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Date of creation
2008-03-04 17:09 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-02 13:08 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-04 18:57 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

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Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation
Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council
  • English
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects.

Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more.

The book discusses public involvement and public confidence in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.
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”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
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  • Book / Book chapter
ISBN-10: 0-309-08439-3
Publisher and its location
The National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street NW
Keck 314
Washington, DC 20001
National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
342 pages, 6 x 9"
Keywords and any other relevant information
LMO categories: Plants