Qhow much have we spent on gmo research in total

how much have we spent on gmo research in total

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On average, the recent research that has been conducted on GMOs, on a per product basis is calculated to be an average of $130 Million (and 13 years). This is a per product average, so each product that reaches commercialization in a given year would also cost something similar to this value.


Please see below for additional helpful resources:

  1. The Cost and time involved in the discovery, development and authorization of a new plant biotechnology derived trait by Phillips McDougall
  2. Genetically engineered crops: from idea to product by Prado et al
  3. GMO Answers infographic on Research and Regulation


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