The FDA is accepting public comments through Nov. 17 on its plan to launch a public education campaign around GMO foods, and science and safety should be the focus.
Uganda’s Parliament voted the long awaited National Biosafety Act of 2017 into law today, ending years of governmental debate over whether the nation’s farmers will be able to access GMOs and other tools of genetic engineering.
Public comment is sought on US proposals that could have broad-reaching implications for the use of gene editing to pursue agricultural innovations. Some researchers say there is no scientific justification for the strict regulatory proposals.
Bolstered by a solid and functional biosafety framework, Malawi is one of the few countries in Africa poised to move forward in commercializing genetically modified crops, with cotton, cowpea and banana now in field trials.
Scientific innovations, including crop biotechnology, are helping us meet the challenge of feeding a growing population while addressing five major agricultural problems: nitrogen, topsoil, land conservation, pesticides and thirsty plants.
Luis Ventura-Martinez shares the challenges and dreams of some Latin American scientists and educators working on science education and biotechnology.
New recommendations for regulating future biotechnology products deserve bi-partisan support.