Vietnam: Many Asian countries already have legal frameworks for gene-edited crops

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 16, 2024

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The 'Achievements in Plant Biotechnology - From gene editing of crops to sustainable agricultural development' conference, recently held in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam, marked a significant event in the field of agricultural biotechnology. Organized by prestigious institutions including the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory USA and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, the conference showcased nearly 20 presentations from international experts on the advancements in gene editing for crops. Topics ranged from improving crop traits like drought resistance to the legal and regulatory frameworks governing gene-edited crops globally. Despite Vietnam's recognition of biotechnology's importance for sustainable development, the country faces challenges in establishing specific legal guidelines for evaluating and managing gene-edited crops, as highlighted by Professor Pham Van Toan. The event underscored the rapid growth of gene editing research in Asia, especially China, and the need for evolving legal guidelines to keep pace with technological advancements.
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Source: Gene-edited tomatoes. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory USA Research Institute, Vietnam Meeting of Science Association (Rencontres du Vietnam), Institute of Biotechnology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) and International Center for Science and Education Interdisciplinary (ICISE) recently coordinated to organize the conference "Achievements in Plant Biotechnology - From gene editing of crops to sustainable agricultural development" in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. This is considered the largest international scientific conference on gene editing on crops ever held in Vietnam. The conference brought together many of the world's leading scholars, experts, and researchers in the field of plant breeding using biotechnology. Speaking at the opening of the conference, Professor David Jackson, from the US Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, said: "The goal of this conference is to create a forum to share the latest scientific advances." in the field of gene editing in ...
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