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Large-area Effects of GM-Crop Cultivation

Proceedings of the Second GMLS-Conference 2010 in Bremen


Edited By Broder Breckling and Richard Verhoeven

This book presents the results of the GMLS II conference on «Implications of GM-Crop Cultivation at Large Spatial Scales», held in Bremen in March 2010. The meeting was a platform to discuss ecological, agricultural and economic implications of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and to present new developments in risk assessment and monitoring. Approaches in co-existence regulations and nature protection standards are presented as well as legal challenges and resolutions on national and on EU-level. The book collects 30 contributions written by specialists in science, administration and jurisprudence from Europe as well as Africa, Central America, and Russia.
Contents: Werner Kratz/Christina Mante/Frieder Hofmann/Ulrich Schlechtriemen/Ulrike Kuhn/Steffi Ober/Rudolph Vögel: Exposure of maize harvest by-products to aquatic ecosystems and protected nature reserves in Brandenburg, Germany – Wiebke Züghart: Networks and environmental observation programs as a tool for general surveillance - first experience and future requirements – Gilles-Eric Séralini/Joël Spiroux de Vendomois/Dominique Cellier/Robin Mesnage/Emilie Clair: Genetically modified crop consumption at large scale: Possible negative health impacts due to holes in assessment. Overview of the safety studies of GMOs performed on mammals – Robin Mesnage/Emilie Clair/Gilles-Eric Séralini: Roundup® in genetically modified plants: Regulation and toxicity in mammals – Jana Seeger/Broder Breckling/Juliane Filser: Seedling emergence of oilseed rape (B. napus L.) and wild relatives on ruderal soils – Kathrin Pascher/Dietmar Moser/Stefan Dullinger/Leopold Sachslehner/Patrick Gros/Norbert Sauberer/Andreas Traxler/Georg Grabherr/Thomas Frank: Setup, efforts and significance of a GMO monitoring program - An Austrian case study – Claudia Bethwell/Frieder Graef/Ulrich Stachow/Hans-Jürgen Müller/Frank Eulenstein: Prioritizing GMO monitoring sites in dynamic cultivation systems and their environment - a conceptual on-farm approach – Christiane Eschenbach/Wilhelm Windhorst/Andreas Rinker: Potential GM-maize cropping in Schleswig-Holstein I: Spatial heterogeneity of GM cultivation (Scenarios) – Christiane Eschenbach/Broder Breckling/Andreas Rinker/Wilhelm Windhorst: Potential GM-maize cropping in Schleswig-Holstein II: Model and GIS based approaches to estimate the GM-share in conventional maize yield – Lukas Kleppin/Gunther Schmidt/Winfried Schröder: WebGIS as a tool for GMO monitoring support and for identification of potential coexistence problems due to GMO cultivation – Chris Viljoen/Lukeshni Chetty: An African perspective of GM maize gene flow – Denis Worlanyo Aheto: Proposal for large-scale regional monitoring of genetically modified maize crops in small-scale agricultural systems in Africa – Peter Wagner: Influence of GM-crop cultivation on local apiculture and floral environment – Maren Langhof/Bernd Hommel/Alexandra Hüsken/Aldona Jarzmik/Joachim Schiemann/Peter Wehling/Gerhard Rühl: Effect of two different gap crops on pollen-mediated gene flow in maize – Geoffrey Squire/Mark Young/Alison Karley: Comparative ecological effects of GM and other innovations in maritime arable-grass production systems – Gillian Banks/Mark W. Young/Geoffrey R. Squire: Demography of feral oilseed rape over 11 years in an agricultural region – Gunther Schmidt/Broder Breckling: The Triffid case: A short résumé on the re-discovery of a de-registered GMO – Francisca Acevedo Gasman: Monitoring maize diversity in Mexico for decision making – Sabine Prescher/Joachim Schiemann/Alexandra Hüsken: Study of maize fields and their surroundings in European regions regarding the suitability for coexistence of different maize cultivars – Rosa Binimelis/Iliana Monterroso/Mariel Vilella: Is there any room for alternatives? Socio-economic implications of GMOs cultivation at large-scale - Case study in Spain – Christiane Eschenbach/Wilhelm Windhorst: Development of the indicator «Genetic engineering in agriculture» – Christoph Then: New pest in crop caused by large scale cultivation of Bt corn – Morten Gylling: The Danish coexistence regulation and the Danish farmers attitude towards GMO – Vincenzo Pavone/Joanna Goven/Riccardo Guarino: From risk assessment to in-context trajectory evaluation: GMOs and their social implications – Natalia Sirina/Christiane Eschenbach/Wilhelm