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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document supplies basic information useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): background on this major legume which is grown and consumed worldwide, compositional considerations, key constituents (nutrients, anti-nutrients, and others). Constituents to be analysed are suggested. This publication is issued in the Novel Food and Feed Safety Series.

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on the Biology of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

    This publication is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COWPEA varieties. This grain legume is an important staple crop in (sub)tropical regions, in Africa mainly. It can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, pests or diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 22-December-2015

    English

    Consensus Document on the Biology of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COMMON BEAN varieties. This main legume for direct human consumption worldwide can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, insects and diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, closely-related species, geographic distribution, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 3-December-2015

    English

    Fundamental and Guiding Principles for (Q)SAR Analysis of Chemical Carcinogens with Mechanistic Considerations

    The OECD has published fundamental and guiding principles to facilitate the application of QSAR methods to the risk assessment of chemicals. The main focus is on the critical role of mechanistic consideration in improving various (Q)SAR approaches and possible integrative approaches of combining chemoinformatics and bioinformatics.

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  • 18-November-2015

    English

    Publications in the series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    The reports are available by categories: Council Acts; Guidance Manuals (including Global PRTRs, Data application, Release estimation techniques, Workshop reports); and now include an information flyer related to the PRTR programme.

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  • 29-October-2015

    English

    Developments in delegations on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials - tour de table

    This document provides background information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies at the international level. The information provided in this document captures OECD activities before September 2015.

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  • 29-October-2015

    English

    Current developments in delegations on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials - tour de table

    This document provides background information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies at the international level. The information provided in this document captures OECD activities between January and July 2014.

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  • 29-September-2015

    English

    New reports to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

    The OECD/UNEP Global PFC group has published two new documents to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) to improve information sharing at a global level on perfluorinated chemistries.

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  • 29-September-2015

    English, PDF, 4,574kb

    Working Towards A Global Emission Inventory of PFASs: Focus on PFCAs – Status Quo and the Way Forward

    This manual establishes a global emission inventory for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and uses perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) as a reference to present an overall picture of global and regional emissions of PFASs and other related fluorinated substances.

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  • 29-September-2015

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    Risk Reduction Approaches for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – A Cross-Country Analysis

    This brochure was prepared by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group and provides an overview of current activities with regard to the development of risk reduction approaches for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a number of jurisdictions.

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