BfN Schriften 236 - Analysis and validation of present ecotoxicological test methods and strategies for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants
The aim of this project was, firstly, to analyse existing ecotoxicological methods and strategies developed for the testing of chemicals and evaluate their suitability for the risk assessment of GMPs.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
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Secondly, specific requirements for a ecotoxicological testing strategy and testing methods for GMP were elaborated guided by the legal requirements of the Directive 2001/18/EC. The result was a proposal for an ecotoxicological testing concept for GMPs that leads to a comparable number of tests as used for the testing of chemicals like pesticides. Finally, the proposed testing concept was applied to a case example.