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Dear Sir/Madam,

We are contacting you to inform you that a new online database called IPAFEED (Information Platform for Animal health and GM Feed) has been established. The content of the database is related to the health impact of the consumption of feeds containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) by livestock. IPAFEED is created within EU funded project MARLON, which aims to support the post-market monitoring for health impacts of animal feeds, in particular those with GM ingredients.

The database, which will be kept updated throughout the duration of the project, aims to facilitate the access to information that links livestock health and consumption of feeds containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) during a certain part of animals’ lifetime.

It presents a collection of searchable data for monitoring possible health impacts of GM crops, or that of crops /feeds in more general terms, on the health of livestock animals consuming these crops / feeds. This data was extracted from scientific papers after the application of data search and extraction protocols, with detailed description of each study, with accessible results, reference and link to the source paper, and from a survey performed by the project partners in their respective countries.

The content of the database is collected by the applying of selection criteria specially developed for the purpose of each section:

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GM feed consumption


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The section “GM feed consumption" brings together the measurements of livestock productivity and health parameters made during numerous studies assessing the impacts of GM feeds to livestock health. It contains about 2000 records of single measurements of growth, health and productivity parameters of livestock animals fed with GMO-containing feeds made during controlled feeding studies.

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DNA and protein detection


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The section “DNA and protein detection” contains the experience in the detection of transgenic DNA or newly expressed proteins in livestock animals' fluids and tissues. It contains about 900 records of the results from experiments aimed to detect transgenic DNA fragments or newly expressed proteins in livestock tissues and fluids such as blood, kidney, liver, milk, egg, gastrointestinal tract content, etc.

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Health monitoring programs


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The section “Health monitoring programs” is a list of the existing livestock animals health monitoring programs and initiatives in part of the EU countries.

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We therefore invite you to access IPAFEED at www.ipafeed.eu

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

Best regards,

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