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The U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced £7 million (US$13.8 million) in funding for 12 new research projects aimed at "tackling" pests, diseases, and harsh environmental conditions...
This research paper discusses policy and constraints on biotechnology product development in East Africa. It recommends: 1) developing and implementing clear national policies and regulations on biotechnology research and development (R&D), with an emphasis on encouraging private sector innovation and...
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President Andy Lavigne has said that new regulations on genetically modified (GM) plants proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should hopefully allow new crop technologies to reach farmers more quickly. Lavigne sys the proposed regulations offer...
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that genetically engineered StarLink corn did not cause allergic reactions in 17 people who had reported reactions after eating corn tacos and tortillas last fall. Blood tests did not find signs of antibodies to the Cry9c protein, which...
Paul Heisey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of the impact of agriculture research and development (R&D) for food security in developing countries. Heisey states, "Investment in agricultural R&D that complement other policy measures in enhancing incentives to producers and...
Paul Heisey of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides an overview of the impact of agriculture research and development (R&D) for food security in developing countries. Heisey states, "Investment in agricultural R&D that complement other policy measures in enhancing incentives to producers and...
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that genetically engineered StarLink corn did not cause allergic reactions in 17 people who had reported reactions after eating corn tacos and tortillas last fall. Blood tests did not find signs of antibodies to the Cry9c protein, which...
In a new paper, geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam, at the University of California, Davis, United States, argues that a new approach to regulating food products from animals developed using modern biotechnology is needed. Regulatory policies, she says, should be based on the safety and attributes of those...
The biotechnology company Syngenta has announced its decision not to market its genetically modified (GM) sweetcorn, Bt-11, despite the recent approval of the product by the Eurpoean Commission. Syngenta's decision not to place its product on sale to consumers for the time being is due to the reluctance...
This United Nations 58th General Assembly Report of the Secretary General states that it is in the interest of people from both developed and developing countries to use safe biotechnological applications as widely as possible. This, it says, requires the development and implementation of policies that...