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Record ID
104596
Status
Published
Date of creation
2013-01-09 20:57 UTC (mwach@ilsi.org)
Date of last update
2013-02-20 14:40 UTC (mwach@ilsi.org)
Date of publication
2013-02-20 14:40 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants on Non-Target Organisms
Author
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
Author’s contact information
1156 15th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA)
1156 15th Street, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC
United States of America, 20005-1743
Phone:+1 202 659-3306
Fax:+1 202 659-3617
Email:info@cera-gmc.org
Url:http://www.cera-gmc.org
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2013-01-08
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Most regulatory authorities require that developers of genetically engineered insect-resistant crops evaluate the potential for these crops to have adverse impacts on organisms not intended to be controlled by the trait, referred to as non-target organisms (NTOs). Conducting NTO testing poses both conceptual and logistical challenges for researchers, and the challenges are likely to increase as these crops are considered for commercial planting in a growing number of new geographic locations. The key is to select test species that best represent the valued NTOs in the area in which the GE crop is going to be introduced, and there are many variables to be considered: surrogates must be either field collected and reared, or purchased, as large, uniform populations; they must perform well on an artificial diet and be amenable to manipulation under laboratory conditions; and validated test protocols must be available. But the most important goal, from the standpoint of regulatory decision making, is that the data derived from surrogates should accurately predict any adverse impacts likely to be observed from the use of the crop in the agricultural context. These issues were the subject of the conference "Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants on Non-Target Organisms" convened by the Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA), ILSI Research Foundation, June 26-28, 2012. This report summarizes the proceedings of the conference, including the presentations, case studies, breakout and plenary discussions, and the points of consensus agreed to by the participants.
Thematic areas
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
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Conference paper / Proceedings
Publisher and its location
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment
ILSI Research Foundation
1156 15th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC  20005
Rights
Copyright 2013 ILSI Research Foundation
Keywords and any other relevant information
risk assessment
insect resistance
non-target organisms
surrogate species
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