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2012-05-08 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-05-08 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Assessment of risk of insect-resistant transgenic crops to nontarget arthropods
Jörg Romeis, Detlef Bartsch, Franz Bigler, Marco P Candolfi, Marco M C Gielkens, Susan E Hartley, Richard L Hellmich, Joseph E Huesing, Paul C Jepson, Raymond Layton, Hector Quemada, Alan Raybould, Robyn I Rose, Joachim Schiemann, Mark K Sears, Anthony M Shelton, Jeremy Sweet, Zigfridas Vaituzis & Jeffrey D Wolt
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Jörg Romeis
Email: joerg.romeis@art.admin.ch

Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART
Reckenholzstr. 191
8046 Zurich, Switzerland
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An international initiative is developing a scientifically rigorous approach to evaluate the potential risks to nontarget arthropods (NTAs) posed by insect-resistant, genetically modified (IRGM) crops. It adapts the tiered approach to risk assessment  that is used internationally within regulatory toxicology and  environmental sciences. The approach focuses on the formulation  and testing of clearly stated risk hypotheses, making maximum  use of available data and using formal decision guidelines to progress between testing stages (or tiers). It is intended  to provide guidance to regulatory agencies that are currently  developing their own NTA risk assessment guidelines for IRGM  crops and to help harmonize regulatory requirements between different countries and different regions of the world.
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  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
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  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
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Nature Publishing Group
© 2008 Nature Publishing Group
6 page PDF
Nature Biothechnology
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Citation: Nature Biotechnology Volume 26 Number 2 February 2008