One-size-fits-all GM regulation is stifling research
Strauss says that the level of government regulation should be dramatically reduced when genetic engineering is based on "native or homologous" genes, or those commonly found within related plant species.
Regulations that distinguish between different types of genetically modified (GM) plants may decrease some public condemnation of agricultural genetic engineering, he says. And it might promote GM crop development by small companies and public sector investigators.
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Reference: Science 300, 61 (2003)