Daegu Protocol

Revolutionary new biotechnologies are currently being developed to improve crop pest, human disease vector, and agricultural crop and human disease control. These biotechnologies are at the forefront of science applied for the benefit of mankind for food production and public health protection.

An issue common to these new biotechnologies for crop pest and human disease control is uncertain and undefined regulatory pathways for approval before releases into the environment may be made.

The Daegu Protocols are being developed to provide guidance. The Protocols are expected to be presented for approval at the Regulatory Issues Session of the Insect Biotechnology and Industry (ICIBI2007) meeting
19-24 August 2007 in Daegu, Korea. See: www.icibi2007.com for more information about the meeting.

Ministries of Agriculture, scientists and government regulatory officials from around the world are now being recruited to participate in drafting of the "Daegu Protocol." A drafting committee is now being formed to develop a final version in time for the icibi2007 meeting next 19-24 August 2006.

Each version of the Protocols will be listed here as changes develop.
11/01/2006 Click here to download the Daegu protocol (pdf)
11/27/2006 Click here to download the New Daegu protocol (pdf)
12/19/2006 Click here to download the New Daegu protocol 12/11/2006 edition (pdf)
09/17/2007 Click here to download Luke Alphey's comment on the New Daegu protocol (pdf)

The drafting committee currently being asked to participate:
• Angela E. Douglas, York University, York, UK
• Robert I. Rose, Regulatory Consultant, Frederick, MD, USA
• Yupa Hanboonsong, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
• Yongping Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P.R. China
• Hanneke Drosopoulou, Athens, Greece
• Frank F. Richards, MD, Yale University, emeritus, New Haven, CT, USA
• Alan Robinson, IAEA, Entomology Unit, Seibersdorf, Austria
• Kostas Bourtzis, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece
• Hilali Abderrahmane, Director of Plant Protection and Fraud Repression, Morocco
• Gordon Gordh, USDA-APHIS, Raleigh, NC, USA
• Christopher A. Wozniak, USDA-CSREES, Washington, DC, USA
• Thomas A. Miller, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
• Mark Q. Benedict, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
• Joo Lis de Azevedo, University of So Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
• Stephanie James, Foundation of National Institutes of Health, USA
• Mario Rodriguez, Insitituto Poltecnico Nacional, Mexico

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