Raymond Layton

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As global populations continue to increase, agricultural productivity will be challenged to keep pace without overtaxing important environmental resources. A dynamic and integrated approach will be required to solve global food insecurity and position agriculture on a trajectory toward sustainability. Genetically modified (GM) crops enhanced through modern(More)
Risk assessment is a reasoned, structured approach to address uncertainty based on scientific and technical evidence. It forms the foundation for regulatory decision-making, which is bound by legislative and policy requirements, as well as the need for making timely decisions using available resources. In order to be most useful, environmental risk(More)
Public input is often sought as part of the biosafety decision-making process. Information and communication about the advances in biotechnology are part of the first step to engagement. This step often relies on the developers and introducers of the particular innovation, for example, an industry-funded website has hosted various authorities to respond to(More)
Species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) have a long history of use within environmental risk assessment to help make informed decisions about the potential risks associated with a variety of environmental stressors. Current risk assessments for transgenic crops conveying insect protection incorporate bioassays conducted on both pest and non-pest insects.(More)
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