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2008-03-04 17:19 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-09 19:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-05-09 19:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation
Committee on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants, National Research Council
  • English
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This book explores the risks and benefits of crops that are genetically modified for pest resistance, the urgency of establishing an appropriate regulatory framework for these products, and the importance of public understanding of the issues.

The committee critically reviews federal policies toward transgenic products, the 1986 coordinated framework among the key federal agencies in the field, and rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for regulation of plant pesticides. This book provides detailed analyses of:

- Mechanisms and results of genetic engineering compared to conventional breeding for pest resistance.

- Review of scientific issues associated with transgenic pest-protected plants, such as allergenicity, impact on nontarget plants, evolution of the pest species, and other concerns.

- Overview of regulatory framework and its use of scientific information with suggestions for improvements.
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”
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ISBN-10: 0-309-06930-0
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The National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street NW
Keck 314
Washington, DC 20001
National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
292 pages, 6 x 9"
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LMO categories: Plants
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