New Policy Framework for Crops | BioDiscovery Institute
November 29, 2022

New Policy Framework for Crops

Richard Dixon, a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of biological sciences and founding director of UNT's BioDiscovery Institute, is among an interdisciplinary committee of researchers hoping to spur governments to rethink regulations on genetically engineered crops. Dixon coauthored a paper published in Science, which outlines possible options for a policy overhaul that would bring more consistency and scientific merit to safety standards across the world and put more emphasis on regulating the product rather than the methods used to genetically engineer crops. Throughout his career, Dixon has made significant contributions to plant science especially in better understanding how molecules are made within plants and the implications that has for agriculture and human health. UNT will celebrate his career and retirement during the Plant Biochemistry Symposium Oct. 7.