¡Miranos! (Look at Us! We Are Healthy!) Home-Based and Parent Peer–Led Childhood Obesity Prevention
Journal Article 3/25/2016
Parent interventions for childhood obesity prevention have traditionally experienced low participation rates or used passive methods such as newsletters. In contrast, the ¡Miranos! intervention home-based activities included parent-led face-to-face meetings delivered after school, take-home bags with educational materials, and scavenger hunt games to deliver health information to Head Start families regarding nutrition, physical activity, and healthy growth promotion for their preschooler.
Dynamic Role and Importance of Surrogate Species for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Insect-Resistant Plants on Non-Target Organisms
Journal Article 3/1/2016
Surrogate species have a long history of use in research and regulatory settings to understand the potentially harmful effects of toxic substances including pesticides.
Seven Food System Metrics of Sustainable Nutrition Security
Journal Article 2/23/2016
Sustainability considerations have been absent from most food security assessments conducted to date, despite the tremendous economic, environmental, and social implications of meeting accelerating food demand in the face of water shortages and climate change.
Pharaoh's Dream Revisited: An Integrated US Midwest Field Research Network for Climate Adaptation
Journal Article 12/16/2015
Biosafety Research for Non-target Organism Risk Assessment of RNAi-based GE Plants
Journal Article 11/10/2015
RNA interference, or RNAi, refers to a set of biological processes that make use of conserved cellular machinery to silence genes.
Criterios propuestos para identificar cultivos genéticamente modificados que presentan un riesgo bajo o insignificante para el ambiente en condiciones de baja presencia en semillas
Journal Article 10/30/2015
Proposed criteria for identifying GE crop plants that pose a low or negligible risk to the environment under conditions of low-level presence in seed
Journal Article 8/26/2015
The low-level presence (LLP) of genetically engineered (GE) seeds that have been approved in the country of origin but not the country of import presents challenges for regulators in both seed importing and exporting countries, as well as for the international seed trade and the farmers who rely on it.
Extreme Weather and Resilience of the Global Food System
Report/White Paper 8/14/2015
Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system (2015). Final Project Report from the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience, The Global Food Security programme, UK. Dr. Dave Gustafson, Director, CIMSANS, ILSI Research Foundation is a co-author of the report.
Evaluación de inocuidad de alimentos y forrajes derivados de cultivos obtenidos por ingeniería genética: utilización de la formulación de problemas
Journal Article 3/23/2015
Safety Assessment of Food and Feed Derived from GM Crops: Using Problem Formulation to Ensure “Fit for Purpose” Risk Assessments
Journal Article 3/23/2015
GM crops have been commercialised for over 20 years. Every GM crop commercialised has undergone a strict safety assessment to establish their safety for use in food and feed.