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The European GMO database

EUginius (EUropean GMO INItiative for a Unified Database System) is an initiative of BVL - the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (Berlin, DE) and WFSR - Wageningen Food Safety Research (formerly RIKILT) of Wageningen UR (Wageningen, NL). EUginius´ intention is to support competent authorities and private users who seek accurate information on genetically modified organisms.

EUginius provides detailed information of major and relevant issues regarding the presence, detection and identification of GMOs:

  • with a focus on the situation in the European Union
  • as well as world-wide coverage
  • Since the European Union classifies organisms developed using ‘new genomic techniques’ (NGTs) into the GMOs, EUginius provides information about commercialised organisms as well as about published ones which present market-relevant traits. Please note that EUginius does not contain an exhaustive list of organisms developed with NGTs and presence of a market-relevant trait does not necessarily imply admission to the market.

    Free-text search

    Here you can perform any free-text keyword search on GMOs and literature. Use * as wildcard if necessary. Search for “gene editing” to find all registered organisms developed using NGTs.

    Please also notice the advanced search options which are available below the respective search buttons for both GMOs and literature.

    About the partners

    • The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) fulfils many tasks in the area of food safety.
    • Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) is an independent research institute in the area of the safety and wholesomeness of food.
    • more about the partners...

    Members of the EUginius group are also the organisations below: