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2008-07-17 12:30 UTC (marco.gielkens@rivm.nl)
Date of last update
2012-05-31 17:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-31 17:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Novel aspects of the environmental risk assessment of drought-tolerant genetically modified maize andomega-3 fatty acid genetically modified soybean
P. Schenkelaars
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Dr. Marco Gielkens
National Focal Point BCH
GMO Office
Ministry for the Environment
PO Box 1
Netherlands, 3720 BA
Phone:+31 30 274 4179
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For this study two examples of novel generation GM plants were selected:
1. Drought-tolerant GM maize, whose drought tolerance is caused by genetic modification with one of more genes on one gene cassette, or by interference in one or more metabolic pathways through RNAi-techniques, and;
2. GM soybean with an increased content of omega-3-fatty acids, due to genetic modification with one gene derived, for instance, of a fish or algae.

Against this background the main questions are:
1. Whether the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of these novel generation GM plants, as required by EU Directive 2001/18/EC, involves novel aspects, which cannot be addressed by current ERA methodologies, and;
2. If so, how to consider these novel aspects adequately in the ERA.

With a view to these questions, an inventory should therefore be made of the information needed for the ERA of these novel generation GM plants, the possible bottlenecks in their ERA, and in which way targeted research might be conducted to address the possible bottlenecks
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
  • 3. Risk assessment of living modified plants with tolerance to abiotic stress
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  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Scientific report
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Novel traits
LMO categories: Plants
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