EFSA, in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research Centre, in the Netherlands, has developed a software tool for carrying out complex data analysis as part of the risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants.
The user-friendly program, which can be downloaded free of charge from EFSA’s website, allows stakeholders such as Member States and industry applicants to analyse field trial data with a single mouse click.
Under EU law, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo a risk assessment before entering the market. An integral part of this scientific review is the evaluation of field trials that provide data for comparative assessment - an approach that compares GM plants with their conventional counterparts.
Monday October 6, 2014/ EFSA/ European Union.