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By D. A. Andow, A. Hilbeck, N. Van Tuat

Inside of Vietnam, the environmental dangers of transgenic crops, coping with transgenic items effectively, and development glossy labs to evaluate their defense has acquired elevated funding and examine. This publication is the 1st medical attempt to synthesize details suitable to GM vegetation in Vietnam, taking Bt cotton for instance. it may be used as a technical guide to permit Vietnamese scientists to judge the capability environmental affects of Bt cotton forms ahead of commercialization, and offers counsel for environmental probability evaluate of any transgenic crop.

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W. (1997) Influence of Bacillus thuringiensis-transgenic and nectariless cotton on insect populations with emphasis on the tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 90, 663–668. , Hagerty, A. and Turnipseed, S. (2005) A multiyear, large-scale comparison of arthropod populations on commercially managed Bt and non-Bt cotton fields. Environmental Entomology 34, 1257–1266. Hilbeck, A. A. (eds) (2004) Environmental Risk Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 1: A Case Study of Bt Maize in Kenya.

Chapter 11 completes a preliminary risk assessment on gene flow and its consequences, and Chapter 12 does the same for resistance risks and risk management. Chapter 13 summarizes the main technical conclusions of the previous chapters. Cotton is grown on a limited area in Vietnam, despite efforts to increase the cropping area. Improved irrigation, better methods to control the aphidtransmitted cotton blue disease (CBD) and new methods to control pests disrupted by CBD control are some of the technical developments needed to enable cotton expansion, but low prices for cotton fibre on worldwide markets are a major limitation to expansion.

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