Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures for reviewing NRC reports approved by the NRC's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the NRC in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The content of the final report is the responsibility of the NRC and the study committee, and not the responsibility of the reviewers. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We wish to thank the following individuals, who are neither officials nor employees of the NRC, for their participation in the review of this report:

John Antle, Montana State University

John Benedict, Texas A&M University

Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago

Edwin Clark II, Washington, DC

John Dowling, Harvard University

Robert Fraley, Monsanto Company

Sarjeet Gill, University of California - Riverside

Lynn Goldman, Johns Hopkins University

Walter Goldstein, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

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