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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 2: methodologies for assessing Bt cotton in Brazil.

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, the International Project on GMO...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the scientific basis for environmental risk assessment through the case study of Bt cotton in Brazil.

This chapter illustrates several methodologies for conducting the scientific analysis that supports environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of commercial development, using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in Brazil as a case study. It highlights several points...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Grossi-de-Sa, M. F.; Hilbeck, A.; Fitt, G. P.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methodology to support non-target and biodiversity risk assessment.

This chapter elaborates on case-specific methodologies (for use during the pre-release stages of Bt cotton) to support risk assessment of nontarget organisms and biodiversity applied to the Brazil case study: (1) identifying functional categories of biodiversity; (2) listing and prioritizing...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.; Andow, D. A.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Lövei, G. L.; Sujii, E. R.; Wheatley, R. E.; Underwood, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing gene flow from Bt cotton in Brazil and its possible consequences.

This chapter addresses gene flow to wild relatives and its consequences. It reviews the evolutionary history of the genus Gossypium in relation to gene flow from cotton. It establishes the likely recipient populations of Gossypium and evaluates the likelihood of gene flow from G. hirsutum var. ...

Author(s)
Johnston, J. A.; Mallory-Smith, C.; Brubaker, C. L.; Gandara, F.; Aragão, F. J. L.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Vu Duc Quang; Carvalho, L. P. de; Kageyama, P.; Ciampi, A. Y.; Fuzatto, M.; Cirino, V.; Freire, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supporting risk assessment of Bt cotton in Brazil: synthesis and recommendations.

This chapter briefly summarizes the agricultural context for the possible use of Bt cotton in Brazil and the major achievements and key findings of this case study which presents scientific analysis supporting the environmental risk assessment of transgenic crops that are in the process of...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Hilbeck, A.; Johnston, J.; Capalbo, D. M. F.; Nelson, K. C.; Underwood, E.; Fitt, G. P.; Sujii, E. R.; Arpaia, S.; Birch, A. N. E.; Pallini, A.; Wheatley, R. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consideration of problem formulation and option assessment for Bt cotton in Brazil.

This chapter provides a framework for specifying the problem, evaluating the utility (including benefits) of the transgenic plant in specific Brazilian crop production contexts and comparing it to other potential solutions to the problem. By specifying the problem, the framework defines the target...

Author(s)
Capalbo, D. M. F.; Simon, M. F.; Nodari, R. O.; Valle, S.; Santos, R. F. dos; Coradin, L.; Duarte, J. de O.; Miranda, J. E.; Dias, E. P. F.; Le Quang Quyen; Underwood, E.; Nelson, K. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bt maize, risk assessment and the Kenya case study.

This introductory chapter provides a scientific background to the Kenyan Bt maize case study. Transgenesis and the worldwide use of transgenic crops (including Bt maize) are discussed alongside the complexities of maize breeding. The chapter also provides an introduction to risk assessment and...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hilbeck, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The GMO guidelines project: development of international scientific environmental biosafety testing guidelines for transgenic plants.

This paper describes the current status of a project which aims to develop international, scientific, conclusive and acceptable guidelines for assessing the environmental risks posed by a genetically modified organism, particularly transgenic plants. The guidelines comprise of a set of interlinked...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997353)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 1: A case study of Bt maize in Kenya.

Many international fora have identified the need for comprehensive, transparent, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. There is also wide recognition that the regulatory and...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A,; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the effects of Bt cotton on generalist arthropod predators.

This chapter illustrates the particular application of the scientific methodology (used during the pre-release stages of Bt cotton) supporting the risk assessment of nontarget organisms and biodiversity to generalist arthropod predators in Brazil. The steps in the methodology (i.e. species...

Author(s)
Faria, M. R. de; Lundgren, J. G.; Fontes, E. M. G.; Fernandes, O. A.; Schmidt, F.; Nguyen Van Tuat; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter

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