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Implications for GMO-cultivation and monitoring

Dr Gunther Schmidt, Prof Winfried Schröder

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  1. Content type: Commentary

    We respond to the paper of Kruse-Plass et al. (Environ Sci Eur 29:12, 2017), published in this journal, regarding the risk to non-target lepidopteran larvae exposed to pollen from one or more of three Bt maize ev...

    Authors: Joe N. Perry, Paolo Barberi, Detlef Bartsch, A. N. E. Birch, Achim Gathmann, Jozsef Kiss, Barbara Manachini, Marco Nuti, Stefan Rauschen, Joachim Schiemann, Mechthild Schuppener, Jeremy Sweet, Christoph C. Tebbe and Fabio Veronesi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:21

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    In this commentary, we respond to a report of the EFSA GMO Panel (EFSA EFSA Supp Publ, 1) that criticises the outcomes of two studies published in this journal (Hofmann et al. Environ Sci Eur 26: 24, 2; Environ S...

    Authors: Maren Kruse-Plass, Frieder Hofmann, Ulrike Kuhn, Mathias Otto, Ulrich Schlechtriemen, Boris Schröder, Rudolf Vögel and Werner Wosniok

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:20

  3. Content type: Research

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has introduced a concept for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants which foresees the definition of ecological threshold values definin...

    Authors: Marion Dolezel, Marianne Miklau, Andreas Heissenberger and Wolfram Reichenbecher

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:7

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    A previous 2-year rat feeding trial assessing potential toxicity of NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize revealed blood and urine biochemical changes indicative of liver and kidney pathology. In a...

    Authors: Robin Mesnage, Matthew Arno, Gilles-Eric Séralini and Michael N. Antoniou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:6

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  5. Content type: Review

    Farmland biodiversity is an important characteristic when assessing sustainability of agricultural practices and is of major international concern. Scientific data indicate that agricultural intensification an...

    Authors: Gesine Schütte, Michael Eckerstorfer, Valentina Rastelli, Wolfram Reichenbecher, Sara Restrepo-Vassalli, Marja Ruohonen-Lehto, Anne-Gabrielle Wuest Saucy and Martha Mertens

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:5

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  6. Content type: Review

    MON89788 was the first genetically engineered soybean worldwide to express a Bt toxin. Under the brand name Intacta, Monsanto subsequently engineered a stacked trait soybean using MON89788 and MON87701—this stack...

    Authors: Christoph Then and Andreas Bauer-Panskus

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:8

  7. Content type: Review

    A paper reporting findings relevant to safety of the genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and the herbicide Roundup (Séralini et al., Food Chem Toxicol. 50:4221–4231, 2012) was retracted against the wishes of...

    Authors: John Fagan, Terje Traavik and Thomas Bøhn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:19

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  8. Content type: Research

    Cotton with coevolving pests has been grown in India more than 5000 years. Hybrid cotton was introduced in the 1970s with increases in fertilizer and in insecticide use against pink bollworm that caused outbre...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Luigi Ponti, Hans R Herren, Johann Baumgärtner and Peter E Kenmore

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:12

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  9. Content type: Discussion

    A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the following joint statement, the clai...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Rosa Binimelis, Nicolas Defarge, Ricarda Steinbrecher, András Székács, Fern Wickson, Michael Antoniou, Philip L Bereano, Ethel Ann Clark, Michael Hansen, Eva Novotny, Jack Heinemann, Hartmut Meyer, Vandana Shiva and Brian Wynne

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    Information on pollen dispersal is essential for the risk assessment and management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) such as Bt maize. We analyzed data on maize pollen deposition at 216 sites in German...

    Authors: Frieder Hofmann, Mathias Otto and Werner Wosniok

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:24

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  11. Content type: Review

    A 2-year rat feeding study with genetically modified NK603 maize sparked an international scientific and public debate as well as policy responses by the European Commission. The European Food Safety Authority...

    Authors: Hartmut Meyer and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:33

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  12. Content type: Research

    Railway tracks represent a highly interlinked habitat with numerous possibilities for accidental entry of oilseed rape due to seed spill during transportation. Moreover, glyphosate is regularly employed to con...

    Authors: Nicola Schoenenberger and Luigi D’Andrea

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:23

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  13. Content type: Research

    In 2008/2009, Schmidt and colleagues published a study reporting lethal effects of the microbial Bt toxins Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb on the coccinellid biological control organisms Adalia bipunctata. Based on this study,...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Joanna M McMillan, Matthias Meier, Anna Humbel, Juanita Schläpfer-Miller and Miluse Trtikova

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:10

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    We outline important underlying reasons that fuel the decades-long controversy over adverse effects of Bt toxins expressed in genetically modified plants on beneficial, nontarget organisms. Inconsistent evalua...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Matthias Meier and Miluse Trtikova

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:9

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  15. Content type: Review

    The approval of genetically modified organisms [GMO] for deliberate release and placing on the market requires GMO environmental risk assessment [ERA] and GMO environmental monitoring [EM]. Both GMO ERA and GM...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder and Gunther Schmidt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    The prevailing controversies on the potential environmental risks of genetically modified organisms [GMOs] still fuel ongoing discussions among European Union [EU] member states, risk assessors, applicants and...

    Authors: Marion Dolezel, Marianne Miklau, Angelika Hilbeck, Mathias Otto, Michael Eckerstorfer, Andreas Heissenberger, Beatrix Tappeser and Helmut Gaugitsch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:33

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  17. Content type: Discussion

    The 'step-by step' principle was introduced into the European Union legislation on genetically modified organisms as a means to cope with uncertainty about environmental risks from the release of genetically m...

    Authors: Caroline von Kries and Gerd Winter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:32

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    The authors of the DFG booklet "Green Genetic Engineering" respond to the criticism by Taube et al. in Environmental Sciences Europe 2011, 23:1. The broad criticism on current cropping systems in agriculture is r...

    Authors: Inge Broer, Christian Jung, Frank Ordon, Matin Qaim, Barbara Reinhold-Hurek, Uwe Sonnewald and Andreas von Tiedemann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:16

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  19. Content type: Review

    In Europe, the EU Directive 2001/18/EC lays out the main provisions of environmental risk assessment (ERA) of genetically modified (GM) organisms that are interpreted very differently by different stakeholders...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Matthias Meier, Jörg Römbke, Stephan Jänsch, Hanka Teichmann and Beatrix Tappeser

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:13

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  20. Content type: Research

    According to the Directive 2001/18/EC, genetically modified plants [GMPs] have to be monitored for unintended ecological impacts during their release. Detrimental effects on the biodiversity of agro-ecosystems...

    Authors: Kathrin Pascher, Dietmar Moser, Stefan Dullinger, Leopold Sachslehner, Patrick Gros, Norbert Sauberer, Andreas Traxler, Georg Grabherr and Thomas Frank

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:12

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  21. Content type: Review

    We reviewed 19 studies of mammals fed with commercialized genetically modified soybean and maize which represent, per trait and plant, more than 80% of all environmental genetically modified organisms (GMOs) c...

    Authors: Gilles-Eric Séralini, Robin Mesnage, Emilie Clair, Steeve Gress, Joël Spiroux de Vendômois and Dominique Cellier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:10

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