19 January 2021, Brussels: CropLife International announces the publication of peer-reviewed recommendations to modernize the regulation of genetically modified crops in the open access Journal of Regulatory Science. “As part of our purpose to advance innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future and ensure we play a leading role in enabling a sustainable food system, CropLife International is pleased to share the results of joint experts’ efforts — working together with over 50 industry scientists.
These findings will provide a basis for future discussions and open collaborations between stakeholders and governments around modernizing approaches to regulating genetically modified crops, to make new agricultural innovations readily and widely available for all,” said Laurie Goodwin, Director of Regulatory Affairs at CropLife International. Regulatory modernization could create a more predictable, effective, safe, transparent as well as timelier path to market globally for agriculture innovations.
These innovations are critical to contributing to the achievement of food systems sustainability as they provide solutions for farmers to address a changing climate while meeting growing food demand within the limitations of our planet. The papers serve to continue to open a dialogue with stakeholders and governments to deliver on the need to modernize the approach to the assessment of genetically modified crops.