Community of Experts Presents Progressive Regulatory Approaches for Animal BiotechJanuary 19, 2022
A community of experts held a series of virtual workshop sessions on regulatory approaches for agricultural applications of animal biotechnology. The key points of the discussions are summarized in an open-access review article released in Transgenic Research.
The workshop sessions highlighted the following:
- There are still several challenges for animal biotech to receive the trust and acceptance and become available for farmers to meet the global demand for food products and at the same time enhance animal welfare and reduce environmental impacts.
- Communication strategies that consider consumers' perspectives can help in public awareness about the benefits of the technology and the costs of inactions.
- Public perception and science-based regulations determine the degree of animal biotech adoption.
- Genome editing technology offers an opportunity to hasten the improvement of animal welfare and reduce the impacts on the environment.
The experts involved in the workshops include Eric M. Hallerman of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Diane Wray-Cahen of U.S. Department of Agriculture, ISAAA representatives Rhodora Romero-Aldemita, Margaret Karembu, and Godfrey Ngure, among others. They have identified concrete steps to reach a favorable status for GM and gene-edited animals for agriculture. These include building human infrastructure for effective regulatory oversight, training for scientists on regulatory systems and communication, and continuous communication between the experts and the public to build trust and transparency.
Read more recommendations in Transgenic Research.
You might also like:
- ISAAA Kicks Off Discourses on Regulatory Approaches for Animal Biotech
- International Animal Biotech Webinars Wrap Up for 2020
- Pocket K No. 55: Biotech-improved Animals
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Community of Experts Presents Progressive Regulatory Approaches for Animal Biotech
- Kenyan Livestock Farmers Appeal for Importation of GM Animal Feeds
- Discovery Finds Plants Rely on CLASSY Gene Family to Diversify their Epigenomes
- Gene Discovery to Make Superman Sorghum that Resists Broad Spectrum of Fungi
- Researchers to Develop Roundworm-Resistant Sweet Potatoes
- HKU Scientists Discover Mechanisms to Make Salt Tolerant Soybeans
- APAARI Presents Lessons on GM Maize Adoption from the Philippines
- US Supports Further Research of Bt Eggplants in Bangladesh, Philippines
- Chinese Scientists Discover Universal Key to Solve Self-Incompatibility of Potatoes
- Researchers Produce Quinoa Hybrids Thanks to Genome Sequencing
Plant Breeding Innovations
- CRISPR-based Tool Reverses Insecticide Resistance in Fruit Flies
- South African Seed Growers Appeal for NBT Not to be Regulated as GMOs
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (May 18, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (May 18, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (April 27, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: