Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms

Volume 4 — Challenges and Opportunities with Bt Cotton in Vietnam
July 2008
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  • Published
    23rd July 2008
  • ISBN 9781845933906
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Within Vietnam, the environmental risks of transgenic plants, managing transgenic products safely, and building modern labs to assess their safety has received increased investment and research. This book is the first scientific effort to synthesize information relevant to GM crops in Vietnam, taking Bt cotton as an example. It can be used as a technical manual to enable Vietnamese scientists to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of Bt cotton varieties prior to commercialization, and provides guidance for environmental risk assessment of any transgenic crop.

• Background on Cotton in Vietnam, • Problem Formulation and Options Assessment PFOA • Transgene Expression and Locus Structure • Introduction to Non-target Asseessments • Non-target Herbivores • Predators • Parasitoids • Pollinators • Soil Processes • Soil Macroorganisms • Summary of Biodiversity and Non-ta•rget Assessment I Gene Flow and Consequences• Resistance Risk and Management I Summary

David Andow

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Angelika Hilbeck

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Nguyen Van Tuat

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