Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 1

OECD Consensus Documents

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These OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries.  This is intended to encourage information sharing and prevent duplication of effort among countries. This book offers ready access to those consensus documents which have been published thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic crops, regulators in national authorities as well as the wider scientific community. More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).


Section 1 General Information Concerning the Biosafety of Crop Plants Made Virus Resistant through Coat Protein Gene-Mediated Protection

This document, developed under the auspices of the OECD’s Expert Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, is intended to provide information that may be of assistance to regulatory officials, developers of virus resistant plants,and other interested parties. Any decision on the use of virus resistant plants at the small- or large-scale stages of product development, or their commercial use, will require a case-by-case review by each Member country, as the specific environment in which such plants will be grown is a component of each of the issues addressed in this document.


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