Brazil and the development of international scientific biosafety testing guidelines for transgenic crops

Deise Maria Fontana Capalbo, Angelika Hilbeck, David Andow, Allison Snow, Bui Ba Bong, Fang Hao Wan, Eliana M.G. Fontes, Ellie Onyango Osir, Gary P. Fitt, Jill Johnston, Josephine Songa, K. L. Heong, A. Nicholas E. Birch

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Abstract

Under the umbrella of the International Organisation of Biological Control (IOBC), an international working group of public sector scientists entitled on "Transgenic Organisms in Integrated Pest Management and Biological Control" has been organized. The group will develop scientific principles and detailed scientific guidelines for biosafety testing of transgenic crops. The key elements of this project are: (1) An international initiative including expert scientists from leading research institutions in developed and developing countries; (2) coordination of the development and implementation of the guidelines as a dynamic process, which will include scientific and technical capacity building and communication among scientists and between scientists and policy makers; (3) rapid serial publication of sections of the guidelines as they are completed; and (4) rapid and timely revision of previously published sections, The guidelines will be constructed on a case-by-case basis and will have no regulatory legitimacy themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Biosafety
  • Environmental impact
  • Genetically modified plants
  • Guidelines
  • Transgenic plants

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Fontana Capalbo, D. M., Hilbeck, A., Andow, D., Snow, A., Bong, B. B., Wan, F. H., Fontes, E. M. G., Osir, E. O., Fitt, G. P., Johnston, J., Songa, J., Heong, K. L., & Birch, A. N. E. (2003). Brazil and the development of international scientific biosafety testing guidelines for transgenic crops. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 83(2), 104-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-2011(03)00061-2