The EFSA GMO Panel provides independent scientific advice on the
safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The Panel carries out risk assessments in order to produce
scientific opinions and advice for risk managers. Its risk
assessment work is based on reviewing scientific information and
data in order to evaluate the safety of a given GMO. This helps to
provide a sound foundation for European policies and legislation
and supports risk managers in taking effective and timely
decisions. The Panel carries out much of its work in the context of
authorisation applications, since all GM food and feed products
must be evaluated by EFSA before they can be authorised in the EU.