When will there be a legal corridor for gene-edited crops in Vietnam?

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 20, 2024

Tridge summary

In Vietnam, Dr. Do Tien Phat and his team at the Institute of Biotechnology are leading the way in gene editing technology, successfully enhancing crops like soybeans, rice, tomatoes, and cucumbers to improve traits such as protein content and disease resistance. However, the adoption of these gene-edited crops is hindered by Vietnam's lack of regulatory frameworks, a challenge echoed across Asia. An international conference in Vietnam highlighted efforts to establish legal guidelines for gene-edited crops, with countries like Japan making strides by developing three gene-edited crops that require government licensing for commercialization. This reflects a broader trend towards creating open and predictable legal frameworks to support the commercialization of gene-edited crops while ensuring consumer safety and informed choices.
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Specialized in Plant Biology at the University of Missouri (USA), and worked in the US in the field of gene technology and gene editing, Dr. Do Tien Phat, Head of Plant Cell Technology Department, Institute Biotechnology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) is one of the scientists participating in the first research groups on gene editing technology in Vietnam. It is known that the plant cell research group of Dr. Do Tien Phat is the first successful research group on gene editing technology in Vietnam on many different crops such as soybeans, rice, tomatoes, and cucumbers. "For example, on soybeans, the research team is carrying out a research project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with the hope of creating a soybean variety with high protein content. Currently, we have a soybean line prospect, is in the stage of evaluating net houses and biosafety control towards future applications," Mr. Phat informed. Similarly, Dr. Nguyen Duy Phuong, Head of the ...
Source: Danviet
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