AOCS Certified Reference Materials (CRM)
The AOCS Foundation, formed over 20 years ago, raises and administers funds to support professionals interested in the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants, and related materials through the: - Exchange of ideas, information, and experiences - Provide high standards of quality
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United Stated Department of Agriculture. Petitions for Determination of Nonregulated Status.
APHIS USDA biotechnology permit and notification
APHIS has increased its data-managing capability and is bringing this functionality in-house to increase government efficiency, and enhance the user’s experience. The data, which were previously also available on the APHIS website but only in a downloadable spreadsheet format, will now be presented both as a downloadable spreadsheet and in a user-friendly searchable format, similar to what was offered on the ISB site, but will include all regulated activities under permit and notification as well as APHIS-issued Courtesy permits. With the new tool, users will be able to search data by institution, article, action, type, status, state, genotype, and phenotype, as well as by a global search field. APHIS will continue to improve the site by providing improved search functions and visual representations of data in the near future.
Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)
The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol. Global access to a variety of scientific, technical, environmental, legal and capacity building information is provided in all 6 of the UN languages.
CERA GM Crop Database (dead link)
Center for environmental Risk Assessment. CERA's database of safety information (formerly hosted by AGBIOS) includes not only plants produced using recombinant DNA technologies (e.g., genetically engineered or transgenic plants), but also plants with novel traits that may have been produced using more traditional methods, such as accelerated mutagenesis or plant breeding. These latter plants are only regulated in Canada.
CropLife International Detection Methods Database
This database is maintained by CropLife International, a global federation of the plant biotechnology industry, and contains both DNA- and protein-based methods. The detection methods available have been developed and validated by the technology providers for their own proprietary technologies and products. Not-for-profit laboratories have free access to the methods, whereas laboratories that undertake “fee-for-service” testing must request a license to access the methods.
EFSA Register of Questions
Information on GMOs retrieved from 4000 dedicated sites on the internet. Updated every 10 minutes, 24 hours per day.
EU Register of authorised GMOs
This search engine covers the Community register of GM food and feed (Regulation (EC) 1829/2003) and the GM products withdrawn from the market.
The core tasks of the EU-RL GMFF are the scientific assessment and validation of detection methods for GM Food and Feed as part of the EU authorisation procedure and the coordination of the National Reference Laboratories for GMO in the 27 Member States. The EU-RL GMFF is supported by ENGL, the European Network of GMO Laboratories, and hosted by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The EU-RL GMFF operates according to a quality management system certified and accredited according to ISO 17025 and ISO 17043.
Europe Media Monitor - Newsbrief
The public web application NewsBrief shows the hottest topics discussed during the last few minutes and hours across multiple news sources from around the world in 60 languages. Updated every ten minutes, the site groups related news, shows timelines and displays the biggest stories first.
FAO GM Foods Platform
FAO GM Foods Platform is a simple online platform to share information on safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants authorized in accordance with the Codex Plant Guideline, entitled “Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants (CAC/GL 45-2003, annex III adopted in 2008)". This Platform also facilitates the effective utilization of food safety assessment in situations of Low Level Presence (LLP) of r-DNA plant materials in food.
GenBit GM crops database
Database of genetically engineered argicultural crops (including genetic elements of the constructs) approved worldwide is supported by GenBit. The database includes also information on authorisation status of genetically modified crops in the Russian Federation and in the European Union (lines being under withdrawal process are not included).
GMO Compass GMO database (dead link)
This database contains information about every genetically modified plant that has been approved or is awaiting approval in the EU. Information on the food and feed produced from the respective GM plant is also available. Overview of application status Short description of the GM plant (Event) Short description of the safety evaluation (EFSA; European Food Safety Authority) All publicly available documents
GMO Detection method Database (GMDD)
GMDD is a database of GMO detection methods, which provide detailed information of nucleic acid-based methods & protein-based methods, including primer sequences, amplicon length, endogenous reference gene primers, validation information, PCR programs and references etc. Besides, the database also contains information of GMO insertion sequences, certified reference materials. By registration, users can submit their own methods and GMO inserted sequences to GMDD. Other browsers could obtain the newly updated information after the web administrator's confirmation. We hope this database would be a platform for researchers exchanging their ideas on GMO detection methods, and could save their time developing or validating GMO detection methods. © GMO Detection Laboratory in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (GMODL-SJTU)
EU Database of Reference Methods for GMO Analysis
GMOseek project
GMOseek software GMOseek software was developed within the GMOseek project. The main goal of the software is to provide optimal or near-optimal solutions of the two phase GMO testing process and to support the inspection of testing results. GMO testing is performed in order to confirm the absence or to identify the presence of individual GMOs in food, feed and seed samples. The goal of laboratories is to perform testing as conveniently as possible while guaranteeing the accuracy of results. Different testing strategies can be used. The GMOseek software supports decision making in sample-testing to help choose cost-effective GMO testing strategies that are tuned to a sample at hand. The system also helps the interpretation of wet-laboratory results. The system can adapt to new situations on the market by changing the input data matrix, which includes the data about GMOs, methods (assays) for detecting GMOs and probabilities of GMO presence.
ISAAA GM Approval Database
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait. Entries in the database were sourced principally from Biotechnology Clearing House of approving countries and from country regulatory websites.
JRC - Certified Reference Materials (CRM)
JRC develops, produces and distributes Certified Reference Materials (CRMs). These CRMs are used for the calibration or quality control of genetically modified organism (GMO) quantification measurements, typically carried out by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Numerous sets of reference materials for different GM events in maize, soybean, potato, sugar beet, and cotton are offered to testing and control laboratories world-wide. Research activities are on-going to develop further GMO CRMs, including CRMs for new plant species. The majority of CRMs intended for the quantification of GMOs are powders produced from seeds or vegetative tissue. These so-called matrix materials are mixtures of non-GMO materials with GMO materials, which have gravimetrically been certified for their mass fraction (expressed in g/kg) of a specific GMO event. The available concentrations differ for the individual GMO event (and the set of CRM) and range from nominal 0 g/kg to 1000 g/kg.
OECD BioTrack product database
RASFF portal
The RASFF is a tool enabling the quick and effective exchange of information between Member States and the Commission when risks to human and animal health are detected in the food and feed chain. All Members of the RASFF (EU-27, European Commission, EFSA as well as Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland as partial member) have a round-the clock service to ensure that urgent notifications are sent, received and responded to in the shortest time possible. Thanks to RASFF, many food safety risks have been averted before they could harm consumers.