Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2008

Journal or Book Title

Nature Biotechnology

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

203

Last Page

208

DOI

10.1038/nbt1381

Abstract

An international initiative is developing a scientifically rigorous approach to evaluate the potential risks to nontarget arthropods (NTAs) posed by insect-resistant, genetically modified (IRGM) crops. It adapts the tiered approach to risk assessment that is used internationally within regulatory toxicology and environmental sciences. The approach focuses on the formulation and testing of clearly stated risk hypotheses, making maximum use of available data and using formal decision guidelines to progress between testing stages (or tiers). It is intended to provide guidance to regulatory agencies that are currently developing their own NTA risk assessment guidelines for IRGM crops and to help harmonize regulatory requirements between different countries and different regions of the world.

Comments

This article is from Nature Biotechnology; 26 (2008); 203-208; doi:10.1038/nbt1381

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Language

en

File Format

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