This book explores the risks and benefits of crops that are genetically modified for pest resistance, the urgency of establishing an appropriate regulatory framework for these products, and the importance of public understanding of the issues.
The committee critically reviews federal policies toward transgenic products, the 1986 coordinated framework among the key federal agencies in the field, and rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for regulation of plant pesticides. This book provides detailed analyses of:
Table of Contents
|1. Introduction and Background||19-39|
|2. Potential Environmental and Human Health Implications of Pest-Protected Plants||40-103|
|3. Crossroads of Science and Oversight||104-143|
|4. Strengths and Weaknesses of the Current Regulatory Framework||144-181|
|Appendix A: Costs of Regulating Transgenic Pest-Protected Plants||209-237|
|Appendix B: Example of Data Submitted to Federal Agencies||238-240|
|Appendix C: Committee on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants Public Workshop||241-245|
|Appendix D: Acronyms||246-246|
|Appendix E: Scientific and Common Names||247-248|
|Appendix F: Committee and Staff Biographical Information||249-254|
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