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Assessment of the Food Safety Issues Related to Genetically Modified Crops in Armenia

Tech Area / Field

  • BIO-CGM/Cytology, Genetics and Molecular Biology/Biotechnology
  • AGR-DIG/Diagnostics/Agriculture
  • AGR-FOD/Food & Nutrition/Agriculture
  • AGR-PPR/Plant Protection/Agriculture
  • BIO-DIV/Biodiversity/Biotechnology

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
26.08.2009

Leading Institute
Armenian State Agrarian University, Armenia, Yerevan

Supporting institutes

  • International Association for Human and Animals Health Improvement, Armenia, Yerevan

Collaborators

  • Comenius University, Slovakia, Bratislava\nColabora, Germany, Much\nUniversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn / Department of Genetics, Poland, Olsztyn\nUniversità degli Studi di Firenze / Dipartimento di Chimica, Italy, Florence\nAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Canada, BC, Agassiz\nUniversität Hannover / Institut für Pflanzengenetik, Germany, Hannover

Project summary

The goal of the project is to quantify the risk of horizontal gene transfer from GM crops to soil bacteria and to assess the role of probiotics against antibiotic resistance’s dissemination in ecosystems. Apart from this, the GMO detection methods in Armenia will be validated, and for the first time harmonized with international procedures (i.e., EU regulations).


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