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Scientific Panels

The Scientific Panels comprise about 100 independent experts. They are responsible for VKM's risk assessment work including delivering scientific opinions. The panels focus on various areas of the food chain, and are supported logistically and scientifically by the VKM secretariat.

Tuta absoluta will probably cause damage to the Norwegian tomato industry

Tuta absoluta will probably cause damage to the Norwegian tomato industry

The tomato leaf miner moth Tuta Absoluta will probably cause damage to the Norwegian tomato industry if control measures are not taken. The probability of crop loss and increased use of chemical and biological pesticides is high.
[18.06.2017] Read more
The import and release of Swedish mallards can harm Norwegian biodiversity and water quality

The import and release of Swedish mallards can harm Norwegian biodiversity and water quality

The import of farmed mallards from Sweden and the subsequent release of these birds for hunting purposes may have negative consequences for Norwegian biodiversity and water quality. The health and welfare of the released birds are also of concern. The magnitude of the negative consequences is expected to increase with increasing number of birds being released.
[15.06.2017] Read more