A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry2Ab Protein

Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
January 1, 2013

This document provides a comprehensive review of the information and data relevant to the environmental risk assessment of Cry2Ab, a protein encoded by genes isolated from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), and it presents a summary statement about the environmental safety of this protein when produced in genetically engineered (GE) cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and maize (Zea mays) plants. All sources of information reviewed herein are publicly available and include dossiers presented to regulatory authorities, decision documents prepared by regulatory authorities, product descriptions prepared by product developers, and peer-reviewed literature.

The monograph has been peer-reviewed in accordance with Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Peer Review Policy for Self-Published Works and is available in:

Suggested format for citation: Agriculture & Food Systems Institute. 2013. A Review of the Environmental Safety of the Cry2Ab Protein. Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, Washington DC.

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