Microbial inoculants have the potential to increase crop yield without damaging the environment. Current regulations and guidelines strongly inhibit advancement, without protecting our health and environment, in spite of our extensive experience with genetically altered microorganisms. Agenciesl should design regulations appropriate for research and commercialization and create a balance between protecting the public from problems while helping it to benefit from desirable agricultural practices.
Agricultural biotechnology; research funding; regulation; sustainable agriculture; transgenic products; genetic resources; field trials
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