Crop Biotech Update

Environmental Risk Assessment Workshop in Bangkok

August 28, 2013

On August 5-6, 2013, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in collaboration with Thailand's Department of Agriculture organized a workshop on environmental risk assessment (ERA) of genetically modified (GM) crops in Bangkok. The workshop was led by a group of experts on risk assessment and regulatory aspects of GM crop registration from Estel Consult Ltd., Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK and representative of Technical Biosafety Committee of Thailand.

The workshop was held to provide an opportunity to facilitate discussions about the methods and concepts of environmental risk assessments (ERAs) to support GM crop registration applications in Thailand. The workshop was attended by 30 representatives of the university, industry, and regulatory sector.

For details of the workshop and biotechnology status in Thailand, contact safetybio@yahoo.com.