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African Crop Science Journal
African Crop Science Society
ISSN: 1021-9730
EISSN: 2072-6589
Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 397-399
Bioline Code: cs95058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 397-399

 en International Harmonisation of Biotechnology Regulatory Policies: Role of USDA, APHIS1
Shantharam, Sivramiah


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have played a pioneering role in establishing and promoting international harmonization of biotechnology regulatory policies. USDA and APHIS have developed data sets for assessment of transgenic plants before commercial release, and standards of review for environmental risk assessment. APHIS, through the world wide web, is now providing instant information on field tests and biotechnology regulatory programmes.

Biosafety assessment, commericialisation, environment risk assessment, field tests, transgenic plants

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