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Crop Biotech Update

Biotechnology Safety and Issue Management Workshop Concluded in Indonesia

November 14, 2012

A workshop on Biotechnology Safety and Issue Management workshop was held in Bogor, Indonesia to enhance participants' understanding of the key principles of biosafety and risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Featured speaker, scientist Dr. Rashimi S. Mair of Monsanto provided information on the global adoption of biotech crops and how the technology benefits adopting countries. She also emphasized that researches have been conducted to prove the food and environment safety of biotech crops which is similar in nature as conventional crops.

Some 20 participants composed of scientists and private sector attended the workshop which also covered topics on development and stewardhip across the product life cycle; food, feed and environmental safety of biotech crops; and characteristics of functioning regulatory process. The workshop was organized by IndoBIC in collaboration with Croplife Indonesia, PBPI and SEAMEO BIOTROP.

For details of the workshop contact Dewi Suryani of IndoBIC at catleyavanda@gmail.com.