Sampling and Detection Methods for Products of Modern Agricultural Biotechnology in NAFTA Countries

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Sampling and Detection

This report represents a unique survey of the present status of the need for harmonization, current analytical method activities (and implementation), and an indication of various organizations’ short and long-term research activities. Interviews were conducted with representatives within each of the agencies and laboratories with a responsibility for ongoing activities in the development of GM methods, standardization, international communications, and implementation of regulations in NAFTA countries.

It also served as background to a workshop organized by IFBiC on October 11- 12, 2007 to foster discussions among the regulatory bodies within NAFTA countries on approaches to the validation and harmonization of analytical methods for crops derived from modern biotechnology. This meeting provided the opportunity for different government agencies to share the latest information and published data on these methods.

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