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January 20, 2018

082 – GE Crop Regulation in Uruguay

Uruguay is a major producer of soy and corn from genetically engineered seeds, with over 2.5 million acres in production.  Dr. Paul Vincelli talks about the regulatory framework in Uruguay with Dr. Alejandra Ferenczi, Head of Biosecurity with the Ministry of Agriculture in Uruguay.  The regulatory system of Uruguay involves many levels of regulation and input to evaluate the safety of the crops.  Dr. Ferenczi discusses how multiple regulatory bodies perform risk analysis, risk assessments and communication around GE crops.  The discussion also covers issues of food safety, risk, and public perceptions.

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