International Conference Tackles Commercialization and Trade of Gene-edited Products
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp
Date: May 02, 2023 09:29AM
Advancements and investments in science are vital in navigating possible solutions to the challenges of food security and climate change. ‚??Investing in science is investing in our future,‚?Ě says Dr. Misha Schubert, Chief Executive Officer of Science & Technology Australia during the opening of the¬†International Conference on Gene Editing: Enabling Future Commercialization and Trade¬†organized by Murdoch University, ISAAA Inc., and Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC).
With over 100 participants from Australia¬†and other countries, the event is being held on April 26-27, 2023, at the Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome in Canberra. The conference aims to assist both small and large-scale exporters in understanding the potential of gene editing¬†for crop improvement, and the issues related to trade in gene-edited produce.
Aside from discussions about the science and applications of gene editing in crops, experts also tackled the various challenges and possible pathways towards harmonization and product-based policy regimes. Dr. Schubert stressed that feeding the world is not a scientific problem but a regulatory problem. Thus, discussions to build the confidence of the public and policymakers on gene editing are timely and necessary.
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