International Food Biotechnology and Biosafety Workshop Releases Final Declaration
The 2017 International Food Biotechnology and Biosafety Workshop organized
by Hacettepe University and Michigan State University on October 9-11, 2017
in Ankara, Turkey has released its final declaration.
The workshop's final declaration emphasized the need for modern
biotechnology as a key technology for food and agricultural science, which
are widely considered as the future of global food security by the
scientific community. It also states that modern biotechnology plays an
integral role in the interaction of food, agriculture, environment, and
The workshop focused on key thematic issues in the legal framework,
socio-economic considerations and risk assessment in support of modern
biotechnology research and biosafety monitoring and decision-making.