About Marlon

Background | Project objectives | Workplan | Expected Results | Partnership

Expected Results

It is expected that MARLON will provide the following results:

  • A new, validated open-source/open-access tool for epidemiological studies linking GMO feed consumption with health effects, to support  post-market monitoring;
  • A database with information 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;
  • Recommendations, training and guidelines related to the use of the tool developed as well as necessary actions for further improvement of post-market monitoring.

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Overall, the impact of these results will:

  • Improve assurance of safety and quality of animal feeds;
  • Contribute to a harmonized approach towards post-market monitoring of the health impacts of GM animal feeds;
  • Promote a greater insight into the occurrence of certain health and welfare impacts related to feed consumption.