. "2. Potential Environmental and Human Health Implications of Pest-Protected Plants." Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.
The following HTML text is provided to enhance online
readability. Many aspects of typography translate only awkwardly to HTML.
Please use the page image
as the authoritative form to ensure accuracy.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED PEST-PROTECTED PLANTS: SCIENCE AND REGULATION
Priority should be given to the development of improved methodsfor identifying potential allergens in pest-protected plants, specifically,the development of tests with human immune-system endpoints and ofmore reliable animal models.
Criteria for evaluating the merit of commercializing a new transgenicpest-protected plant should include the anticipated impacts on nontargetorganisms compared with those of currently used pest control techniques7and whether gene flow to feral plants or wild relatives is likelyto have a significant impact on these populations.
If a pest protectant or its functional equivalent is providing effectivepest control, and if growing a new transgenic pest-protected plantvariety threatens the utility of existing uses of the pest protectantor its functional equivalent, implementation of resistance managementpractices for all uses should be encouraged (for example, Bt proteinsused both in microbial sprays and in transgenic pest-protected plants).
Includes both chemical and non-chemical methods which are currently used.