GMO detection methods database launched
An online database has been launched by industry association CropLife International for detection methods for testing commercialised genetically modified plant-derived products. It makes “reliable and up-to-date” testing methods publicly available. It was created primarily for use by government regulators and policy makers seeking valid detection methods and reference materials and seed companies wishing to test their products. The database allows testing services to license the detection methods directly from the technology providers for their proprietary technologies and grants complimentary access to the methods to regulatory agencies and seed companies worldwide. The detection methods are searchable by crop, developer, product, event and protein. They are available at http://www.detection-methods.com.