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Evaluation of the EU Legislative framework in the field of GM Food and Feed
28/10/2011

This evaluation of the EU legislative framework in the field of GM food and feed was carried out for DG SANCO of the European Commission as part of the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium with the project led by Agra CEAS Consulting. The first objective of the evaluation was to analyse the legislative framework with regard to the risk assessment and regulatory approval process and the compulsory labelling of GM food and feed. The second objective was to develop and analyse policy options for the future, including consideration of the status quo option. In carrying out this contract the intervention logic was elaborated and the following topics were evaluated: overall objectives of the legislation and expected developments in the sector; the risk assessment and regulatory approvals process; the compulsory labelling of GM food and feed; and, public acceptance.  The evaluation also included conclusions and an assessment of possible options for the future. Research methods included desk research and analysis, a series of interviews with key stakeholders at the EU level, a survey of Competent Authorities, a separate survey of key stakeholders in each Member State and the construction of six thematic case studies carried out in twelve Member States.

Evaluation GM - Final Report - main.pdf