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Experts Tackle Importance of GM Crops Commercialization in Beijing
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: July 23, 2018 08:31PM

Over 150 stakeholders from government, universities, research institutions,
local and international companies, and 13 traditional and online media
practitioners participated in the Crop Biological Breeding Industrialization
Seminar 2018 co-organized by the Chinese Society of Biotechnology, Chinese
Society of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, the Crop Science Society
of China, China Society of Plant Protection, Chinese Society of
Agri-biotechnology, and ISAAA at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural
Sciences (CAAS) in Beijing, China on July 11, 2018.

Professor Zhu Zhen from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Zhang Chunyi, Director of China
Biotechnology Information Center (ChinaBIC) moderated the event. Professor
Xu Zhihong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Former President
of Beijing University served as the Chairman and gave a message during the
Seminar. He stressed the importance of agri-biotechnology education in China
and criticized rumors about GM crops.

Dr. Paul Teng, ISAAA Chair, presented the Globa Status of Commercialized
Biotech /GM Crops in 2017. Dr. Rhodora Aldemita, Director of ISAAA Global
Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology reviewed the Biotech Crop Adoption in
Asia-Pacific. Prof. Liu Yaoguang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
and Professor of South China Agricultural University gave a presentation
entitled Plant Genome Editing Technology and Its Application in Gene
Function Research and Genetic Modification. Ms. He Xiaodan, Vice director of
the Sector of GMO Safety and Intellectual Property Rights, Science and
Education Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs explained
the Safety Regulation Framework of Agri-biotechnology in China.


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