Technical meeting with environmental NGOs on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 22 February 2006
In line with its policy on engaging with organisations with a legitimate interest in EFSA’s work, EFSA has invited scientists from environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to share views on scientific and procedural issues related to the Authority’s work and advice in this field.
The purpose of this meeting was to exchange views on scientific issues related to EFSA’s opinions on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and, in general, on EFSA’s work in this area. This meeting provided an opportunity for NGOs to further elaborate their scientific concerns, expressed at various occasions and to substantiate these concerns with scientific reasoning. Equally, EFSA took this opportunity to explain fundamental concepts of hazard characterisation and risk assessment.