Agricultural biotechnology takes many forms and applications, with the number and diversity of products ever increasing. With this rapid development, regulatory authorities have sought to keep pace through regulatory adjustments and advances to ensure the safe and beneficial use of this critical technology. The regulatory systems for the U.S. and Canada are not static and must evolve in order to maintain relevance, efficiency and applicability to the challenges encountered.
The diverse authors of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology, drawn from the biotechnology industry, academia, government research and regulatory agencies, offer their perspectives of the historical and current system and suggest where it can be improved in the future. Based upon vast experience interacting with the regulatory system, the editors and authors offer demystifying views of the US and Canadian regulatory structures and how they came to be.
We know of no other effort than Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology to present the biotechnology regulatory systems of the US and Canada in an open forum which will benefit those in the regulated community as well as those charged with oversight of the products of biotechnology, and ultimately the consumer!
1. Introduction to Biotechnology Regulation: A U.S. History
2. Regulation of genetically modified crops in USA and Canada: Canadian overview
3. Regulation of genetically modified crops in USA and Canada: American overview
4. Regulation of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms under PPA, FIFRA and TSCA
5. The promise and potential perils of genetically modified microorganisms in agriculture and the environment
6. Regulatory experiences in symbiotic control of Pierce's disease
7. Over a Decade of Crop Transgenes Out-of-place
8. The Regulation of Organisms used in Agriculture under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
9. Regulating the Environmental Release of Plants with Novel Traits in Canada
10. Regulatory Requirements for Plant-Incorporated Protectants
11. United States Environmental Protection Agency Insect Resistance Management Programs for Plant-Incorporated Protectants and Use of Simulation Modeling
12. Development and deregulation of the Plum Pox Virus resistant transgenic plum 'HoneySweet'.13. Genetically Engineered Insects - Regulatory Progress and Challenges
14. Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals
15. Regulatory science, research science and safety assessment in agricultural biotechnology
16. The Globalization of Agricultural Biotechnology: Implications for Regulatory Compliance, Stewardship and Stakeholder Engagement
17 - Facilitating market access for GE crops developed through public sector research