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Safety Evaluation of Bt Plants

Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN
00213551
NII recode ID (NCID)
AA0068709X
Full text

Bt plants are insect-resistant plants engineered to carry the gene coding the insecticidal protein of a soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis. These transgenic plants provide a highly effective method of insect control and reduce dependence on pesticide chemicals. In consequence, they have provided higher yields, reduced crop mycotoxin levels because of the effective lowering of the insect damage, and have decreased the pesticide spraying work and cost. However, there are public concerns about the safety of Bt plants for humans, animals and the environment. This review describes recent research on the safety evaluation of Bt plants, focusing on our results in the toxicological studies of Bt11 corn.

Date of issued2008-10-01
CreatorSHIMADA NobuakiMURATA HideoMIYAZAKI Shigeru
Subject

cattle

genetically modified plant

pig

poultry

PublisherJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Dates2008-10-01
NII resource type vocabularyJournal Article
Volume42
Issue4
spage251
epage259
DOI10.6090/jarq.42.251
RightsJapan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Languageeng