quinta-feira, 3 de abril de 2014

GMO risk assessment and related issues

As an effort to offer previously posted texts on GMO risk assessment in the Brazilian context written in English to the readers, we listed them below.

1.       What is a LMO/GMO “not likely to have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health”? - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2012/04/what-is-lmogmo-not-likely-to-have.html

2.       Brazil officially rejects Séralini´s results – no risk assessment revision is being suggested for NK603 maize - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/brazil-officially-rejects-seralinis.html

3.       On Omics for GMO risk assessment - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/on-omics-for-risk-assessment.html

4.       Comments on the AHTEG´S Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms (CBD/BCH, transgenic plants, LMO, GMO) - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2012/06/comments-on-ahtegs-guidance-on-risk.html

5.       On the 'forgotten" gene that could be harmful in transgenic plants: regulators did not miss it - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/on-forgotten-gene-that-could-be-harmful.html

6.       Basics on small RNAs: transgenic beans, papayas, tomatoes, etc. - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/08/basics-on-small-rnas-transgenic-beans.html

7.       A clumsy attempt to discredit good papers in order to safeguard Séralini and other fake scientists. Comments on http://gmoseralini.org/lets-give-the-scientific-literature-a-good-clean-up/ - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2014/01/a-clumsy-attempt-to-discredit-good.html

8.       No need for scientific consensus on GMO safety: how science is constructed and how risk assessment is made – http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/10/no-need-for-scientific-consensus-on-gmo.html

9.       The largest “experiment” with human beings and livestock, ever! Contrary to the alarmists´ opinions, GM food seems to be very safe - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/the-largest-experiment-with-human.html

10.   Reply to GMWatch´s 10 reasons why we don´t need GM foods - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/reply-to-gmwatchs-10-reasons-why-we.html

11.   Failure to demonstrate any harm from Cry proteins on mice: comments on Mezzomo et al., 2013 - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/06/failure-to-demonstrate-any-harm-from.html

12.   Brazil´s new post release monitoring system for GMOs - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2011/12/brazils-new-post-release-monitoring.html

13.   CTNBio: rigor and transparency on GMO biosafety assessment in Brazil - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/ctnbio-rigor-and-transparency-on-gmo.html

14.   Is Seralini´s paper a dead horse? Should be, but now it is kind of a zombie, every time and again resurrected by the most stubborn GMO opposition - http://genpeace.blogspot.com.br/2013/09/is-seralinis-paper-dead-horse-should-be.html  

For a general view of the Brazilian regulatory scenario, see also:
The Brazilian GMO Regulatory Scenario and the Adoption of Agricultural Biotechnology http://worldfoodscience.com/article/brazilian-gmo-regulatory-scenario-and-adoption-agricultural-biotechnology

Transgenic Res. 2014 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Post-release monitoring: the Brazilian system, its aims and requirements for information.
Andrade PP1, Melo MA, Kido EA.

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