Decade of GMO Research 2001-2010" (http://ec.europa.eu/research/biosociety/pdf/a_decade_of_eu-funded_gmo_re...) outlines the objectives, methods and findings of their various research projects. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion statement from the chapter on GMO and Food Safety (page 133):

    "The projects under the Research Framework Programmes have significantly contributed developing a robust framework for the food safety assessment of GM foods/feed. These activities provide at least equal assurance of the safety of these foods compared to conventional counterparts, provided these GM products have been approved by the EU and the national food safety evaluation procedures."

    Here is a link to the EU Register of authorised GMOs: http://ec.europa.eu/food/dyna/gm_register/index_en.cfm

    While many European countries have enforced strict labeling due to public concern, I feel this research documentation proves that this is the reason, and not that they have "better science" or have found GMOs to be harmful
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