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Agricultural biotechnology -- Environmental aspects

View Resource The Biosafety Protocol

On January 20, international negotiators resumed talks in Montreal to finalize a Biosafety Protocol that "seeks to reduce potential risks from the transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs) and address potential threats to biodiversity" from products modified by genetic engineering. The Protocol is being negotiated under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity that was adopted at...
View Resource A Practical Guide to Containment: Plant Biosafety in Research Greenhouses

This publication that can be viewed either online or in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format is new from Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB), part of the US Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. ISB's goal is to provide "a balanced view of the potential benefits and concerns" of agricultural biotechnology. This 60-page guide is intended as a...