General Interest Article
Plant genetic engineering, seeds, regulations
The seed industry has routinely incorporated new technology into its research and development programs. Plant generic engineering is the most recent technology to be utilized for seed product development efforts. New sources of herbicide, insect, and disease resistance are being incorporated into crop plants using cellular and molecular biology techniques.
New regulatory guidelines have been developed which require regulatory approval before genetically engineered plants can be reseed in the field and ultimately marketed. The impact of these regulations on product development is unclear. Hopefully a dialogue will develop among industry, government agencies, and the public such that reasonable and appropriate regulatory procedures evolve. Those procedures need to facilitate the development of beneficial plant products while assuring the public that safety and environmental risks are acceptable.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Frey, Nicholas M.
"An Industry Perspective on the Benefits of and Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 95:
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol95/iss1/10