This summary captures the status and key guidance issues that emerged from NABC 25, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research for researchers, government regulators and industry representatives.The discussion covered: the dearth of biotechnology specialty food crops; opportunities for crop improvement and human-food and -health benefits; Case studies of products in development; the regulatory process and technology-access barriers; and strategies for commercialization of specialty food crops in the United States and Canada.
The issues of research, regulation and introduction of agricultural specialty crops are completely different from those of major crops. At NABC 25 speakers from all areas of this issue presented.
Agricultural biotechnology; speacialty food crops; government regulation; technology access barriers
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