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December 20, 2011

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PlantGeneRisk Database: A Database on the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crop Plants

This database gives an overview of the authorisation of genetically engineered plants in the European Union. Special attention is given to the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Each plant listed in the database is portrayed in a short summary, followed by a list that gives an overview of some specific known risks. These risks are contrasted with gaps in the EFSA risk assessment. High standards for the protection of consumers and the environment are set by EU regulations 178/2002, 1829/2003 and 2001/18. The purpose of this database is to enforce the implementation of those legal standards in the authorisation process of genetically engineered plants.

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