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Ecological Safety Assessment of Insecticidal Proteins Introduced into Biotech Crops
Food Safety of Proteins in Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Jeffrey D. Wolt, Iowa State University
  • Jarrad R Prasifka, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Richard L Hellmich, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2008
DOI
10.1201/9781420005738.ch4
Abstract

Crops genetically engineered to express insecticidal proteins have been used in U.S. agriculture since 1996 and are being increasingly adopted worldwide. The ecological safety of these crops has been extensively considered by regulatory agencies prior to their commercial release, and is confirmed by a growing body of published research and experience under a variety of environments and management regimes. Ecological risk assessment provides a framework to understand the safety of these crops by considering the hazard potential of the expressed proteins in conjunction with environmentally relevant exposure scenarios. The ecological risk assessment framework applied to plant-expressed insecticidal proteins also provides insights into data and assessment requirements for forthcoming transgenic crops.

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This chapter is from Food Safety of Proteins in Agricultural Biotechnology 4 (2008): 103, doi:10.1201/9781420005738.ch4.

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Language
en
Date Available
2014-10-20
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Jeffrey D. Wolt, Jarrad R Prasifka and Richard L Hellmich. "Ecological Safety Assessment of Insecticidal Proteins Introduced into Biotech Crops" Food Safety of Proteins in Agricultural Biotechnology (2008) p. 103 - 126
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/119/