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Record information and status
Record ID
41595
Status
Published
Date of creation
2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF/6584)
Date of last update
2012-05-31 16:02 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-31 16:02 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico. Chapter 10 - Managing Potential Risks and Enhancing Potential Benefits: Identification and Analysis of Management Tools and Policy Options
Author
Morales, Reynaldo Ariel Álvarez; Komen, John;
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
393, rue St-Jacques Ouest
Bureau 200
Montréal (Québec)
H2Y 1N9 Canada
Canada
Phone:+1 514 350 4300
Fax:+1 514 350 4314
Email:info@cec.org
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2004
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
The present chapter focuses on recommending a set of tools and policy options to manage potential risks and to enhance potential benefits derived from applications of gene modification (GM) of plants through modern biotechnology in maize (Zea maize). Specific questions to be addressed in the chapter - with particular reference to the situation in Mexico - include the following: (i) rationale for applying GM technology in developing countries; (ii) enhancing the potential benefits; (iii) managing potential risks; and (iv) monitoring the release of GM crops.
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
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Publisher and its location
Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America
Format
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Paper (21 pages)
PDF
Keywords and any other relevant information
risk assessment
risk management
monitoring
maize
policy on biosafety
LMO categories: Plants