Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms

Volume 2 — A Case Study of Bt Cotton in Brazil
March 2006
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  • Published
    22nd March 2006
  • ISBN 9781845930004
  • Language English
  • Pages 400 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Many international forums have identified the need for comprehensive, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. In response to this requirement, a GMO Guidelines Project was established under the aegis of the International Organization for Biological Control, to develop biosafety testing guidelines for transgenic plants. This second volume focuses on transgenic cotton in Brazil and addresses both environmental and agricultural impacts. It draws out some general risk assessment guidelines and demonstrates the need for case-by-case analysis.

Improving the Scientific Basis for Environmental Risk Assessment through the Case Study of Bt Cotton in Brazil,
The Cotton Agricultural Context in Brazil
Consideration of Problem Formulation and Option Assessment (PFOA) for Bt Cotton in Brazil
Transgene Expression and Locus Structure of Bt Cotton
Methodology to Support Non-target and Biodiversity Risk Assessment
Non-target and Biodiversity Impacts on Non-target Herbivorous Pests
Non-target and Biodiversity Impacts on Pollinators and Flower-visiting Insects
Assessing the Effects of Bt Cotton on Generalist Arthropod Predators
Non-target and Biodiversity Impacts on Parasitoids
Non-target and Biodiversity Impacts in Soil
Assessing Gene Flow from Bt Cotton in Brazil and its Possible Consequences
Resistance Risks of Bt Cotton and their Management in Brazil
Supporting Risk Assessment of Bt Cotton in Brazil: Synthesis and Recommendations

Angelika Hilbeck

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Eliana M G Fontes

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