ecological effect of GMО
Among main findings it is reported that biotech crops provided for less fuel use, increase in no-till farming, thus leading to reduction of CO2 emission by 17.7 billion kg in 2009 (equal to removing 7.8 million cars from the road for one year).
Scientific experts on EFSA’s GMO Panel have updated and further developed its guidance for the environmental assessment of GM applications submitted for authorisation in the EU, in particular with respect to data generation, collection and analysis. The ERA guidance document also addresses the evaluation of possible long-term effects of GM plants and potential effects on non-target organisms . This guidance implements the stringent requirements for the environmental risk assessment of GMOs as provided by Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of GMOs in the environment.