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Development of an Agricultural Biotechnology Crop Product: Testing from Discovery to Commercialization

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BASF Plant Science, LP, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, United States
Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., 3054 East Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, United States
AOCS, 2710 South Boulder Drive, Urbana, Illinois 61802, United States
Bayer CropScience, 2 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, United States
Eurofins GeneScan, Suite 200, 2315 North Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana 70001, United States
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, DuPont Agriculture Biotechnology, Wilmington, Delaware 19880, United States
Cite this: J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012, 60, 41, 10179–10187
Publication Date (Web):September 24, 2012
Copyright © 2012 American Chemical Society

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    “Genetically modified” (GM) or “biotech” crops have been the most rapidly adopted agricultural technology in recent years. The development of a GM crop encompasses trait identification, gene isolation, plant cell transformation, plant regeneration, efficacy evaluation, commercial event identification, safety evaluation, and finally commercial authorization. This is a lengthy, complex, and resource-intensive process. Crops produced through biotechnology are the most highly studied food or food component consumed. Before commercialization, these products are shown to be as safe as conventional crops with respect to feed, food, and the environment. This paper describes this global process and the various analytical tests that must accompany the product during the course of development, throughout its market life, and beyond.

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