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Risk Assessment
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2011-09-06 13:17 UTC (gutemberg.sousa@mctic.gov.br)
Date of publication
2011-09-06 13:24 UTC (larissa.costa@itamaraty.gov.br)

General Information
  • Brazil
Title of risk assessment
risk assessment of cotton genetically modified herbicide tolerant called GHB614
Date of the risk assessment
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the risk assessment
National Technical Biosafety Commission
Setor Policial Sul -SPO Área 5 Quadra 3 Bloco B - Térreo Salas 10 à 14
Brasília, DF
Brazil, CEP - 70610-200
Phone:(5561) 3411-5516
Fax:(5561) 3317-7475
Url:National Technical Biosafety Comission
Contact details of the main responsible risk assessor
Dr Edilson Paiva
President of National Biosafety Commitie
Ministry Of Science and Technology (MCT)
SPO - Área 05 - Quadra 03 Bloco B - Térreo - Salas  08 a 10
Brasília , DF - CEP: 70610-200
Fones: (55)(61) 3411 5151 - FAX: (55)(61) 3317 7475
Brasilia, Brasília
Brazil, 70610-200
Risk assessment details
Living modified organism
BCS-GHØØ2-5 - GlyTol™ Cotton GHB614
Bayer CropScience Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
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Scope of the risk assessment
  • LMOs for Contained use
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for Introduction into the environment
  • LMOs for processing
Risk assessment report / Summary
Methodology and points to consider
Potential adverse effects identified in the risk assessment
1. Cotton GHB614 event is as safe for human consumption and animal as its conventional equivalent.
2. 2mEPSPS protein has no homology with allergenic or toxic compound and has no glycosylation sites in addition to existing cotton EPSPS.
3. 2mEPSPS protein is rapidly degraded in the presence of enzymes in the digestive system.
4. No adverse effects were observed in acute toxicology studies or animal feed containing protein 2mEPSPS.
5. The plants derived from Event GHB614 have the same survivability and adaptability to the environment than conventional cotton.
6. The agronomic characteristics of cotton Glytol are only differentiated by the selectivity to glyphosate compared to conventional varieties.
7. The use of cotton and its derivatives produced from cotton GlyTol ® (Event GHB614) implies the same security for the human / animal health and the environment than conventional commercial lines, or even genetically modified varieties already approved and available in the market containing selectivity to glyphosate.
8. The use of seeds or products derived from Event GHB614, recommendations and meeting the same safety criteria as for the usual commercial cotton varieties, there is greater exposure to any risk.
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