Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops Workshop

    August 17, 2009-August 18, 2009
    Brasilia, Brazil

Overview: The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Center for Environmental Risk Assessment, ILSI Brasil and EMBRAPA convened a workshop for regulators, risk assessors and scientists from public and private sector organizations interested in conducing environmental risk assessments (ERA) of genetically modified (GM) crops. The purpose of the workshop was twofold:

  1. To follow on from the 2008 workshop on problem formulation in ERA of GM crops with additional discussions specifically related to non‐target organism (NTO) testing; and
  2. To share experiences from within and outside of Brasil related to post-release environmental monitoring of GM crops. The agenda for the workshop can be viewed here. Over the two days of the workshop, the presentations and panel discussions provided opportunities for open dialogue and a very productive exchange of ideas and experiences between regulators, public and private sector scientists.

Program: The workshop featured sessions on:

  • Setting the context for ERA of GM crops in Brazil
  • Post release environmental monitoring (PREM) of GM Crops