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