Application of Data Transportability in the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants

    November 7, 2018
    1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Bellesalle Tokyo Yaesu
    Tokyo, Japan

The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute and ILSI Japan co-organized a workshop on November 7 in Tokyo. Building on previous collaborations related to the risk assessment of products of modern biotechnology, this workshop focused on topics relevant to the environmental risk assessment of GE plants. Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, delivered a presentation on approaches to facilitate data transportability for the purpose of ERA. Other speakers shared how data transportability is addressed in the European Union, Argentina, and Japan.


1:30 pm

Opening Remarks

Mr. Takuji Yasukawa, ILSI Japan, Japan

1:45 pm

Identifying a Surrogate Environment to Facilitate Data Transportability for ERA

Dr. Andrew Roberts, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, USA

2:15 pm

Data Transportability of Confined Field Trials (CFTs) in the European Union for Import Approval

Dr. Adinda De Schrijver, Sciensano, Belgium

2:45 pm

Discussion of Data Transportability in Argentina

Dr. Facundo Vesprini, Dirección de Biotecnología-Ministerio de Agroindustria, Argentina

3:15 pm

Agronomic Characterization for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Maize: Transportability Across Regions and Applicability to Breeding Stacks

Dr. Shuichi Nakai, Bayer CropScience, Japan

3:45 pm

Current Status of Data Transportability in Japan

Dr. Ryo Ohsawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

4:15 pm

Basic Understanding of Weediness/Invasiveness to Identify Key Evaluation Items for Assessment Endpoint

Dr. Shunji Kurokawa, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan

4:45 pm

Data Transportability of CFT Data to Assess Competitive Superiority Considering Host Crop Characteristics

Dr. Hidetoshi Goto, ILSI Japan & Bayer Crop Science, Japan

5:15 pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Ryo Ohsawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

5:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Shinobu Sato, University of Tsukuba, Japan