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Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) carries out independent risk assessments for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) across the Authority’s field of responsibility as well as environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms, alien organisms, micro-organisms and CITES for the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet).

News from VKM

Advancing environmental risk assessment by accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services as protection goals

Joint VKM and EFSA Symposium in Oslo, 26 - 27 October 2017:

Advancing environmental risk assessment by accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services as protection goals

How can we derive operational protection goals for use in environmental risk assessments? This question will be addressed at the Symposium where EFSA’s latest guidance on making protection goals operational will be presented.
[07.07.2017] Read more
Cultivation of genetically modified maize 1507 will unlikely harm environment and agriculture in Norway

Cultivation of genetically modified maize 1507 will unlikely harm environment and agriculture in Norway

It is unlikely that the genetically modified maize 1507 will have negative effects on biodiversity or agriculture in Norway, concludes the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
[06.07.2017] Read more
Cultivation of genetically modified maize Bt11 is unlikely to harm environment and agriculture in Norway

Cultivation of genetically modified maize Bt11 is unlikely to harm environment and agriculture in Norway

Based on current knowledge, it is unlikely that cultivation of insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant genetically modified maize Bt11 will have negative effects on biodiversity or agriculture in Norway, concludes the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, VKM.
[06.07.2017] Read more