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NABC Report 25: Biotechnology and North American Specialty Crops:
Linking Research, Regulation, and Stakeholders

Executive Summary of NABC Report 25


PART I — CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Biotechnology and North American Specialty Crops: Linking Research, Regulation, and Stakeholders (Allan Eaglesham and Ralph W.F. Hardy)

PART II —KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Opportunities and Challenges for Specialty Crops: Will They Sell If Developed? (Roger N. Beachy)
Q&A


 PART III —PLENARY SESSIONS

       Session 1: Genetic Engineering and Specialty-Crop Improvement

Transgenic Papaya Story: Still a Public-Sector Anomaly? (Dennis Gonsalves)
Benefits of Biotech Specialty Crops: The Need for a New Path Forward (Tony Shelton)
Potential Concerns of Different Stakeholders to Genetically Engineered Specialty Crops (Gregory Jaffe)
Q&A

       Session 2: Case Studies

Orange Juice: Will it be Available to Drink in the Future (Agriculturally or Commercially)? (Ricke Kress)
Biotech and Apples: Why They Fit (Neal Carter)
Bringing Biotech Potatoes to Market (Haven Baker)
Technology Evolution in Vegetables (John P. Purcell)
Q&A

 Session 3-1: The Regulatory Process and Technology Access for Specialty Crops

Regulation of Plant-Incorporated Protectantsby the US Environmental Protection Agency (Chris A. Wozniak)
Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of USDA’s Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology (David Heron)
Ensuring Food and Feed Safety: US Food Law and FDA’s Biotechnology Consultation Process (Robert I. Merker)
The Canadian Regulatory Process for Plants with Novel Traits (Patricia McAllister)
Q&A


Session 3-2: The Regulatory Process and Technology Access for Specialty Crops (continued)

Getting to Yes: How to Achieve Pre-Market Approval (Scott Thenell)
Cultural Shift: Innovation is a Process (Peter Schuerman)
Intellectual Property for Crop Transformation: A Continuing Saga for Agricultural Innovation in the Public Sector (Alan Bennett)
Q&A

Session 4: Perspectives from Relevant Groups

The “Stacked” Pipeline of Biotech Specialty Cropsand Regulatory/Market Barriers to Coexistence (Thomas P. Redick)
Genetically Engineered Specialty Crops Need Regulatory Assistance (Alan McHughen)
Specialty Crops and Human Health Impacts (Mary Ann Lila)
Transforming Modern Agriculture Through Synthetic Genomics (Jim Flatt)
Q&A


PART IV —STUDENT VOICE AT NABC

Student Voice Report (Matthew Bernard, Parisa Fallahi, Bolormaa Jamiyansuren and Alma Laney)

PART V POSTER ABSTRACTS

PART VI – PARTICIPANTS