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Risk assessment of GM plants: avoiding gridlock?

Authors
  • Wilkinson, Mike J
  • Sweet, Jeremy
  • Poppy, Guy M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Trends in Plant Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2003
Volume
8
Issue
5
Pages
208–212
Identifiers
PMID: 12758037
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cultivation of genetically modified crops is presently based largely on four crops containing few transgenes and grown in four countries. This will soon change and pose new challenges for risk assessment. A more structured approach that is as generic as possible is advocated to study consequences of gene flow. Hazards should be precisely defined and prioritized, with emphasis on quantifying elements of exposure. This requires coordinated effort between large, multidisciplinary research teams.

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