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International Food Biotechnology and Biosafety Workshop Releases Final Declaration

November 22, 2017

The 2017 International Food Biotechnology and Biosafety Workshop organized by Hacettepe University and Michigan State University on October 9-11, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey has released its final declaration.

The workshop's final declaration emphasized the need for modern biotechnology as a key technology for food and agricultural science, which are widely considered as the future of global food security by the scientific community. It also states that modern biotechnology plays an integral role in the interaction of food, agriculture, environment, and sustainability.

The workshop focused on key thematic issues in the legal framework, socio-economic considerations and risk assessment in support of modern biotechnology research and biosafety monitoring and decision-making.

For more details, contact Dr. Remziye Yilmaz at remziye@hacettepe.edu.tr.