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Program for Biosafety Systems ( Newsletter )


This e-newsletter provides information on new publications and activities for the Program for Biosafety Systems

Updates from PBS

Biotechnology & Biodiversity Interface Report Analyzes Impacts of Bt Crops PBS’s competitive grants program, the Biotechnology and Biodiversity Interface (BBI), has supported research in developing countries on the potential impact of agricultural biotechnology on biodiversity outside of agriculture, i.e. ‘wild biodiversity’  (www.ifpri.org/pbs/pdf/bbiprojects.pdf ). This BBI-sponsored report addresses the
impacts of insect-resistant Bt crops on non-target organisms, specifically parasitoids.

Please see: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002284

Journal Article on the Cartagena Protocol’s Implementation in APEC The following article analyzes the potential effects of a generalized implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety's proposed stringent information requirements on member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Gruère, Guillaume P. and Mark W. Rosegrant (2008) Assessing the Implementation Effects of the Biosafety Protocol's Proposed Stringent Information Requirements for Genetically Modified Commodities in Countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Review of Agricultural Economics 30 (2), 214–232


PBS has a New CD-Rom Available!

On this new CD-ROM you’ll find a comprehensive collection of publications on biosafety and biotechnology from PBS and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Looking Back, Moving Forward: A compilation of biosafety and biotechnology research from PBS and IFPRI, 2003-2008.

To request a copy, please email ifpri-pbs@cgiar.org

Don’t forget about the PBS Blog for more news and updates!  http://pbs.ifpriblog.org

The Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) is an IFPRI-managed program that supports our partner countries in Africa and Asia in the responsible development and safe use of agricultural biotechnology. PBS effectively addresses biosafety through an integrated program of research, capacity development, and outreach. PBS is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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