Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms
The Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) carries out health and environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms, processed food and feed on behalf of the Norwegian Foood Safety Authority and the Directorate for Nature Management. The Panel mostly discusses applications for authorisation which are on the agenda of EFSA, and where each country in the European Economic Area (EEA) may comment during a three month period. Additionally, the Panel carries out risk assessments in connection with national applications for GMOs.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) finds it unlikely that Cry proteins in processed genetically modified (GM) maize and soya pose an increased health risk compared with food based on isogenic non-modified plants.
The environmental risk assessment of the insect resistant genetically modified maize MON 89034 (Reference EFSA/GMO/BE/2011/90) has been performed by the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).