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EuropaBio: EU Must Reinstate Science in GMO Safety Assessment; Stop Unneeded Animal Testing

April 25, 2018

Beat Späth, the director of agricultural biotechnology at EuropaBio, has called for political interference with GMO risk assessment in the EU to stop, and for unnecessary animal testing to end.

Reacting to the outcomes of the EU research projects GRACE, G-TwYST and GMO90+ presented at a conference in the Slovak Republic on April 16, 2018, Späth said, "If the EU is genuinely serious about being consistent with its own legislation aiming to replace, reduce, and refine the use of animals used for scientific purposes and its policy to follow the science, wasteful and unnecessary animal tests should no longer be required."

"We support the objective of increasing trust in science and in the EU's safety assessment procedure. One of the lowest hanging fruits is to make sure that the safety assessment requirements are, at the very least, science-based," added Späth.

Read the EuropaBio press release for more details.