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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Risk Mitigation

25 August 2015, CGIAR Master Class, Kathryn Adams

Genetic technologies have the potential to assist with future goals for food security, improved nutrition and perhaps the reduction of poverty through targeted crop improvement for areas impacted by adverse climatic conditions both now and in the future.

However, to offset the benefits of these technologies there are also risks, real and perceived. Many countries have introduced regulatory systems to improve scientific assessment and mitigate risks so that the benefits can be more fully realised.

This Webinar looked at some of the benefits, risks and risk mitigation principles that are being implemented. However, the monetary cost of such regulation may be too high for developing countries unless a more balanced approach can be found and/or innovative partnerships with IP sharing based on geographic differences and needs can be found.

 

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