Environmental Risk Assessment of Genome-Edited Plants

Environmental risk assessment of genome-edited plants should include considerations related to the traits developed by genome editing and considerations addressing the assessment of method-related unintended effects. […]

A Feminist Ethics of Care Framework for Risk Assessment of GM Crops

This study finds that current risk assessment of GM crops in South Africa is flawed, stemming from a neoliberal, productivist perception, and recommends the Feminist Ethics of Care as a holistic framework that acknowledges the strength of socio-ecological relationships. […]

Glyphosate-based Herbicides Cause Unintended Effects Even in Glyphosate-Tolerant Soy

Glyphosate-based herbicides can adversely affect the physiological processes of plants, even those genetically modified to be tolerant to them, and more so in GM stacked varieties. […]

Genome Editing Found to Cause Numerous Genomic Irregularities

A new scientific paper reveals that genome editing can cause genomic irregularities in the resultant GMOs, even if genes are not inserted, or inserted only transiently. This underscores the need for a process-oriented risk assessment, which would also improve the risk assessment of first-generation GMOs. […]

GE Organisms that Spread in the Environment Can Rapidly Damage Biodiversity

Releases of GE organisms able to propagate and spread throughout natural populations can rapidly damage the stability of ecosystems and endanger the health of humans, animals and plants. […]

EU Needs More Robust Regulatory Assessments in Place for Gene Drives

A study finds that the EU’s current GMO regulatory provisions are insufficient to cover the potential environmental, human and animal health risks of releases of gene drive organisms into the environment and calls for more robust assessments to be developed. […]

Why Gene-Edited Organisms Must Undergo Mandatory Risk Assessment and Ethical Oversight

This overview outlines the possible impacts that genome editing can have and calls for all organisms derived from all applications of SDN-1 and SDN-2 to undergo mandatory risk assessment along with social and ethical oversight. […]

Need for ‘Cut-Off Criteria’ to Prevent the Uncontrolled Spread of Gene Drive Organisms

To control the risks of gene drives, ‘cut-off criteria’ need to be defined to prevent the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered gene drive organisms. […]

Risk Assessment Challenges of Synthetic Gene Drive Organisms

Our understanding of any potential adverse impacts of gene drive organisms on the environment or human health is limited by critical knowledge gaps and uncertainties with regard to both intended and unintended effects, preventing conduct of robust and reliable risk assessments. […]

Better Risk Assessment Needed for GE Plants That Can Persist and Propagate in the Environment

A new peer reviewed paper addresses specific environmental risks associated with GE plants that can spread and propagate in the environment, leading to next generation effects that could increase risks to biodiversity. […]