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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A proposed impact assessment method for genetically modified plants (AS-GMP Method)
Author: de Jesus-Hitzschky, KRE
da Silveira, JMFJ
Abstract: An essential step in the development of products based on biotechnology is an assessment of their potential economic impacts and safety, including an evaluation of the potential impact of transgenic crops and practices related to their cultivation on the environment and human or animal health. The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment method to evaluate the impact of biotechnologies that uses quantifiable parameters and allows a comparative analysis between conventional technology and technologies using GMOs. This paper introduces a method to perform an impact analysis associated with the commercial release and use of genetically modified plants, the Assessment System GMP Method. The assessment is performed through indicators that are arranged according to their dimension criterion likewise: environmental, economic, social, capability and institutional approach. To perform an accurate evaluation of the GMP specific indicators related to genetic modification are grouped in common fields: genetic insert features, GM plant features, gene flow, food/feed field, introduction of the GMP, unexpected occurrences and specific indicators. The novelty is the possibility to include specific parameters to the biotechnology under assessment In this case by case analysis the factors of moderation and the indexes are parameterized to perform an available assessment. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Biotechnology impacts
Genetically modified plants rapid appraisal
Impact assessment
Technological forecasting
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2009.02.006
Date Issue: 2009
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