Expected achievements

The Thematic Network will identify proper research strategies and tools to address issues related to safety and management of transgenic food products. Participants involved in research, safety assessment and management, regulation and consumers interests will evaluate ongoing research activities in this area, discuss new approaches and establish a permanent platform for communication between the various parties involved. As a result various Working Groups will write a number of research papers and position documents. These documents will be incorporated into one position paper, which will give guidance on the various aspects mentioned above. It is important to demonstrate that the scientific challenges of safety testing of genetically modified foods can be met, while further initiatives will be taken in Europe to improve current test methodologies, using modern molecular based techniques. Agreement on safety assessment strategies for gmo's, and on issues related to risk management and risk communication will facilitate market introduction of gmos in Europe, and therefore bring the European industry in a competitive position.

Introduction - Objectives - Expected achievements - Organisation structure - List of participants