Recent and Ongoing Research

EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticide Products Division – Conduct risk analyses of genetically modified plants (corn, cotton, soybeans) which provide resistance to insect damage.  Areas evaluated include:

  • Genomic and molecular data of genetically modified plants
  • Insecticidal protein expression in transgenic plant tissues
  • Efficacy of modified plants
  • Impacts to nontarget insects and the environment
  • Insect resistance management
  • Human health safety
  • Economic benefits of genetically modified crops.

For more information, contact:
Anthony Q. Armstrong (, 865-576-1555)