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Environmental effects of transgenic plants : the scope and adequacy of regulation / Committee on Environmental Impacts associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Environmental Impacts Associated with Commercialization of Transgenic Plants.
[2002], ©2002
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2002], ©2002.

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xxi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Ecological, genetic, and social factors affecting environmental assessment of transgenic plants -- Scientific assumptions and premises underpinning the regulation and oversight of environmental risks of transgenic plants -- APHIS regulatory policy for transgenic organisms -- Case studies of APHIS assessments -- Analysis of APHIS assessments -- Postcommercialization testing and monitoring for environmental effects of transgenic plants -- The future of agricultural biotechnology -- References -- Appendix A: Workshop to assess the regulatory oversight of GM crops and the next generation of genetic modifications for crop plants: agenda -- Appendix B: Workshop presenters/panelists -- Appendix C: "Dear colleague letter" -- Appendix D: "Dear colleague letter" recipients.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-286) and index.


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