Publications from the McHughen lab (since 2000).
Dr McHughen has published over 100 Peer-reviewed publications, ranging from technical journal articles to books. The following list is in reverse chronological order and refereed (peer-reviewed) unless indicated otherwise.
Smyth,SJ., Alan McHughen, J Entine, D Kershen et al. 2021. Transgenic Research. Removing politics from innovations that improve food security
Entine, Jon, Maria Sueli S Felipe, Jan-Hendrik Groenewald, Drew L Kershen, Martin Lema, Alan McHughen, Alexandre Lima Nepomuceno, Ryo Ohsawa, Reynante L Ordonio, Wayne A Parrott, Hector Quemada, Carl Ramage, Inez Slamet-Loedin, Stuart J Smyth and Diane Wray-Cahen. 2021. Transgenic Research. Regulatory approaches for genome edited agricultural plants in select countries and jurisdictions around the world
Hood, E.E., K.A. Eversole, L. Leach, M. Hogan, Alan McHughen, J. Cordts, K. Rathore, T. Rood, S. Collinge and M. Irey. 2019. Report on SCRA nuts and bolts workshop II. Case studies of citrus greening, ultra-low gossypol cotton and blight tolerant low acrylamide potato. GM Crops & Foods 10:3, 139-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645698.2019.1634989
McHughen, A. 2019. Rebuttal to Commentary of Prof Yilmaz. GM Crops & Foods 10:1, 17-19. May, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645698.2019.1600984
McHughen, A. (Chair), Kent Bradford, Neal Carter, Dennis Eriksson, Elizabeth Grabau, Elizabeth Hood, Wayne Parrott, Jeff D. Wolt (panelists). 2018. Regulatory Barriers to the development of Innovative Agricultural Biotechnology by Small Businesses and Universities. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Issue Paper 59.
McHughen, A. 2018. Regulation of Genome Editing. Conference on Statistics, Science and Public Policy. Herstmonceux, UK. Queen’s University. Ed: A. Herzberg. April 18-21, 2018.
McHughen, Alan. 2016. Re: GM Crops-- lessons from Medicine. Science, 353: 6305. Letter (non-refereed). https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaj1764
Kalaitzandonakes, N., Giddings, L.V., McHughen, A. and K. Zahringer. 2016. The Impact of Asynchronous Approvals for Biotech Crops on Agricultural Sustainability, Trade, and Innovation. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Commentary QTA2016-2. CAST, Ames, Iowa
McHughen, A. 2016. Regulations and Biosafety. Plant Biotechnology and Genetics, 2nd ed. Editors: Stewart, C. Neal, Jr. John Wiley & Sons. p.311-329.
McHughen, A. 2016. A Critical Assessment of Regulatory Triggers for Products of Biotechnology: Product vs Process. GM Crops & Food. 7:125-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645698.2016.1228516
Abdallah, N., Prakash, C., McHughen, A. 2015. Genome editing for crop improvement: Challenges and opportunities. GM Crops & Food. 6:183-205. doi: 10.1080/21645698.2015.1129937
McHughen, A. 2015. Fighting Mother Nature. In: Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics and Society. Editor: R. Herring. Oxford University Press. Pp.431-452.
McHughen, A. 2014. Genetically Engineered Specialty Crops Need Regulatory Assistance. NABC. 5p. NABC- 25. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council.
Hanson, B., A. Fischer, A. McHughen, M. Jaseiniuk, A. Jhala, and A. Shrestha. 2014. Herbicide-resistant crops and weeds. In: Principles of Weed Control, 4th Ed. Editors: S. A. Fennimore and C. A. Bell. California Weed Science Society. pp. 168-188.
McHughen, A. 2014. GMO Safety and Regulations. Beyond the Science. 6p.
McHughen, A. 2014. Debating the debate on genetically engineered crops. Genetic Engineering News. Editor(s): John Sterling, Editor in Chief. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. 3p. (Non-Refereed)
Ryan, C.D. and A. McHughen. 2014. Tomatoes, potatoes and flax: implications of withdrawn products. In: Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Editors: Smyth, S., D. Castle and P. Phillips. Edward Elgar.
McHughen A 2013. GM crops and foods: what do consumers want to know? GM Crops & Food. 2013 Jul-Dec;4(3):172-82.
Wager, Robert W, Lerayer A, Fedoroff N, Giddings LV, Strauss SH, Leaver C, Shantharam S, Potrykus I, Fellous M, Burachik M, Jany KD, Trewavas A, Rao CK, Prakash CS, Miller HI, Bradford K, Cetiner S, McHughen A, De Stefano-Beltrán L, Chassy BM, AlMomin S, Newell-McGloughlin M, Ammann K, Herring RJ, de Souza L. 2013. We request a serious reconsideration of the recent paper by Seralini et al. alleging tumorigenesis in rats resulting from consumption of corn derived from crops improved through biotechnology (Séralini et al., 2012). Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Mar; 53:455-6
McHughen, A. 2013. Who’s afraid if GMOs? C2C Journal, Winter 2013 issue. (Reprinted in National Post (Toronto) and elsewhere.)
Wozniak, C. and A. McHughen. 2012. Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada. Springer.
Brookes, G., J.E. Carpenter, A. McHughen. 2012. A review and assessment of ‘Impact of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the US—the first sixteen years: Benbrook C (2012)’. Environmental Sciences Europe 24:1-14.
McHughen A. 2012. Introduction to the GM crops special issue on biosafety, food and GM regulation. GM Crops Food. 2012 Jan-Mar;3(1):6-8.
McHughen, A. and S. Smyth. 2012. Regulation of genetically modified crops in North America: American Overview. In: Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada. Eds. C. Wozniak and A. McHughen, 2012. Springer
Smyth, S. and A. McHughen, 2012. Regulation of genetically modified crops in North America: Canadian Overview. In: Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada. Eds. C. Wozniak and A. McHughen, 2012. Springer.
Bazer, F., D. Kraemer and A. McHughen, 2011. Welfare, Health, and Biological Efficiency of Animals through Genetics and Biotechnology. In: Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry and Stewardship in Animal Production. Eds. W. Pond, F Bazer and B. Rollin. Taylor and Francis Group/CRC
McHughen, A. 2011. Thwarting consumer choice: The case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods. Gary Marchant, Guy Cardineau, Thomas Redick . AgBioForum: 108p. American Enterprise Institute Press. AgBioForum. Vol. 14: p.33-34.
McHughen, Alan and R. Wager. 2010. Popular misconceptions: agricultural biotechnology. New Biotechnology 27:724-728
Wager, R. and A. McHughen. 2010. Zero sense in European approach to GM. EMBO Reports 11, 258 – 262.
Waterer, D., Nicole T. Benning, Guohai Wu, Ximing Luo, Xunjia Liu, Michael Gusta, Alan McHughen and Lawrence V. Gusta. 2010. Evaluation of abiotic stress tolerance of genetically modified potatoes (Solanum tuberosum cv. Desiree). Molecular Breeding 25: 527-540.
Gusta, Lawrence V., Nicole T. Benning, Guohai Wu, Ximing Luo, Xunjia Liu, Michael L. Gusta and Alan McHughen. 2009. Superoxide dismutase: an all-purpose gene for agri-biotechnology. Molecular Breeding 24: 103-115.
McHughen, A. 2009. Technological Advances Increase the Risk of Genetic Identity Theft. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 29:14
McHughen, A. 2008. Encyclopedia of Rural America. Agricultural biotechnology. Editors: Gary Goreham.
McHughen, A. 2008. The fear factor. The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't—and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger. Daniel Gardner. Nature Biotechnology 26:1226. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2008. Allergies and genetically engineered foods. NABC White papers. Editor: Tony Shelton. 3pp.
McHughen, A. 2008. Genetic engineering and regulation. NABC White papers. Editor: Tony Shelton. 5pp.
McHughen, A. 2008. Undermining scientific credibility. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News 28: 6
McHughen, A. 2008. Labeling Genetically Modified (GM) Foods. NABC White papers. Editor: Tony Shelton. 4pp.
Beachy, R., Federoff, N., Goldberg, R., McHughen, A. 2008. The burden of proof: A response to Rosi-Marshall et al.Proc. Nat'l. Acad. Sci. National Academies Press. Vol. 105:7E9: 1p.
McHughen, A. 2008. Learning from mistakes: missteps in public acceptance issues with GMOs. In: What can nanotech learn from biotech? Editors: Ken David and Paul Thompson. Elsevier, pp. 34-54.
McHughen, A, and S. Smyth. 2008. US regulatory system for Genetically Modified crop cultivars. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 6:2-12.
Smyth, S. and A. McHughen. 2008. Regulating Innovative Crop Technologies in Canada: The Case of Regulating Genetically Modified Crops. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 6:213-225.
McHughen, A. 2007. Regulations and Biosafety. In: Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Ed. C. N. Stewart. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, doi: 10.1002/9780470282014.ch12
McHughen, A. 2007. The role of the public academic scientist in the twenty-first century: Who is protecting the public interest? In: Public Science in Liberal Democracy: The Challenge to Science and Democracy. Eds: G. Porter and P. Phillips. University of Toronto Press. pp.194-204.
McHughen, A. 2007. Fatal flaws in agbiotech regulatory policies. Nature Biotechnology. 25: 725-727.
McHughen, A. 2007. Public perceptions of biotechnology. Biotechnology Journal. 2:1105-1111.
McHughen, A. 2007. Global governance of food and agriculture systems. Reba Carruth. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. 13:311-312. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2007. Toppling the organic house of cards. Alex Avery. Nature Biotechnology. Vol. 25: p.522-523. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2006. Implications of faith-based science. Genetic Engineering News. March 15: p.6-7.
McHughen, A. 2006. Prof. McHughen’s critics reply. Genetic Engineering News. p.6-8.
McHughen, A. 2006. Plant genetic engineering and regulation in the United States. Agricultural biotechnology in California series, University of California, ANR, publication 8179. 5pp.
McHughen, A. 2006. Genetic engineering and testing methodologies. Agricultural biotechnology in California series, University of California, ANR, publication 8190. 5pp.
McHughen, A. 2006. Problems with the Cartagena Protocol. Asia Pacific Biotech. 10: 684-687.
McHughen, A. 2006. The limited value of measuring gene flow via errant pollen from GM plants. Environmental Biosafety Research. 5:1-2.
Avery, A., Prakash, C.S., McHughen, A., Trewavas, A. and T. DeGregori. 2005. What kind of farming works best? Science. 307:1410-1411.
Kershen, D and A. McHughen. 2005. Adventitious presence. CAST issue papers. July 19 4pp.
McHughen, A. 2005. Certa ricerca sui rischi degli OGM piace ai politici ma nuoce alla scienza. Darwin (Italy). March-April 2005 p.74-75.
McHughen, A. 2005. What’s all the buzz on GMOs? Health Care in Hawaii. Continuing Medical Education Symposium. Hawaii State Department of Health. Honolulu.
McHughen, A. 2005. What’s the difference between GM food and non-GM food? American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International annual meeting. Orlando, Fl.
McHughen, A. 2005. Current status of food traceability and labeling in USA. Symposium for Traceability Systems and Food Safety. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
McHughen, A. 2005. Risk assessment and management of GMOs in USA. International Symposium for risk management of GMOs. Council of Agriculture, Taipei, Taiwan.
McHughen, A. 2005. From Organic Cigarettes to Enzyme-Rich Raw Foods. ASPB Bulletin Vol. 32(6): p.1-2. (non-refereed)
Giusti, G., Harper, J., Lemaux, P.G., McHughen, A., and Alison Van Eenennaam. 2004. The role of public sector scientists in the biotechnology debate: lessons learned in Mendocino County. ASA annual symposium. Seattle, WA.
Masters, B.S., Bazer, F.W., Beresford, S.A., Dellapenna, D., Etherton, T.D., Garza, C., Goldman, L., Green, S., Gregory, J., Hillard, J., McHughen, A., Miller, S., Taylor, S.L., Zacharewski, T. 2004. Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods. National Academies Press. Washington, DC. 235p.
McHughen, A. 2004. Consumer benefits from biotechnology and its perspectives. Safety assessment of GM crops and foods. Seoul, Korea.
McHughen, A. 2004. A Consumer’s Guide to Genetically Modified Food: From Green Genes to Red Herrings. Porodnik Konsumenta. Warsaw, Poland. 277p. (Polish edition)
McHughen, A. 2004. Understanding ecosystem effects of novel living organisms. The US perspective. Canadian Environmental Protection Agency. Montebello PQ.
McHughen, A. 2004. GM Flax. Public research and the regulatory review of small-market (specialty) biotechnology-derived crops. Proceedings of a workshop organized by the National Center for Food and Agriculture Policy. Editors: W. Goldner, A. M. Thro. USDA-CSREES.
McHughen, A. 2004. Point of View. Genetic Engineering News. 1p.
McHughen, A. 2004. Seeds of Concern. DM Murray. In Vitro-Plant. Vol. 40. p.340-341. (Book review)
Redenbaugh, K. and A. McHughen. 2004. Regulatory challenges reduce opportunities for horticultural biotechnology. California Agriculture. Vol. 58: 2 p.106-115.
Chassy, B., Carter, C., McGloughlin, M., McHughen, A., Parrott, W., Preston, C., Roush, R., Shelton, A. and S. Strauss. 2003. UK field scale evaluations answer wrong questions. Nature Biotechnology. 21: 2-3.
Cross, R.H., McKay, S.A.B., McHughen, A. and P.C. Bonham-Smith. 2003. Heat-stress effects on reproduction and seed set in Linum usitatissimum L. (flax). Plant, Cell & Environment. 26:1013-1020.
DeClercy, C., Gilchrist, D., Marchildon, G., Greenberg, L., and A. McHughen. 2003. A Survey of the GM Industry in Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy Public Policy Paper No. 16.
McHughen, A. 2003. OGM o non OGM? (I Libri dell’ Elefante. Torino, Italy (Italian edition).
McHughen, A. 2003. Mandatory process-based labelling: To serve whom and at what cost? 15p. American Agricultural Economics Association, Food and Agriculture Policy Conference. Washington, DC. 03/20/2003.
McHughen, A. 2003. Agricultural GMOs: risk analyses and intellectual property protection in the USA. In: Challenges and Risks of GMOs-What risk analysis is appropriate? OECD-Amsterdam-Maastricht University. p.101-111. Maastricht, Netherlands.
McHughen, A. 2003. Nature via Nurture. Matt Ridley. Nature Biotechnology. 21: 8. 1-2. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2003. Blending traditional and modern technologies, Nov 5, 2003. http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidbiotech/comments/comments201.htm
McHughen, A. 2003. Genetically modified organisms - transgenesis in plants. Y Tourte. In Vitro Plant. 39: 669. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2003. The gift of the Magi. AgBiotech Bulletin. AgBiotech Bulletin. Vol. 11(4): p.1-2.
McHughen, A. 2003. Let biotech help rescue drought-ravaged Africa . American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) Newsletter. May/June 2003. (non-refereed)
McHughen, A. 2003. Ecological assessments of crops derived through modern biotechnology. Biosafety in Biotechnological research, trails and applications. Sofia, Bulgaria.
McHughen, A. 2003. GMO safety: regulatory theory and practice. In: Korea Conference on Innovative science and Technology. p.33-45. Jeju, Korea. 11/11/2003.
Gould, F., Andow, D., Blossy, B., Chapela, I., Ellstrand, N., Jordan, N., Kamkey, K., Larkins, B., Letourneau, D., McHughen, A., Phillips, R., Thompson, P. 2002. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants: The Scope and Adequacy of Regulation. National Academy Press. Washington, DC. 320p.
Gulati, A. and A. McHughen. 2002. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of lentil. In: Focus on Biotechnology – Applied Genetics of Leguminosae. Editors: P. K. Jaiwal, R. P. Singh. Kluwer Academic. Dordrecht. Vol. 10B: p.147-163.
Khachatourians, G., A. McHughen, W. K. Nip, and R. Scorza. 2002. Editors: Transgenic Plants and Crops. Marcel Dekker. New York. 876p.
McHughen, A. 2002. Biotechnology and Safety Assessment, Edn. 3. John A. Thomas and Roy L. Fuchs (eds.). Nature Biotechnology 20(10). p.975. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2002. Scientists from Mars, consumers from Venus. Nature Biotechnology. Vol. 20: p.549.
McHughen, A. 2002. Genetically modified organisms: Perception and reality. Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Briefing. Jan. 2002 p.1-2. (non-refereed)
McHughen, A. 2002. Contrasts in the international risk debate schemes. In: 7th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms. Beijing, China. p.9-12.
McHughen, A. 2002. Biotechnology & Food for Canadians. Risk Controversy Series. Fraser Institute. Vancouver, BC. Canada. 69p.
McHughen, A. 2002. A consumer’s guide to GM food. Maruzen Co, Tokyo. (Japanese edition).
McHughen, A. 2002. Scientists from Mars, consumers from Venus. Nature Biotechnology. 20: 549.
McHughen, A. 2002. Genetic engineering: Putting food safety issues into context. In: Statistics, Science and Public Policy. Editors: A. M. Herzberg, R. W. Oldfield. Hailsham, UK. p.193-199.
McHughen, A. 2002. The potential and hazards of genetically modified foods (plenary speaker). 70th congress of ACFAS (Francophone Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science). Quebec City, QC, Canada.
McHughen, A. 2002. Separating fact from fiction. BIO-2002. Biotechnology Industry Organization annual meeting. Toronto, Ont. Canada.
Buchanan, B., Frick, O.L., Lemaux, P.G., McHughen, A. 2002. Mitigation of food allergies via crop bio technology. Symposium on advances in Clinical Nutrition. American College of Nutrition. San Antonio, TX.
Rowland, G.G., McHughen, A., Hormis, Y.A. and K.Y. Rashid. 2002. CDC Normandy flax. Can-j-plant-sci. 82: 425-426.
Gulati, A., Schryer, P. and A. McHughen. 2001. Regeneration and micrografting of lentil shoots. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. -- Plant. Vol. 37: p.798-802.
Gulati, A., Schryer, P., and A. McHughen. 2001. Production of fertile transgenic lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) plants using particle bombardment. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol.- Plant. Vol. 38: p.316-324.
McHughen, A. 2001. Putting food safety risks into context: Something to chew on. In: Food of the Future? Comparing Conventional, Organic and Genetically Modified Food Crops: Understanding and Managing the Risks. Editors: P. Gallaugher, L. Wood. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, BC, Canada. p.57-63.
McHughen, A. 2001. First fruit: The creation of the Flavr savr tomato and the birth of biotech food. Belinda Martineau. Nature Biotechnology. Vol. 19: p.909. (Book review)
McHughen, A. 2001. The scientific basis for risk assessment for GM plants- why monitor in the first place? In: Risk assessment methods for genetically modified plants- current trends and new developments. Editor: S. Rakousky. Ceske Bubovice, Czech Republic. p.1-2.
McHughen, A. 2001. The pipeline for future agricultural products. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Workshop on Nutritional Assessment of Biotech Foods. Ottawa. Canada.
McHughen, A. 2001. Popular genetics. Genetics Society of Canada Bulletin. Vol. 32: 1
Fairbairn, G., G. Scoles, and A. McHughen. 2000. Eds. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms. Saskatoon, SK. 204p.
McHughen, A. 2000. Pandora’s Picnic Basket. The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods. Oxford. New York. 277p.
McHughen, A. 2000. A Consumer’s Guide to Genetically Modified Food: From Green Genes to Red Herrings. Oxford. 277pp. (UK edition)
McHughen, A. 2000. Biotechnology and Food. American Council for Science and Health New York, NY. 44p.
McHughen, A. 2000. GM food safety: facts, uncertainties and assessment. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Conference on the Scientific and Health aspects of Genetically Modified Foods. Edinburgh, UK.
McHughen, A. 2000. The road ahead. p.8-13. In: 6th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms. Saskatoon, SK.
McHughen, A. 2000. Transgenic linseed flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). In: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 46. Transgenic Crops 1. Editor: Y. P. S. Bajaj. Springer-Verlag. Berlin. Vol. 46: p.338-351.
McHughen, A. 2000. The regulations of GM foods: Who represents the public interest?. Can. Inst. Int. Aff. Summer 2000 p.624-632.
McHughen, A. 2000. Uninformation and the choice paradox- GM food labeling. Nature Biotechnology. 18:1018-1019.
McHughen, A. 2000. The role of geneticists in the public debate over genetically modified organisms. Bulletin, Genetics Society of Canada. Vol. 30: 4 p.75-76.
McHughen, A. 2000. Sowing those seeds of doubt. The Times Higher Education Supplement. June 16 p.33-34.
McHughen, A. 2000. Fighting a lost cause. The Times Higher Education Supplement. Sept. 29 p.16.
McHughen, A. 2000. Biotechnology in the global economy. Science and the Precautionary Principle. Harvard University. JFK School of government.