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Record ID
103534
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-15 15:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-25 18:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 19:01 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
A framework for the design of general surveillance of genetically modified crops based on a concept for environmental post-market monitoring
Author
O. Sanvido, F. Widmer, M. Winzeler and F. Bigler
Author’s contact information
O. Sanvido
Email: Oliver.sanvido@fal.admin.ch
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2006-11-01
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract
A framework for the design of general surveillance during commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops according to current EU legislation 2001/18/EC is presented. The framework is based on a previously established concept for environmental post-market monitoring (PMM), which identified clear conceptual differences between case-specific monitoring (CSM) and general surveillance. While CSM focuses on anticipated effects of a specific GM crop, general surveillance is designed to detect unanticipated effects on the environment. Two separate frameworks are proposed for developing either of the two programmes. Considering its focus, general surveillance has to be based both on the subjects of environmental concern (safeguard subjects) that should not be adversely affected by GM crop cultivation and on the environmental quality that should be preserved therein. Unanticipated effects in the defined safeguard subjects may be detectable by using existing monitoring networks and by establishing appropriate reporting systems. Results from general surveillance can, however, not be linked to any specific attribute of GM crop cultivation, and causality to environmental damages will have to be determined via specific risk assessement studies. The proposed structure for general surveillance represents a pragmatic approach to a realistic and feasible PMM programme and will be of assistance to industry, researchers, and regulators when assessing GM crops during commercialisation.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 6. Monitoring of Living Modified Organisms Released into the Environment
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
DOI: 10.1007/s00003-006-0061-y
Publisher and its location
Springer
Rights
Copyright © 2006, Birkhäuser Basel
Format
HTML
Source
Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit
Keywords and any other relevant information
Key words.  Environmental monitoring - EU Directive 2001/18/EC - genetically modified crops - post-market monitoring - general surveillance

Citation: JOURNAL FÜR VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ UND LEBENSMITTELSICHERHEIT
Volume 1, Supplement 1 (2006), 5-10,

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