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SEED BIOTECHNOLOGY: THE IMPACT ON ANIMAL PRODUCTION
them to deliver margin on their stock."
Critics argue that the elimination of competition violates anti-trust regulations, threatens food security and may
suppress innovation. Hund believes mergers can spark the
research and development of new products.
"These companies will continue to try and extract value,
and that's going to be through innovation and differentiation
- all the technology that they can cultivate," Hund says.
In addition, she suspects secondary opportunities
may present themselves as new divisions spin off the
merged portfolios and the companies explore new sources of revenue generation.
Respective regulatory bodies plan to approve or deny
the legitimacy of these transactions in early 2017.

The cost of regulation has become "an almost insurmountable challenge" for the development of many new
biotech products, says Dr. Wayne Parrott, professor of plant
breeding and genomics with the University of Georgia. 
"The cost is inversely proportional to the risk involved,"
he says. "Spending $30 million on safety tests gives the
same level of safety that $2 million to $3 million does."
"Regulation is absolutely stifling innovation," Parrott
notes. "Theoretically, if a country does safety testing by
the CODEX Standard, that testing should be accepted
around the world, which is the case for every single food
except for GMOs where you see many countries wanting
to run their own tests."
Meanwhile, the consumer's perception of GM foods has
been tarnished by activists and misinformation, culminating in the United States' push for GM labeling laws.
"You know, I have been in this business my whole career
and I have never been pessimistic until this past year," Parrott
says. "The point of no return, I think, is the labeling law. We
avoided the labeling issue - the 50-different-labels issue at a
national level - but not at the international level."

Threats to progress
There are a series of legal, social and economic challenges repressing new seed technologies. Public perception
and excessive regulation pose the greatest obstacles to the
development of the necessary advances in biotechnology.

Feed, animal protein industries key to
biotech's success
Despite long-term challenges, food industries likely
will prevail in shifting the public dialogue out of sheer
necessity. In the short term, however, it's animal feed and
food producers who will make the case for safe and costeffective GM grains and the progression of seed research.
"The amount of [new GM seed varieties] with no hope
of seeing daylight is just astonishing. It has nothing to do
with the safety of the products; it has everything to do
with overregulation," says Parrott. "It's the feed sector
where this technology has the best chance of succeeding
and moving forward." ■

Ongoing seed biotechnology research strives to increase
yields and mitigate on-farm challenges for feed crops, like
soybeans and corn.

endomotion, Bigstock.com

References available upon request.

This is the second article in WATT Global Media's 100year anniversary series, which looks at key drivers that
will shape the future of the worldwide poultry industry.
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Poultry USA - February 2017
Contents
Study shows wheat quality’s impact on broiler performance
Animal ag needs metrics for antimicrobial stewardship
US foundation works to end African poverty with chickens
Cargill ad campaign highlights turkey growers
100TH YEAR SERIES: Seed biotechnology: The impact on animal production
US broiler farms monitor nutrient runoff practices
7 additives to replace antibiotics in US broiler feeds
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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