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CAST Commentaries - QTA2005-2 SPA - October 2005

Las variedades transgénicas de cultivos han sido consumidas por hombres y animales en muchos países, por lo que se dispone de una gran cantidad de datos y observaciones con el fin de juzgar su seguridad y utilidad. Este comentario sopesa el daño hipotético proclamado por los críticos activistas contra la evidencia y experiencia científica disponible, de los cultivos transgénicos. Presidente: Bruce Chassy, Universidad de Illinois, Urbana. QTA2005-2SPA, 7 pp., Octubre 2005. DISPONIBLE SÓLO EN LÍNEA.

 
 
CAST Commentaries - QTA2005-1 - July 2005

Adventitious presence refers to the unintended commingling of trace amounts of one type of seed, or product, with another.Although this process can occur with conventionally bred crops, adventitious presence is more commonly regarded as the presence of genetically engineered (GE) seed and product in non-GE material. This document will provide a framework to discuss development of a science-based policy for adventitious presence. Co-authors: Drew Kershen, University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Alan McHughen, University of California, Riverside. QTA2005-1, 4 pp., July 2005. AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.

 
 
Issue Papers - IP30 - July 2005

PART 3, "ANIMAL AGRICULTURE'S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY."This paper provides a discussion of metabolic modifiers--a group of compounds that alter the physiology and metabolism of animals in specific ways to improve efficiency of meat and milk production and, in certain instances, to improve yield and composition of animal-derived products.The paper describes the classification, characteristics, and effects of metabolic modifiers approved for use in animal production and presents the current status of metabolic modifier approval around the world.Topics include a brief history of this technology, applications, and contributions to animal agriculture. Co-authors:Donald Beermann, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Frank Dunshea, Department of Primary Industries, Werribee, Victoria, Australia. IP 30, July 2005, 12 pp., FREE. Available online (www.cast-science.org) AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

 
 
CAST Commentaries - QTA2005-1 SPA - July 2005

La presencia adventicia se refiere a la mezcla no intencional de cantidades mínimas de un tipo de semilla o producto, con otro. Aunque este proceso puede ocurrir con los cultivos obtenidos en forma tradicional, la presencia adventicia normalmente contempla las semillas y productos de ingeniería genética en un material que no la ha experimentado. Este documento provee un marco de trabajo para discutir el desarrollo de una política basada en la ciencia para aplicar a la presencia adventicia. Coautores: Drew Kershen, Universidad de Oklahoma Facultad de Derechos, Norman, y Alan McHughen, Universidad de California, Riverside. QTA2005-1SPA, 6 pp., Julio 2005. DISPONIBLE SÓLO EN LÍNEA.

 
 
Issue Papers - IP29 - February 2005

This paper provides background on some ways in which ethics is applied productively to the food and agriculture system.Ethics may be a component in food safety and security, international trade, land-use policies, and animal welfare.Other topics considered include research ethics, public trust in science, and practical steps for institutionalizing ethics into agriculture.In addition to the scientific community, policymakers, agency leaders, and persons in the humanities and social sciences disciplines will find this study useful. Chair: Jeffrey Burkhardt, University of Florida, Gainesville. IP 29, February 2005, 12 pp., FREE. Available online (www.cast-science.org) AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

 
 
Issue Papers - IP29SPA - February 2005

¿Que es exactamente lo que hace que algo sea “correcto” o “incorrecto”?. Y en el campo del medio ambiente agrícola, ¿quién toma esas decisiones, cómo se generan tales determinaciones y cómo afectan a los investigadores, a las políticas y a los otros participantes?. Estas y otras preguntas relacionadas afectan en forma creciente a la investigación agrícola y al desarrollo de políticas, proveyendo el marco para esta publicación. Presidente: Jeffrey Burkhardt, Universidad de Florida, Gainesville. IP29SPA, Febrero 2005, 16 pp. GRATIS. Disponible en línea (www.cast-science.org) Y en letra (515-292-2125; honorarios de embarque/manejo).

 
 
Issue Papers - IP28 - February 2005

Animal diseases impact food supplies, trade and commerce, and human health worldwide.Some outbreaks have had severe consequences on the economies and social well-being of the population in affected countries.This paper discusses patterns of livestock diseases, factors affecting the emergence of diseases, impacts on human health, and international monitoring and response efforts. Cochairs: James Pearson, International Consultant, Ames, Iowa, and M.D. Salman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. IP 28, February 2005, 16 pp., FREE. Available online (www.cast-science.org) AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

 
 
Issue Papers - IP28 SPA - February 2005

Los brotes recientes de encefalopatía espongiforme bovina (enfermedad de la vaca loca), el virus del oeste del Nilo, la fiebre aftosa en porcinos y la fiebre aviar, encabezaron los titulares, inquietando no sólo por el significativo costo económico, sino también por la posibilidad de contagiar a los seres humanos. Esta publicación revisa la historia y reseña los impactos potenciales que tales enfermedades tendrán en todo el mundo. Copresidentes: James Pearson, Consultor Internacional, Ames, Iowa, y M. D. Salmon, Universidad Estatal de Colorado, Fort Collins. IP28SPA, Febrero 2005, 18 pp. GRATIS. Disponible en línea (www.cast-science.org) Y en letra (515-292-2125; honorarios de embarque/manejo).
 

 
 
Issue Papers - IP27 - November 2004

Composed of five stand-alone pieces, this issue paper highlights the current science, processes, and potentials for energy production through agriculture, and outlines future research needs.Among the topics addressed in this introduction to the subject of bioenergy are the economics and rural development of bioenergy, environmental and natural resource effects, technology and research, and the need for a systems approach.Public policy considerations such as long-term societal issues and acceptable risk also are discussed. Cochairs: Roger K. Conway, USDA-OEPNU, Washington, D.C., and Don Erbach. USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland. IP 27, November 2004, FREE. Available online (www.cast-science.org) AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

 
 
CD Collections - August 2004

Publications Included:
IP19 Evaluation of the U.S. Regulatory Process for Crops Developed through Biotechnology (October 2001, 14 pp.)
IP12 Applications of Biotechnology to Crops: Benefits and Risks (December 1999, 8 pp.)
IP7 Radiation Pasteurization of Food (April 1996, 10 pp.)
IP4 Labeling of Food-Plant Biotechnology Products (July 1994, 8 pp.)