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  1. RISK ASSESSMENT, PRECAUTION and APPROVAL PROCESSES:CONSEQUENCES for ANIMALS Janne Kuil M.Sc Policy adviser Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals (DSPA) EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  2. STATE of AFFAIRS CONCERNS about SAFETY of GMO FEED & FOOD: ANIMALS : FEED & FOOD for animals in the WILD HUMANS : – direct: CROPS and FRUIT - indirect: MEAT & other PRODUCTS (milk, eggs) from ANIMALS EATING GMO FEED ENVIRONMENT: EFFECTS on FLORA, FAUNA EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  3. EU COMMITTEE & EFSA MEMBER STATES (SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES) EU FOOD EU COMMITTEE SAFETY AUTHORITY : their different ROLES : STATE of AFFAIRS EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  4. (ETHICAL) DILEMMA’S RISK/SAFETY ASSESSMENT will be established by: * ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS: feeding & toxicity tests on • FARM ANIMALS (cows, pigs, chickens etc.) • LABORATORY ANIMALS (mice, rats etc.) • WILD ANIMALS (all kinds of animals) EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  5. ROLE of NGO’S PROBLEM of DIFFERENCES of OPINION about the PROTECTION of a SINGLE ANIMAL or SPECIES (animal protection versus nature protection)?- is this opposition in opinion real? ! DANGER is: • ARGUMENTS and FIGHTS among NGOs • NGOs being PLAYED OFF against each other • NGOs NOT being TRUSTED by PUBLIC EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  6. SITUATION in the NETHERLANDS EXISTENCE of MANY DIFFERENT NGOs: • NATURE PROTECTION • ORGANIC FARMERS • NORTH – SOUTH RELATIONS • ANIMAL PROTECTION • RELIGIOUS PLATFORMS organised in PLATFORM GENETECHNOLOGY (with RESPECT for EACH OTHERS’ INTERESTS and ROLES) EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005

  7. CONCLUSION & SUGGESTIONS INSISTANCE on FEED/FOOD SAFETY without ANIMAL TESTING • DEVELOPMENT of ALTERNATIVE (REPLACEMENT) TESTING STRATEGIES (in vitro, QSAR’s etc.) DIALOGUE and COOPERATION between NGOs and relevant STAKEHOLDERS (e.g. farmers) EU Conference ‘GMO free regions, biodiversity and rural development in Europe’, Berlin, January 22/23, 2005