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 Norwegian Environment Agency. The Panel mostly discusses applications for authorisation which are on the agenda of the European Food Safety Authority, 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.
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).
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.