Biotech Updates

Canada Approves RNAi Biopesticide Technology Field Study

June 14, 2023

Canada's Pest Management Research Agency (PMRA) approved the field study application of RNA interference (RNAi) biopesticide delivery technology. It is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to eliminate crop pests using biotechnology.

Renaissance Bioscience Corp. developed RNAi to provide an environmentally safe and sustainable way to protect crops from insects that cause substantial damage. It has the potential to reduce or replace the usage of traditional chemical pesticides that cause damage to the environment, as well as animal and human health, when used excessively.

The RNAi's mechanism of action targets and turns off a particular gene/s that is unique to the identified pest, which stops its invasion of the crop. This reduces or may eliminate the effect on other plants and animals.

Read the news release of Renaissance BioScience for more information.

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