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NIFA Holds Workshop on the Science of Gene Flow in Agriculture

NIFA sponsored a workshop in Washington DC on September 7–8, 2011, about the science of gene flow in agriculture and its role in co-existence.

Participants from the seed and plant production industries, the plant sciences community, and experts from academia and industry convened to discuss the biology related to gene flow and persistence, as well as current and upcoming technologies to control gene flow.  Given the introduction of new crops for biofuels, diverse traits, and production systems aimed to capture markets with high purity standards, a comprehensive understanding of gene flow biology and control is crucial for co-existence   There was a focus on current and future strategies, both transgenic and non-transgenic, to minimize gene flow and maintain seed purity in all sectors of the agricultural community. Download or view the meeting report.



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