Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Interviewee Sabina Vidal is a professor at the National Republic University in Uruguay. Her lab is interested in the genetic improvement of soybean, especially in response to abiotic stress. This episode talks about her journey, her lab’s approaches, and about the strangling regulations that stop innovation from being implemented. The over-reaching regulatory burdens eliminate the possibility of researchers in Uruguay from being able to release their own solutions, leaving Uruguay (a country where almost 100% of income comes from ag) farmers to plant seeds from large US companies.

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