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.
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. ENGLISH VERSION.
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
Transportability of Confined Field Trial Data for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants: A Conceptual Framework
Journal Article 4/21/2014
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.
Measurement of Nanomaterials in Foods: Integrative Consideration of Challenges and Future Prospects
Journal Article 4/8/2014
The risks and benefits of nanomaterials in foods and food contact materials receive conflicting international attention across expert stakeholder groups as well as in news media coverage and published research.
Does Increased Prescribed Exercise Alter Non-Exercise Physical Activity/Energy Expenditure in Health Adults? A Systematic Review
Journal Article 4/3/2014
Prescribed physical activity/exercise training may reduce non-exercise physical activity resulting in no change in total daily energy expenditure and no or minimal exercise-induced weight loss.
A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry3Bb1 Protein
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.
Climate Adaptation Imperatives: Untapped Global Maize Yield Opportunities
Journal Article 1/15/2014
In this article, the authors discuss the difference between observed yields and those achievable by optimized crop production methods, or yield gap, for maize.
Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Insect-Resistant Plants on Non-Target Organisms
Journal Article 1/1/2014
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.