A Review of the Environmental Safety of Vip3Aa
This paper provides a comprehensive review of publicly available data, peer-reviewed studies, and regulatory decision summaries relevant to the environmental risk assessment of the Vip3Aa protein, as expressed in maize and cotton plants.
The Status and Impact of Biosafety Regulation in Developing Economies Since Ratification of the Cartagena Protocol
This paper explores how the Cartagena Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as other important drivers, have affected the regulation of GE crops in developing countries.
A Review of the Environmental Safety of the PAT Protein
This document provides a comprehensive review of information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of the protein phosphinothricin- N-acetyl transferase (PAT) produced in genetically engineered plants by genes isolated from Streptomyces viridochromogenes (pat gene) or Streptomyces hygroscopicus (bar gene).
A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry1Ab Protein
This document provides a comprehensive review of information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry1Ab.
Water Recovery and Reuse: Guidelines for Safe Application of Water Conservation Methods in Beverage Production and Food Processing
Many beverage producers and food processors are experiencing multiple pressures to find ways to minimize the total volume of water they use in the production of their product, and also to reduce waste water discharges.
Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Matrices - Phase 2.5 Report —Comparison of Existing Studies of Release Measurement for MWCNT-Polymer Composites
Currently there are no broadly accepted methods for evaluating release of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) from polymer matrices, which is a crucial component of conducting exposure assessments for nanomaterials in consumer products.
Problem Formulation for the Environmental Risk Assessment of RNAi Plants: Conference Proceedings
This report summarizes the proceedings of the conference, including presentations, case studies, a summary of discussions, and the points of consensus agreed by the participants.
Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants on Non-Target Organisms
To help identify and address the challenges facing researchers studying the effects of genetically engineered insect-resistant crops on non-target organisms (NTOs), CERA hosted the conference "Surrogate Species Selection for Assessing Potential Adverse Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants on Non-Target Organisms." The Conference was held in the Washington, DC office of the ILSI Research Foundation, June 26-28, 2012, and it brought together 37 government, university, and private industry scientists from around the world representing the fields of entomology, ecology, agronomy, chemistry, and ecotoxicology. Over the course of the three-day meeting, the participants reached consensus on selection criteria for surrogate species to be used in the testing of insect-resistant crops on NTOs. In developing these criteria, the participants focused on ensuring that NTO testing would be practicable, test results would be scientifically and statistically valid, and the data obtained would accurately predict any adverse impacts likely from the use of the crops. The proceedings of the Conference include the presentations, case studies, breakout and plenary discussions, and the points of consensus agreed to by the participants.
Navigating New Risk Landscapes & Opportunities in Global Food Systems
The Knowledge Systems for Sustainability Collaborative and the Tällberg Foundation met in Tällberg, Sweden discuss how public and private sector groups can work together to improve sufficiency and resilience in agriculture and food systems. These proceedings summarize those discussions and outline next steps.
IVACG Policy Statement on Vitamin A Status and Childhood Mortality
This statement by the International Vitamin A Consultative Group reaffirms the importance of adequate Vitamin A status in children.