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​The Research Foundation of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a public, nonprofit foundation established in 1984 to provide funding for research and to support specialized outreach programs in risk assessment and human nutrition. It was created because ILSI’s Board of Trustees recognized that longer-term research and workable solutions were needed to better understand and resolve important question of science and health. (Read more)

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A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry3Bb1 Protein
Monograph 2014
​This document provides a comprehensive review of the information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry3Bb1, a protein encoded by a gene isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), and it presents a summary statement about the environmental safety of this protein when produced in genetically engineered (GE) maize (Zea mays) plants.
Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Insect-Resistant Plants on Non-Target Organisms
Journal Article 2014
​Most regulatory authorities require that developers of genetically engineered insect-resistant (GEI R) crops evaluate the potential for these crops to have adverse impacts on valued non-target organisms (NTOs), i.e., organisms not intended to be controlled by the trait.
Transportability of Confined Field Trial Data for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants: A Conceptual Framework
Journal Article 2014
It is commonly held that confined field trials (CFTs) used to evaluate the potential adverse environmental impacts of a genetically engineered (GE) plant should be conducted in each country where cultivation is intended, even when relevant and potentially sufficient data are already available from studies conducted elsewhere.

ILSI Research Foundations' programs are designed to make the world a healthier, safer place.


 What's NEW!

Launch of the CIMSANS Sustainable Nutrition Security Working Paper
​This paper, authored by more than 25 global experts in the fields of sustainability, climate change and food & nutrition, presents a vision for creating a credible, global assessment of sustainable nutrition security, given the constraints of growing global demand, climate change, dwindling resources, nutrition needs, and other factors
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CIMSANS at the 2015 ILSI Annual Meeting
CIMSANS Invites You - Finding Our Way: Embarking on the Path Toward Sustainable Nutrition Security
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September Edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Newsletter
​The September edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation Newsletter is now available!
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The December Edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation Newsletter
​The December Edition of the Partnership for Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation Newsletter Is Now Available!
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The Power of Partnerships
​The ILSI Research Foundation has been pre-qualified  by the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to manage future public-private partnership opportunities which may arise for the Department of State based on the Research Foundation’s interest and capacity.
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