WG1. RNAi technology
Objectives: Determine the state of existing knowledge on RNAi technology and how this is being used in the development of RNAi plants.
WG2. Application of RNAi technology in GM plants
Objectives: To determine the state of development of RNAi plants and factors involved in enhancing their development.
WG3. Specific biosafety issues associated with RNAi
Objectives: The objectives of this working group are:
- Collect scientific information about biosafety aspects linked to RNAi GM plants,
- Promote research collaborations in this area in order to reduce uncertainty about non-target effects of RNAi,
- Produce biosafety protocols to support regulatory bodies in environmental risk assessment for RNAi-expressing GM plants.
WG4. Socio-economic Issues
Objectives: to collate and provide analyses and information on the social and economic impacts of GMP RNAi.
WG5. Communication platform on plant RNAi
Objectives: To develop an effective communication strategy and platform for the Action that reaches all interested parties and the general public as well as members of the Action.