The Proposed EPA Plant Pesticide Rule


Task Force Chair

Eugene Nester

Task Force Author(s)

Myron Brakke
Mary-Dell Chilton
Nina Fedoroff
Arthur Kelman
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A panel of five members of the National Academy of Sciences formed by CAST examine the scientific merits of the Biotechnology Industry Organization response to the major conclusions reached by eleven professional scientific societies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate genes which make plants resistant to pests by means of genetic engineering under the same regulations developed for use of chemical pesticides applied to plants. Chair: Eugene Nester, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle. IP10, October 1998, 8 pp., FREE. Available online ( AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).


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