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Non-target risk assessment for crops engineered for insect resistance
Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
  • Richard L. Hellmich, Iowa State University
  • Julia Gorecka, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize genetically engineered for insect resistance has been commercially available in the United States since 1996. Bt maize has been popular with most U.S. growers because it provides economic advantages and reduces the reliance on chemical insecticides. Prior to commercialization all genetically-engineered (GE) crops go through a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation by three U.S. government agencies to demonstrate their safety to the environment and human and animal health. This paper focuses on improving methods to evaluate possible non-target effects of GE crops, which should be helpful to scientists in countries that are considering the use of GE crops.

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This article is from Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW; 29 (2008); 7-17

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en
Date Available
2014-08-27
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Citation Information
Richard L. Hellmich and Julia Gorecka. "Non-target risk assessment for crops engineered for insect resistance" Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Vol. 29 (2008) p. 7 - 17
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/15/