Options to Reform the European Union Legislation on GMOs: Risk Governance

Dennis Eriksson*, René Custers, Karin Edvardsson Björnberg, Sven Ove Hansson, Kai Purnhagen, Matin Qaim, Jörg Romeis, Joachim Schiemann, Stephan Schleissing, Jale Tosun, Richard G.F. Visser

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Here, we discuss options to reform the EU genetically modified organism (GMO) regulatory framework, to make risk assessment and decision-making more consistent with scientific principles, and to lay the groundwork for international coherence. We discussed the scope and definitions in a previous article and, thus, here we focus on the procedures for risk assessment and risk management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) through the Mistra Biotech research program; and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the project ‘Ethical, Legal and Socio-economic Aspects of Genome Editing in Agriculture’ (grant reference number: 01GP1613C ).

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