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Most developing countries ill-equipped to ensure global biosafety: UN University
Date:5/27/2008

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  • The use of genetically-modified crops in many developing countries makes future trade bans and disruption likely;

  • The lack of an effective biosafety regime undermines the potential for developing countries to consider the role of biotechnology in critical areas such as addressing climate change.

    Most available capacity building resources to date have been devoted to developing policy and regulatory regimes, including approval procedures and risk assessment. Scientific training has focused mostly on risk assessment and, to a lesser extent, on the detection of genetically modified organisms.

    The authors offer a suite of recommendations, emphasizing that capacity needs should be identified locally, not internationally, and point to success stories on which world efforts should be built.

    The findings raise fundamental questions about the extent to which capacity deficits are undermining the promise that advances in biotechnology would directly address the needs of the poor, says UNU-IAS Director A.H. Zakri.

    There may also be broader implications of a capacity deficit in biosafety and biotechnology. These may include an impaired ability to meet the challenges of global issues such as climate change, or to protect humans and the environment against biosecurity risks.


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  • Contact: Terry Collins
    terrycollins@rogers.com
    416-538-8712
    United Nations University
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