Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs:Encourage the original innovation of agricultural genetically modified organisms and regulate the transfer of biological materials
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  Food Partner Network News On February 18, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued a notice to encourage the original innovation of agricultural genetically modified organisms and regulate the transfer of biological materials.
   The notice pointed out that original innovations are encouraged, and innovative agricultural genetically modified organisms research and development activities such as new genes, new traits, new technologies, and new products are supported. Newly developed agricultural genetically modified organisms should be approved for production and application safety certificates compared with similar products. There have been breakthroughs, innovations, and progress. Encourage agricultural genetically modified organisms that have obtained production and application safety certificates to transfer to high-quality varieties, and the comprehensive agronomic characteristics of the transformed varieties should not be lower than the local recommended varieties.
   At the same time, give full play to the decisive role of the market in the allocation of resources, and actively carry out comprehensive assessments of agricultural GMO production compatibility, market maturity, product competitiveness, technological innovation, etc., and select those that can meet production needs and meet market needs , Major achievements that lead future trends, open up the key links from research and development to application, and accelerate the promotion and application of results. It is also necessary to give play to the leading role of enterprises, promote scientific-enterprise cooperation in genetically modified R&D, and encourage enterprises, enterprises, and institutes and universities to jointly apply for production and application safety certificates, so that enterprises can truly become the main force in R&D, application and trade.
   In addition, it is necessary to regulate the flow of biological materials and strengthen traceability management. The transfer transfer and breeding report is included in the scope of review of safety management measures in the safety evaluation of agricultural genetically modified organisms.
  The notice also clarified that the main responsibility for the biosafety management of the entire life cycle of agricultural genetically modified organisms from research and development, variety selection, seed production, seed marketing, crop production and trade to product delisting, shall be undertaken by the owner of the production and application safety certificate. In the event of transfers, transfers, and other activities, the responsibilities and obligations of related parties shall be clarified and implemented to ensure that they are traceable in the forward direction and traceability in the reverse direction.

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