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|A proposed impact assessment method for genetically modified plants (AS-GMP Method).
|JESUS-HITZSCHKY, K. R. E. de
SILVEIRA, J. M. F. J. da
|KATIA REGINA E DE JESUS HITZSCHKY, CNPMA; JOSÉ MARIA F. J. DA SILVEIRA, Instituto de Economia - UNICAMP.
|Environmental Impact Assessment Review, v.29, n.6, p.348-358, Nov. 2009. 10.1016/j.eiar.2009.02.006
|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 amethod to performan impact analysis associatedwith the commercial release and use of genetically modified plants, the Assessment SystemGMPMethod. 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, GMplant 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 ofmoderation and the indexes are parameterized to perform an available assessment.
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