Regulation of Transgenic Crops: The State of the Science

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room 209, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Richard L. Hellmich
Keri L.D. Henderson
Jörg Romeis
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
Richard L. Hellmich, USDA - ARS
1:50 PM
Bringing GM technology to developing countries, regulatory concerns with entomology focus: eggplant in India
Tony Shelton, Cornell University; K. V. Raman, Cornell University; Vijay Vijayaraghavan, Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd
2:10 PM
Cowpea in Africa
Jeff Stein, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
2:30 PM
Progress toward developing new regulatory rules for Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)
Annabel Waggoner, US Environmental Protection Agency; Shannon Borges, US Environmental Protection Agency; Zigfridas Vaituzis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Chris Wozniak, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:50 PM
Problem formulation for output traits
Alan Raybould, Syngenta
3:10 PM
Approaches to tier-based NTO testing of RNAi pest control traits
Joseph E. Huesing, Monsanto Company; Francis Lloyd, Monsanto Company; Steven Levine, Monsanto Company; Ty T. Vaughn, Monsanto Company
3:30 PM
The surrogate species concept: a Lepidoptera case study
Keri L.D. Henderson, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc; Raymond J. Layton, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Jared Ostrem, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc; Ale Pascual, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
3:50 PM
4:05 PM
Harmonization of protocols: update on honey bee
Zachary Y. Huang, Michigan State University
4:25 PM
Early-tier studies to assess the impact of insecticidal proteins on ladybird beetles
Jörg Romeis, Agroscope Reckenholz, Tänikon Research Station ART; Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme, Agroscope ART; Yan Li, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART; Jared S. Ostrem, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
4:45 PM
Meta-analysis and comparison of laboratory and field non-target studies in Bt crops
Steven Naranjo, USDA - ARS; Jian J. Duan, USDA - ARS; Jonathan G. Lundgren, USDA - ARS; Michelle Marvier, Santa Clara University
5:05 PM
How can science facilitate regulatory harmonization?
Morven McLean, International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation
5:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
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