Rising doubts about safety of genetically engineered plants
In a letter to Commissioner Dalli, Testbiotech and GeneWatch UK give new evidence of EFSA´s failure to perform risk assessment of genetically engineered plants. A detailed analysis of original documents as filed by Monsanto for their genetically engineered maize sold under brand of Genuity VT Triple PRO shows that crucial documents do not meet the standards of so called Good Laboratory Practice (GLP standards). As for example the company states in their investigation of the combinatorial toxicity of insecticides produced in the plants “there was no intention to conduct this study according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Standards. ” Nevertheless the data were accepted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the plants were accepted as being safe.
EU Commission plans new Regulation for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants - Testbiotech: proposed amendments are not sufficient
Munich/ Brussels. 25 January 2012. The European Commission has presented a new draft Regulation for the risk assessment of food and feed. For the first time, it would mean that the European Food Safety Authority EFSA would have to work to legally binding standards. However, as a first Testbiotech analysis shows, the proposed standards are not sufficient to exclude risks for human health and the environment.
Golden Lies: The Seed Industry’s Questionable Golden Rice Project - Consumer organisation foodwatch publishes report of Testbiotech
Munich/ Berlin, 18.01.2012 Golden Rice, a prestigious agrobiotech industry project, may soon be placed on the markets after more than ten years of development. But it is still highly questionable if this rice really can help defeat vitamin A deficiency. This has been shown by a new Testbiotech report prepared for the consumer organisation foodwatch.