South Korea Promotes the First Genome-edited Food CropSeptember 2, 2020
"We received a decision from the USDA that the genome-edited soybean which contains a double amount antioxidant, anti-aging oleic acid, are not GMOs," said Ji-Hak Han, Director of the Toolgen Seed Business Division. This is the second time that Toolgen received the same decision. The first one was for a new variety of Petunia.
Toolgen has been conducting field trials in Central Asia since early this year to commercialize soybean seeds as well as to find areas for mass production. "We will gradually expand and commercialize the scale within three years after the successful small-scale field trial cultivation," Han added.
For more details, read the article in Hankyung (in Korean).
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