This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Tags:||approval process, regulatory|
Abstract or Summary
This paper comprises four sections. Section 1 summarises the findings of previous reviews that have assessed the impact, benefits, and trends of the cultivation of first generation GM crops worldwide. Section 2 reviews the potential applications of GM technologies in the research pipeline, and contributions that could be made by GM crops for UK, European and global agriculture if there were a more permissive regulatory and politic al process in Europe and elsewhere. Section 3 considers safety and risk assessment by reviewing the existing regulatory process in the EU and elsewhere, and exploring the consequences. Section 4 draws together the conclusions from Sections 1 – 3, with recommendations for potential actions that would allow a safe and sustainable agriculture to use GM crop varieties for the benefit of the farmer, the consumer and the environment.
GM Science Update – A report to the Council for Science and Technology (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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