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Date of creation
2008-10-27 12:39 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-31 17:28 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 18:57 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Genetically engineered trees: promise and concerns
Roger A. Sedjo
  • English
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
This report focuses on the implementation of the Plant Protection Act. The focus is largely on forest trees, as opposed to fruit trees, ornamental trees, or trees oriented to bioremediation. The perspective examined is multiple and includes: a description of the Act and how it is being implemented by APHIS; the reactions to the regulations by a variety of groups including tree breeders and developers; users of both the prospective unregulated products, that is, both tree germplasm and products from transgenic wood; environmentalists; and others.
The report describes the implementation and outcomes of procedures related to the authorized field tests for transgenic trees and a description of the types of tests and how they are evaluated. The report also evaluates the potential environmental benefits and concerns of transgenic trees.
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
  • 4. Risk assessment of living modified trees
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Publisher and its location
Resources for the Future 1616 P Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: 202-328-5000
Fax: 202-939-3460
Internet: http://www.rff.org
© 2004 Resources for the Future. All rights reserved.
PDF file (54 pages)
Keywords and any other relevant information
LMO categories: Trees