On Friday, July 15th, 2022, KBI and Crop Life Indonesia held a webinar discussing regulations and the potential adoption of genetically engineered products in the food sector. ” THE POTENTIAL ADOPTION AND REGULATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY” was chosen as the main title of this webinar and featured several experts from various institutions and companies.
As the keynote speaker in this webinar, Prof.Dr. Ir. Bambang Prasetya, M.Sc, – Chairman of the Committee for Biosafety (KKH-PRG) Research Center for Testing and Standards Technology – BRIN, delivered a presentation titled “DEVELOPMENT OF PRG AND ITS REGULATIONS TO SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY.”
In his presentation, Prof. Bambang Prasetya explained the history, progress, methods, benefits, and challenges faced by the production of genetically engineered crops, specifically those that can support Indonesia’s food security. He also discussed the regulations and technical supervision from the government and related agencies.
The next agenda was a talk show delivered by Mr. Mastur, Ph.D. presenting “REGULATION OF AGRICULTURAL GENETIC ENGINEERING PRODUCTS (GMP) IN INDONESIA.” As the head of the Center for Research and Development of Biotechnology and Agricultural Genetic Resources. he explained a series of processes and procedures required to develop genetically engineered crops until they were declared suitable for widespread cultivation.