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2019-05-29 21:00 UTC (cjg072@mail.usask.ca)
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2019-07-04 20:15 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

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Regulating innovative crop technologies in Canada: the case of regulating genetically modified crops
Stuart Smyth, College of Biotechnology, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada;, Alan McHughen, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
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fax 306-966-8413
e-mail stuart.smyth@usask.ca
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The advent of genetically modified crops in the late 1980s triggered a regulatory response to the relatively new field of plant genetic engineering. Over a 7-year period, a new regulatory framework was created, based on scientific principles that focused on risk mitigation. The process was transparent and deliberately sought the input of those involved in crop development from non-governmental organizations, industry, academia and federal research laboratories. The resulting regulations have now been in place for over a decade, and the resilience of the risk-mitigating regulations is evident as there has been no documented case of damage to either environment or human health.
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doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2007.00309.x
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd
© 2007 The Authors
Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
13 pages
Plant Biotechnology Journal (2008) 6 , pp. 213-225
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Biotechnology, genetic engineering, genetic modification, plants with novel traits, rDNA, regulations, risk