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Document Type

General Interest Article

Keywords

Plant genetic engineering, seeds, regulations

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

March 1988

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

95

Issue

1

First Page

24

Last Page

26

Copyright

© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf