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Record ID
105100
Status
Published
Date of creation
2013-10-31 20:48 UTC (mwach@ilsi.org)
Date of last update
2013-11-04 19:19 UTC (mwach@ilsi.org)
Date of publication
2014-01-09 10:09 UTC (helmut.gaugitsch@umweltbundesamt.at)

General Information
Title
Surrogate species selection for assessing potential adverse environmental impacts of genetically engineered insect-resistant plants on non-target organisms
Author
Keri Carstens, Bonifacio Cayabyab, Adinda De Schrijver, Patricia G. Gadaleta, Richard L. Hellmich, Jörg Romeis, Nicholas Storer, Fernando H. Valicente, Michael Wach
Author’s contact information
Michael Wach
Center for Environmental Law Center
ILSI Research Foundation
Washington, DC   USA
mwach@ilsi.org
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2013-09-20
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Most regulatory authorities require that developers of genetically engineered insect-resistant (GEIR) crops evaluate the potential for these crops to have adverse impacts on valued non-target organisms (NTOs), i.e., organisms not intended to be controlled by the trait. In many cases, impacts to NTOs are assessed using surrogate species, and it is critical that the data derived from surrogates accurately predict any adverse impacts likely to be observed from the use of the crop in the agricultural context. The key is to select surrogate species that best represent the valued NTOs in the location where the crop is going to be introduced, but this selection process poses numerous challenges for the developers of GE crops who will perform the tests, as well as for the ecologists and regulators who will interpret the test results. These issues were the subject of a 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, ILSI Research Foundation. This report summarizes the proceedings of the conference, including the presentations, discussions and the points of consensus agreed to by the participants.
Thematic areas
  • Biosafety policy and regulation
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
    • Environmental Monitoring
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
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/gmcr.26560
Publisher and its location
Landes Bioscience
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Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.637.6050
Fax: 512.637.6079
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Keywords and any other relevant information
biosafety, environmental risk assessment, non-target organisms, surrogate species, tiered testing
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