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Desk study on technologies for biological containment of GM and non-GM crops - CB02036

Description

This is a desk study to critically review effective, current and practical, as well as timely and potentially viable technologies that are aimed at reducing the dispersal of transgenes into the environment from GM (and non-GM) crops.

The aim is to provide a literature review and critical assessment of current knowledge of strategies for biological containment of genes in transgenic and non-transgenic crops. Specifically:

i)The study should aim to critically review all aspects of technologies for biological containment of GM and non-GM crop plants. This should include evaluation of industrial research effort in this area, which could be via research of patent applications.
ii)Based on the findings from the literature review, to make recommendations for future research.

Ths study will also include production of an electronic database of relevant literature and collation of hard copies of material that cannot be accessed electronically

The Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment has published advice on the final report of this study at
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/acre/advice/pdf/acre_advice73.pdf

















Project Documents
• Final Report : Desk study on technologies for biological containment of GM and non-GM crops   (5973k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £52,506
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Reading
Keywords
Agricultural Land              
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
GM Non-Food              
GM Risk Assessment              
Land              
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs