Rasmussen, L.D.; Møller, J. and Magid, J. (2004) Composting rapidly degrades DNA from genetically modified plants. DARCOFenews (2).
Online at: http://www.darcof.dk/enews/june04/gmo.html
Organic farmers are concerned about the use of genetically modified plants (GM plants) in conventional agriculture. The concern is mainly focused on the risk of spreading of pollen or seeds from GM plans to adjacent fields.
There has been less focus on the environmental impact of exposing the soil to genetically modified DNA (i.e. transgenic DNA) from GM plants residues left in the field. Yet, the new EU directive on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (EU, 2001) requires a "description of post-release treatment methods for the genetically modified plant material including wastes".
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Subjects:||Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services|
|Research affiliation:|| Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences|
Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.3 (CRUCIAL) Closing the rural-urban nutrient cycle
|Deposited By:||Magid, Assoc. Prof. Jakob|
|Deposited On:||27 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:31|
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